Twix Cupcakes

I can’t take complete credit for this recipe. My boyfriend was actually the one who had the idea, I was just the one who made it happen. These Twix Cupcakes are one of the most flavorful cupcakes I’ve ever had. The sweet caramel filling against the vanilla cupcake just leaves your mouth wanting more. My boyfriend loves Twix and of course he gets everything he wants, so I couldn’t say no. 

Twix Cupcakes | Vanilla cupcakes with caramel filling and chocolate buttercream frosting via Sweet as a Cookie

 Just look how cute they are! I decided to cut up some fun sized Twix and top each cupcake with a half. I even drizzled on some caramel for that extra cute touch. My boyfriend is still talking about these Twix Cupcakes and it’s been over a week since I’ve made them. If you’re a huge Twix fan these cupcakes will be perfect for you. They’d also make the perfect treat at a birthday party. I know if someone made these for my birthday I wouldn’t dare complain 😉

Twix Cupcakes | Vanilla cupcakes with caramel filling and chocolate buttercream frosting via Sweet as a Cookie

Lately I’ve been obsessed with fresh pineapple. Canned pineapple doesn’t even come close to fresh. I love it with chicken and on my pizza. I think eating pineapple makes me feel like summer is right around the corner. I’m hoping the cooler weather is gone. It feels like every year the winters get longer and longer.

Twix Cupcakes | Vanilla cupcakes with caramel filling and chocolate buttercream frosting via Sweet as a Cookie

Tomorrow we’re heading to the lake and I’m hoping to get some awesome pictures while it’s still half frozen. It’s so beautiful during winter but it’s been way too cold to go outside this year. Luckily it’s warmed up just enough to get some pictures while the lake is still partly frozen. 

Twix Cupcakes | Vanilla cupcakes with caramel filling and chocolate buttercream frosting via Sweet as a Cookie

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Twix Cupcakes
Yields 12
A delicious vanilla cupcake filled with gooey caramel and topped with chocolate buttercream frosting.
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Vanilla Cupcake
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  3. 3 large eggs
  4. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  5. 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  6. 1 and 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  7. 1/4 tsp. salt
  8. 1/4 cup milk
Caramel Filling
  1. 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 3 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  3. 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  4. 1/2 tsp. salt
  5. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. 4 tsp. milk
Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer combine butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Once fluffy mix in eggs one at a time.
  4. Mix in vanilla.
  5. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. With the mixer on low add in 1/3 of the flour mixture, 1/8 cup of milk, another 1/3 of the flour mixture, the rest of the milk, and the rest of the flour mixture.
  7. Don't over mix, mix until just combined.
  8. Fill 12 cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full with the batter.
  9. Bake for approximately 18 minutes or until cake springs back when touched.
  10. Allow to cool before filling and frosting.
Chocolate Frosting
  1. In a large bowl cream together butter, salt, vanilla and milk.
  2. Once combined slowly mix in sifted cocoa powder and powdered sugar.
  3. Mix until frosting is light and fluffy.
Prepare Cupcakes
  1. Scoop out the center of a cooled cupcake.
  2. Fill with 2 tsp. caramel topping.
  3. Top with chocolate buttercream
  4. Enjoy!
Adapted from Southern Shelle | Vanilla Cupcakes
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    Julie
    March 21, 2014 at 5:28 AM

    wow, they look good! Twix is probably my most favourite all time chocolate bar, it’s such a classic! The weekend is coming – hurray and the weekend is when I get time for baking!

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