Twix Cake Recipe

October 31, 2014 by Jenny Melrose

It’s finally Halloween!  I can’t wait to see all of your pics of your little cuties tonight all dressed up.  You can find mine here.  There are two things that I love about Halloween.  The first is seeing my girls all dressed up and loving going door to door saying “Trick or Treat.”  The second is all the Leftover CANDY!  I mean seriously!  I often feel the need to raid my daughter’s bag before we even get home, but her stash is always full enough for Leftover Candy Desserts like this amazing Twix Cake Recipe!

Twix Cake Recipe

Twix Cake Recipe

 

This graham cracker cake is super easy to make because it uses Betty Crocker’s Yellow Cake Mix.  It’s all about simple when you’re a busy mama of two little ones.  For the cake you’ll need the yellow cake mix, 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup of sour cream, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 3 eggs.  Mix everything together and bake according to the box directions at 350 F.   I always make sure to make my cakes the day before I want to frost them and then freeze them overnight.  I take the cakes out of the freezer about an hour before frosting and shape them so that they’re flat.  It’ll get rid of the majority of the crumbs and make your frosting look clean.

Twix Cake Recipe with Chocolate Frosting

I debated which kind of frosting to go with, but after preparing my husband’s birthday cake earlier in the month with homemade chocolate frosting I just had to use it again.  The frosting is definitely worth the work.  You’ll need 2 sticks of softened butter beaten.  Then add 1/2 cup of baking cocoa powder {unsweetened}, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons of milk and 4 cups of confectioners sugar.  You’ll want to add the sugar one cup at a time, unless you want it to look like it snowed in your kitchen {been there and done that}.

Twix Leftover Candy Cake

Before frosting the cakes put a layer of caramel sauce in between the cakes, which creates the caramel layer of the twix bars.  When frosting the cake with the homemade chocolate frosting don’t go easy on it.  You’ll want a nice thick layer of frosting.  In my eyes, the more frosting the better the cake.  The finishing touch is the mini Twix bars arranged on top of the cake.

Twix Cake Recipe
Recipe Type: dessert
Author: Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family
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Cook time:
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Serves: 8 – 10
A quick and easy cake recipe that gets it name from a Twix bar.
Ingredients
  • Betty Crocker yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Chocolate Frosting:
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 cup of baking cocoa powder {unsweetened}
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 4 cups of confectioners sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix the yellow cake mix, graham cracker crumbs, water, sour cream, vegetable oil and eggs.
  2. Bake according to the box directions at 350 F.
  3. Chocolate Frosting Directions:
  4. Beat the softened butter and add in the cocoa powder, vanilla extract and milk.
  5. Add in the confectioners sugar 1 cup at a time .

 

If you’re more of Milky Way kind of person don’t worry.  I’ve got you covered with my Milky Way Cake and if you’d rather an individual size then my Milky Way Cupcakes are sure to hit the spot.  Be sure to peruse my array of cupcake creations.  I have a bit of an addiction to cupcakes.  Winks!

Milky Way Cake

If you’re looking for a little less chocolate and maybe more peanut butter than my Reese’s Piece Mini Bundt Cakes are sure to hit the spot.

Reeses Pieces Mini Bundt Cakes

 

 

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  • Christie


    Oh man, these cakes look so good! I love Twix, so that cake is right up my alley!

  • ColleenB. ~ Texas


    The cakes look W9onderful.
    I was thinking on the Twix cake I might take some Twix candy bars and putting them all around the cake and kinda pressing up against the frosting so they stick; a cake framed in Twix candy bars sorta speak

  • Chloe Crabtree


    This sounds wonderful! I have some family members who I know would love for me to whip up one of these!

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