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Twix Cupcakes

Twix Cupcakes

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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE THESE TWIX CUPCAKES:

Chocolate Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Recipe by deliciouslysprinkled.com

Twix Cupcakes

Yield: 12 Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18-20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

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Ingredients:

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES:
  • 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

Directions:

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.

 

Check out my other delicious Cupcake Recipes

And make these Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes next!

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6 Responses to “Twix Cupcakes”

  1. Lauren — April 24, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    I noticed that corn syrup was listed on Step 7 for the buttercream, but it was not listed in the ingredients. How much is needed (if any)? Thanks!

    • Jenn — April 27th, 2015 @ 8:41 am

      Thanks for catching my mistake! You will need 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup!

  2. KayleneP @ The Links Site — February 19, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I love Twix too. When you combine it with a chocolate cupcake and caramel buttercream frosting it sounds awesome!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — February 20th, 2014 @ 7:42 am

      Thanks, Kaylene! Yes, these cupcakes are a Twix lover’s dream! Enjoy 🙂

  3. Gloria Phillips — February 15, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Absolutely yummy-licious! These cupcakes look super moist… and with this Twix action going on– so in love!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — February 17th, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

      Thanks, Gloria!! Chocolate cupcakes and Twix make the perfect love match, so delicious!

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