Easy Twix Cake: How to Make Your House Smell Like a Candybar

May 13, 2015

 

I swear I'm not always baking cakes.  It's just that all my family member's birthdays are in the Spring, so it makes for a very dessert-heavy season.  For my sister, it was Rainbow Cupcakes, for Mom, the Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake with Vanilla-Lemon Glaze, and now, I present to you:  the Twix Cake.

 

A side effect of making this cake is that it will make your entire house smell like you are living inside a Twix bar.  It's heavenly, and it's also (if you're me) really bad for your diet.  You're welcome, and I'm sorry.

 

I made this cake for my husband's birthday.  I think he liked it.  What do you think?

 

I also got him flowers, because I am a boss like that.

 

 

 

But now, for the cake!  
What You'll Need:

  • Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix

  • Butter

  • Milk or Buttermilk

  • Eggs

  • Caramel Topping
    (You can find it in the ice cream aisle usually.  I used Smuckers Salted Caramel.)

  • 5-6 Twix Bars

  • Dark Chocolate Fudge Icing

  • Mini-Chocolate Chips (optional)

  • Onion Chopper, or Large Knife

  • Mixer

 

 

Directions:

  • Prepare cake according to the cake mix directions, swapping milk or buttermilk for the water.  This will make your cake more moist  and buttery.  If you don't have a butter recipe cake mix, you can use a regular yellow cake mix and simply swap out a stick of butter for the required amount of oil.

  • Divide cake batter into two 9" round cake pans and bake according to the time instructions on the box.

  • Allow to cool for ten minutes and pop cakes out onto a wire rack or cool surface.

  • When completely cool, place one layer rounded side down.

  • Mix 1/3 cup caramel topping with fudge icing until you have a thick paste.  Or...slather the bottom layer with caramel topping and then sprinkle mini-chocolate chips on top.  I used the second method on this cake, but I think it would have made for a richer cake if I had mixed the caramel and frosting instead.

  • Place second cake layer on top, rounded side up

  • Frost with fudge icing

  • Using a large spoon, dribble caramel topping in thin strands across the top of the cake, criss-crossing strands until you reach the desired level of caramel.

  • Chop up 5-6 Twix bars.  (I used a Vidalia Onion Chopper, which made this task a lot easier!)  Place chopped up pieces on top of cake.

 

 

 

 

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