Chocolate Caramel Twix Cupcakes

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These Twix cupcakes are simply amazing! Loaded with caramel, and a delicious buttercream frosting, these cupcakes are full of flavor. Turn a boxed cake mix into a gourmet cupcake with this easy recipe!

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Easy Twix Candy Bar Cupcakes

If you have a craving for Twix chocolate bars, then these Twix cupcakes are going to be right up your street. Super quick and easy to make and packed full of caramel and chocolate flavor, you are going to love them. 

Many people love a Twix bar, am I right? The delicious biscuit and chocolate cased in chocolate, there isn’t much you can’t like about them.

So making them into a cupcake is just a dream come true for any chocolate fan, I am sure. These cupcakes use a cake box mix to make things simple, and the flavors of Twix run through the moist cake by adding caramel inside the cupcake to combine with the chocolate flavors. 

Using a stand or hand mix makes this a quick and easy recipe, but you can make this by hand if you wish. The cakes are cooked in minutes, and the only waiting around you have to do is enable them to cool before you decorate.

These cupcakes are perfect for a party or gathering but can quite easily be a sweet treat you enjoy with a lovely hot cup of tea.

The whole family is going to love them. So if you fancy trying them out, here is everything you need to know. 

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make – packed with delicious caramel and chocolate flavor!
  • Easy recipe – start with a boxed cake mix and turns it into gourmet cupcakes with this easy recipe!
  • Perfect for a party – these easy cupcakes make a great party treat but also can be enjoyed with a lovely hot cup of tea!

Recommended Tools

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large bowl and hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Cupcake liners and pan
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Piping bag and 1M frosting tip

Ingredients

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  • Chocolate cake mix – and water, oil, and eggs
  • Caramel sauce
  • Buttercream frosting
  • Fun-size Twix candy bars – cut in half

How to Make Twix Cupcakes

1. First of all, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. You will also need to line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

2. Get a large mixing bowl and add the cake mix, oil, water, and eggs to it. Whisk with a hand mixer or use your stand mixer and beat the ingredients together. 

3. Divide the cake batter between the 24 cupcake liners. Then bake for 9-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Then allow cupcakes to cool for 1 hour.

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4. While the cupcakes are cooling, you can cut the Twix bars in half.

5. Use the frosting tip to hollow out the center of each cupcake, about ¼ inch deep.

6. Then stir 1 tablespoon of the caramel sauce into the frosting. Use a spoon to add caramel to the hollowed center of each cupcake.

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7. Add the frosting to a piping bag equipped with the tip, and pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes. Then add half a Twix bar to the center of each frosted cupcake.

8. Serve and enjoy. Yum!

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Substitutions & Variations

  • Instead of a chocolate cake mix, you can use a vanilla cake mix instead. 
  • Instead of shop-bought caramel sauce or frosting, why not make your own? It may take a little longer, but it will taste just as good. 
  • Try making these cupcakes with a different chocolate bar. Mars, snickers, or even cookies or other biscuits will work well. They will provide a different flavor, but this recipe can be used as a base for many other themed cupcakes. 
  • Add some edible gold glitter to make these super eye-catching. 
  • Make one large Twix cake instead of individual cupcakes. 
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Notes and Tips

  • You can use your favorite chocolate cake recipe, too, if you wish. A cake box makes things quick and easy, but making your own is also an option. 
  • You may also use a different, more solid caramel by making your own sauce. 
  • To serve, you could drizzle over some extra caramel sauce.
  • Test the cupcakes with a toothpick to ensure they are cooked all the way through. 
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool before frosting them. 
  • Just be aware caramel will soak into the cupcake; this really does give it the perfect flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I serve the Twix cupcakes?

These are perfect to be served at a party. They are super tasty, and everyone will love the flavors of biscuit and caramel in cupcake form.

The cupcakes are also perfect for a snack, dessert served with some ice cream, or even for the next bake sale or as edible gifts for friends and family.

How do I store the Twix Cupcakes?

You can store these cupcakes in an airtight container and leave them at room temperature. They will be at their best for up to five days.

If you have made your own buttercream and it includes cream or cream cheese, then you will need to store the cupcakes in the fridge. They will still last the same amount of time.

Can you make this Vegan?

Sure! You can make this vegan if you want. A cake box mix is usually plant-based anyway. Just make sure you check it first.

Caramel is made primarily with sugar, so is usually plant-based, but sometimes store-bought sauces might be mixed with dairy products. In this case, just make your own caramel sauce.

The only thing you will need to change is the buttercream frosting, but there are plenty of vegan recipes for frosting that you can use instead.

The Twix itself is not vegan. But you could use crushed-up biscuits instead. Digestive biscuits are usually suitable for plant-based diets, so this could be a great alternative. Just check before adding.

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Twix Cupcakes

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Additional Time:1 hour
Total Time1 hour 32 minutes
Servings24 Cupcakes
Calories: 275 kcal
These Twix cupcakes are simply amazing! Loaded with caramel, and a delicious buttercream frosting, these cupcakes are full of flavor. Turn a boxed cake mix into a gourmet cupcake with this easy recipe!

Ingredients
 

  • 15.25 oz chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup caramel sauce divided
  • 16 oz buttercream frosting
  • 12 fun-size Twix candy bars cut in half

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large bowl and hand mixer, or stand mixer
  • Cupcake liners and pan
  • Knife and cutting board
  • 1M frosting tip

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • Add the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs to a large bowl and beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
  • Divide the batter between 24 cupcake liners, and bake for 9-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Allow cupcakes to cool for 1 hour.
  • Cut the Twix bars in half.
  • Use the frosting tip to hollow out the center of each cupcake, about ¼ inch deep.
  • Stir 1 tablespoon of the caramel into the frosting.
  • Use a spoon to add caramel to the hollowed center of each cupcake. NOTE: caramel will soak into the cupcake, and that’s what gives it the perfect flavor.
  • Add the frosting to a piping bag equipped with the tip, and pipe frosting onto the cupcakes.
  • Add a half a Twix bar into the center of each frosted cupcake.

Notes

Use your favorite chocolate cake recipe. A cake box makes things quick and easy, but making your own is also an option.
Test the cupcakes with a toothpick to ensure they are cooked all the way through.
Allow the cupcakes to cool before frosting them so the frosting stays put.

Nutrition

Calories: 275 kcal | Carbohydrates: 36 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0.1 g | Cholesterol: 21 mg | Sodium: 231 mg | Potassium: 99 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 27 g | Vitamin A: 42 IU | Vitamin C: 0.1 mg | Calcium: 46 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

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