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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE THESE TWIX CUPCAKES:
Yield: 12 Cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18-20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (make sure to properly measure the flour!)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sour cream
CARAMEL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
- 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
- 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4-5 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce
- 12 mini Twix Candy bars, cut in half
- chocolate sprinkles
PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line (1) cupcake pan with 12 cupcake liners. Set aside.
STEP 1: In a medium bowl, mix flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
STEP 2: In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer on medium speed, beat eggs and sugar for about 2 minutes, or until light and creamy.
STEP 3: Add the butter and vanilla extract and beat on low speed for about 1 minute, or until well blended.
STEP 4: Beat in the dry ingredients on low speed until blended. DO NOT OVER MIX!
STEP 5: Add the sour cream and beat until smooth.
STEP 6: Fill each cupcake liner about 3/4 the way full with cupcake batter. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool before frosting.
MAKE CARAMEL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
STEP 7: Using an electric or stand mixer, cream together butter, corn syrup, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Beat for about 3 minutes.
STEP 8: Slowly, add powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream. Mix until frosting becomes light and fluffy, adding milk until the mixture reaches desired consistency. Add caramel sauce and mix until combined.
STEP 9: Frost cooled cupcakes using a piping bag or knife. Top with SPRINKLES & a Twix bar.
*For the frosting, heavy cream or half-and-half will give your frosting the creamiest texture. You may use milk instead, but the frosting won't be as creamy.
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