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Twix Cupcakes Recipe

Delicious Twix candy cupcakes have a Twix candy baked right in the middle. AND one on top.

This decadent  chocolate Twix cupcake recipe also features a salted caramel frosting recipe that is “To die for”!

Twix Cupcakes Recipe

Delicious chocolate Twix cupcakes with a Twix candy baked in the middle. This decadent Twix Cupcakes Recipe also features a salted caramel buttercream frosting.

It has been so long since I’ve done a cupcake post! I got a little distracted this summer with moving to a new house. We have been doing quite a bit of light home renovating since the move.

Twix Cupcakes Recipe

Oozing Salted Caramel sauce over the rich buttercream frosting adds a decadent touch to Twix Cupcakes recipe!

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Twix Cupcakes make a perfect comfort food reward. If you’re accomplishing a big house project, celebrating a big event, holiday potluck or just having a really difficult time and need a goody.

These candy bar cupcakes will make you feel special.

Watch me Demonstrate the frosting technique I used for these cupcakes. It’s the same as what you see done here for my Princess Cupcake Dress .

I volunteer at a local youth group.  Our church  Christmas party needed treats.  I put my thinking cap on and decided that the kids would like Twix cupcakes. They truly did!

These kid approved desserts disappeared as soon as I put them out. These cupcakes were gobbled up and there were lots of young happy faces with chocolate and caramel all over them smiling at me.

I suddenly have quite a fan club of pre teens and tweeners in our church. They all want to come home and bake with me 🙂

Twix Cupcakes

Delicious chocolate cupcakes with a Twix candy baked in the middle. This decadent cupcake also features a salted caramel buttercream frosting.

I will probably make these again for Christmas day! This Twix Cupcake recipe is easy and yummy! Grown ups love them too. 

Looking For More Cupcake Inspiration? We have several Candy filled cupcakes. And many other delicious varieties of cupcakes your family will love in Homemade Food Junkie’s Cupcake Corner.

Twix Cupcakes Recipe

Recipe Notes for Twix Cupcakes:

This recipe makes 30 cupcakes so it’s a good choice for a party or large group event. You CAN make this recipe as a sheet cake.

Cupcake Notes:

I made these cupcakes using a chocolate cupcake recipe from my popular Chocolate Nutella cupcakes.

TIPS for Success:

  • Allow the ingredients to reach room temperature before you begin. This is especially important for your eggs and dairy.
  • Do NOT overmix the cupcake batter. The cupcakes will be dense and dry if you mix all the air out of them.

The cupcake frosting  is a simple buttercream caramel frosting.

TIPS for success:

  • Mix your buttercream thoroughly until it is pale and airy. This may take several minutes (up to five). The improved texture is worth it!
  • If you decide to purchase the caramel sauce make sure it is a sauce and not a caramel syrup.
  • Here’s our recipe for homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce (It is easy and delicious!).
    • BUT TAKE NOTE: If you want to make your caramel sauce from scratch you need the thicker consistency of the sauce to hold your buttercream together. Otherwise you will end up with a melting slimy mess.

Twix Cupcakes
Yield: 30 frosted cupcakes

Twix Cupcakes Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes

Delicious Twix cupcakes with a Twix candy baked in the middle. This decadent chocolate Twix cupcake recipe is made from scratch and also features a salted caramel buttercream frosting recipe that is “To die for


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks, cut into small pieces)
  • 1/2 Cup Room Temperature Salted Butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 Cup Salted Caramel Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Confectioners Sugar



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Line cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  3. Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, set aside.
  4. Whisk together the unsweetened cocoa powder and the hot water in a small bowl.
  5. Heat butter and sugar together in a medium bowl on the stove on medium to low heat setting.
  6. Heat and whisk until they are just combined and melted together.
  7. Add in the cocoa powder mixture to the butter and sugar mixture.
  8. Remove from heat and blend with an electric beater for 4-5 minutes until it is cool.
  9. Add in eggs one at a time mixing thoroughly between additions.
  10. Mix in vanilla
  11. Finally alternate adding in the flour and the sour cream in additions of thirds until they are completely blended in.
  12. Add half of the butter in cupcake tins and put a frozen mini twin in the center of the batter. Pour a little batter over the top of the candy, just enough to cover it.
  13. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and comes out cleanly.


  1. Cream 1 stick of softened butter for 3-5 minutes until it is light and fluffy.
  2. Next slowly add in the powdered sugar and mix well between additions.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and mix it in.
  4. Add the Salted caramel next and thoroughly blend it into the frosting until light and airy.


  1. Place the frosting in a piping bag and pipe frosting onto the cupcakes. Watch the Video in this recipe card to see the technique I used.
  2. Place the remaining salted caramel sauce in a piping bag with a small circle tip.
  3. Drizzle slowly over frosted cupcakes.
  4. Top with a mini twix.
  5. Store cupcakes in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 frosted cupcake

Amount Per Serving Calories 216Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 46mgSodium 166mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 1gSugar 19gProtein 2g

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Twix Cupcake Recipe is featured on Womans Day Magazine!

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Delicious Twix candy cupcakes have a Twix candy baked right in the middle, and one on top. This decadent chocolate Twix cupcake recipe also features a salted caramel frosting recipe that is decadent.

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This cupcake Recipe is published  in the online magazine The JaveCupcake Daily!

caroline Shelley

Saturday 12th of September 2020

Hi!! I made these cupcakes and the caramel sauce. If I browned the caramel to the shown color but then it turned rock hard in the fridge over night. I left it out to come to room temp but that didnt solve it. I ended up making a second batch but not browning it as much. The cake for this recipe was absolutely amazing. Super moist. The icing was horrible. It was really thick and whenever I iced a couple cupcakes as a test it fell off the sides, my cupcakes are cooled. Now, I am searching for another caramel icing recipe because this was a absolute disaster.

Kayti Lavergne

Saturday 12th of September 2020

Hi Caroline! So sorry to hear that the caramel sauce didn't work out. I've had a lot of success using Smuckers caramel sauce instead of making it from scratch. Happy to hear the cake turned out well!


Monday 8th of January 2018

They're beautiful! But didn't you mean 227 kilocalories?

Greetings from Brazil!


Monday 8th of January 2018

Hi Isabela, So fun to hear from you in Brazil! I'll soon be updating this recipe with a new printable that will give the calories in kcal. We do standard measurements in the U.S. Have a great day!


Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Made these tonight for my students and they are FANTASTIC! That frosting is awesome. I too ran out of time and purchased the salted caramel sauce. Still delicious. I love how they look, too! Thanks for the recipe!!

Kayti Lavergne

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

I'm so happy to hear they were well loved! No shame in some store bought caramel sauce! ;) Thank you for your wonderful comment!

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Sunday 28th of August 2016

how many does it make

Debra @ Bowl Me Over

Sunday 3rd of January 2016

Oh my gosh, of course the kids liked this recipe! Little kids...big kids - I don't think it matters! :D They look fabulous, wish I was there to enjoy one. Thanks for sharing with us at #TryaBiteTuesday - come back and share again this week - we'll start a new party tomorrow evening! Tweeted, pinned & yum'd to share your recipe.


Sunday 3rd of January 2016

Thank you Debra!

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