Twix Cake from My New Cookbook

My new Twix Cake is the ultimate chocolate lover’s dessert. With layers of milk chocolate cake, chocolate caramel buttercream, shortbread cookie crumbs, and homemade salted caramel, it’s impossible to resist.

Twix Cake

Talk about the kind of cake that becomes the talk of the town! This Twix cake is the ultimate candy cake and perfect cake for your chocolate and caramel loving friends and family. In fact, it’s Ryan’s choice for his birthday cake!

It’s in my new cookbook, but I couldn’t resist adding it to the blog because everyone needs to make this cake.

Twix Cake

What You Need to Make This Recipe

  • Cake flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Eggs
  • Unsalted butter
  • vanilla extract
  • Granulated sugar
  • Light brown sugar
  • Powdered sugar
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Buttermilk
  • Chocolate chips
  • All-purpose flour
  • Sour cream
  • Twix bars

How to Make Twix Cake

There are several elements that go into making this cake, but don’t let that scare you off. You’ve got this!

Plan Ahead

My suggestion is to spread the process out over the course of a few days. Day one, you can make cake days. On the second day, make the shortbread cookie crumbs and caramel, and on the third day, make the buttercream and decorate the cake.

How to Make the Cake

To make the cake layers, start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees F for 30 minutes or so. While the oven preheats, prep your pans and start the cake batter.

  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk the cake flour, cocoa powder, and salt to combine. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars on medium-high until light in color and fluffy in textureabout 3 minutes.
  • With the mixer on medium speed, add the eggs one at a time, making sure to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl between each addition. Continue to beat on medium-high speed for about 2 minutes, until smooth. Add the vanilla and stir to combine.
  • Turn the mixer to low speed and add ⅓ of the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix until just incorporated and then add half of the buttermilk, followed by another ⅓ of the flour mixture, the second half of the buttermilk and lastly, add the remaining flour mixture and mix until just incorporated.
  • In a small bowl, combine the vinegar and baking soda. The mixture will bubble. Add the mixture to the cake batter and stir on low until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again for another 20 seconds.
  • Gentle fold in the sour cream.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans (about 20 ounces in each pan) and bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs on it.
  • Remove the cake pans from the oven and let the layers cool in pans for 15 minutes before inverting onto cooling racks to cool completely.

Pro Tips for Moist Cakes

Don’t forget to follow my go-to tips for getting your cakes to rise and bake well:

  • Preheat your oven for 30 minutes prior to baking.
  • Use good quality pans like Fat Daddio.
  • Spray your pans with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper.
  • Don’t overmix your cake batter once you add the dry ingredients.
  • Use room temperature wet ingredients.
  • Use fresh baking powder.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out with a few moist crumbs on it.

Shortbread Cookie Crumbs

You’ll love these shortbread cookie crumbs in the cake. Not only do they add some great texture, but the flavor brings the Twix elements to the next level.

You’ll just be combining sugar, butter and flour to make the crumbs. Easy peasy! Just make sure to check the cookie crumbs half way through baking to give them a little toss with a fork for even baking.

These shortbread cookie crumbs are a game changer in my Twix Cake

How to Make Homemade Salted Caramel

To make homemade salted caramel, you actually don’t have to be too hands-on. In fact, I want you to keep your hands off for the majority of the time!

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