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Chocolate Cupcakes, Hidden Twix Bites, Twix Chocolate Spread, Caramel Buttercream Frosting, and even more Twix make the BEST Twix Cupcakes ever!

So this is the first Twix related recipe on my blog… shock and horror. A Twix bar is a bit of a random one for me because I do like them, and I would happily eat them, but they do fade into the background a bit sometimes as a bit of a mediocre chocolate bar. They’re a delicious Biscuit & Caramel bar covered in a thin layer of chocolate if you didn’t know… and they do a spread version. Just like the Maltesers Spread that I used in my No-Bake Chocolate Malteser Cheesecake recently, it is SO good.

I decided to go for a Chocolate Cupcake, with the spread on top, and then the Buttercream piped on top. I personally piped the spread on so I knew I had enough per cupcake, but this isn’t essential. One tub of the spread definitely does enough for 12 cupcakes. I did however want the spread on show, so I piped it round the edge of the cupcake so the buttercream would sit on top. When piping it did look a little dodgy however.. (watch the video and you’ll understand what I mean..).

When I made my Rolo Cupcakes I loved the recipe so much, this is quite similar. I decided to put some Twix Bites in the middle of the cupcake to give an extra bit of yum. I usually use a cupcake/icecream/cookie scoop to add my batter to the Baking Cups, but when I do it like this I use two spoons. I add half of what I would normally put into the cup on the bottom, add the twix bite on top, and then add the rest of the batter on top of that. Like my Creme Egg Cupcakes with the mini Creme Eggs in the middle, you want to make sure the Twix Bite is covered in batter before baking.

The way in which I decorate the cupcakes is completely opposite of course, but I thought you’d like to see how I do it. I still prefer to use Light Brown Sugar in my cupcakes compared to regular Caster Sugar or Golden Caster Sugar, but you can easily you them if you wanted. I use Stork in my sponges as I prefer the taste and it makes a lighter sponge in my opinion, but you MUST use Unsalted Butter still in your buttercream otherwise it will be too soft. You could easily make a chocolate buttercream frosting instead, or vanilla, but I loooove the caramel buttercream frosting! Heavenly.

P.s. please ignore the dodgy Buttercream Piping on these cupcakes.. watch my vlog for this recipe below and you’ll see why it went wrong… Enjoy! x


Twix Cupcakes!

Chocolate Cupcakes, Hidden Twix Bites, Twix Chocolate Spread, Caramel Buttercream Frosting, and even more Twix make the BEST Twix Cupcakes ever!
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Category: Cupcakes
Type: Chocolate
Keyword: Twix
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Author: Jane's Patisserie



  • 175 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 175 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 135 g Self Raising Flour
  • 40 g Cocoa Powder
  • 1x Bag Twix Bites

Caramel Buttercream

  • 125 g Unsalted Butter (Not stork)
  • 300 g Icing Sugar
  • 75 g Caramel (carnations)


  • Twix Spread
  • Carmel
  • Twix Bars


  • Heat your oven to 180C/160 Fan/350F and line a cupcake/muffin tin with 12 Large cupcakes cases/Muffin Cases or a large tray with 12 Iced Jems Baking Cups like I have!
  • With a stand mixer – Beat the butter with the light brown sugar until light and fluffy – Combine the eggs, self-raising flour and cocoa powder with the butter/sugar mix until well combined. It won’t take too long to mix!
  • Spoon a smaller spoonful of the mix into the cupcake cases to cover the bottom (Half of what you would put it normally) and then add a Twix Bite on top. Add the other half of the cupcake batter and make sure the Twix bite is covered. 
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until they’re baked through and they are springy to touch – Mine usually take 17-18 minutes! Leave them to cool fully on a wire rack (Or on the baking tray you used if you used the Iced Jems Baking Cups!
  • To make the Caramel Buttercream Frosting –Beat the butter with an electric mixer for a couple of minutes to loosen it – Gradually add the icing sugar on a slow speed until it is combined then speed the mixer up and beat for 3-4 minutes until fluffy and smooth.
  • Add the caramel to the buttercream and continue mixing, keep on beating for 5 minutes until whipped!
  • Hollow out part of the cupcakes, and fill with spread, or just spread some of the Twix Spread on top of the cupcakes like I have.
  • Pipe on the buttercream – I used a 2D Closed Star Piping Tip to decorate my cakes but you can do whatever you like!
  • Add in a Twix Bar chopped in half, and enjoy!


  • For the Buttercream/Drizzle you can either use Carnations Caramel, Dr Oetker Salted Caramel centres, Dulce de Leche etc – a thick caramel sauce is all you need!
  • I found my Twix spread in Asda, Tesco, and Sainsbury’s before, and its kept near the Nutellas and such. If you want an extra chocolatey fix, you can add in 100g of chocolate chips to the cupcake mix, but this isn’t essential.
  • These cupcakes will last in an airtight container/cupcake box for 3 days at room temperature!
  • I buy my Cupcakes Cases from Iced Jems – here!


Find my other Cupcake Recipes on my Recipes Page!

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  1. Alice on September 19, 2021 at 8:45 am

    When I made these my buttercream didn’t appear as thick as this, more runny but still pipped a pattern. How do you make it thicker??

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 20, 2021 at 10:50 am

      What brand of butter did you use? x

  2. Emma on May 2, 2021 at 10:22 am

    Hi Jane ,
    Could this recipe be used with mars bars instead? Would anything need to be changed if so


    • Jane's Patisserie on May 8, 2021 at 2:35 pm

      Hello! Yes you can but freeze the mars bar first xx

  3. Pia on November 12, 2020 at 11:01 am

    5 stars
    Amazing best cupcakes ever!!

  4. karen on August 23, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    5 stars
    made these today, so easy and tasted 😋

  5. Janice on August 22, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Hi Jane
    Love your recipes.
    Do you have a book?

    • Jane's Patisserie on August 22, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you! I have to e-books for sale on etsy!

  6. Sophie on January 16, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Do you know if the twix spread has been discontinued?
    I can’t find it anywhere! If not, is there a good alternative you can recommend? Xx

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 17, 2020 at 9:22 am

      It might have been! It’s been a long old while since I posted the recipe – you can use any spread you want really, but it’s easily left out! x

  7. MFP on May 21, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    What cocoa powder do you use please Jane ?

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 21, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      I use 100% cocoa powder, but I do switch between different ones. Bournville, Green & Blacks etc are all good.

  8. Tasnim on May 8, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    love a good bit of some twix(especially in a cupcake form) thnx Jane for this amazing recipe, i hope to try it soon!
    just an idea that popped in my head is there such a thing as baking delicious goods for pets. especially your cute Rolo, he’s adorbs! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 9, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Yes you can easily bake for pets, I’m doing some treats next week hopefully for Rolo’s Birthday!

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