Twix Cake Recipe

5 from 9 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Refrigerate: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 55 minutes

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This Twix Cake is a masterpiece. It is a take on the Twix Candy Bar but it is actually a simple poke cake. It’s simple but so very delicious.

a slice of cake twix on a plate with a twix bar and a fork on the side, with a glass of milk and more cake in a glass baking dish in the background

The Twix Cake recipe starts with a box cake mixed then it is enhanced with chocolate and caramel, making it the ultimate Twix dessert. For those of you who don’t know, Twix bars are cookies with buttery caramel and milk chocolate and they’re the best! I mean, no one is saying you have to choose but if you did…you’d choose Twix…right?!


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What We Love About This Twix Recipe

Poke cakes are a kind of recipe that uses a boxed cake mix and then, in order to make sure the cake stays moist, flavorful, and packed with fun in every bite, we’re going to poke holes in it with a straw or a wooden spoon handle. Once the holes are poked in the baked cake we fill them up with delicious filling! Making Twix cake with this method is great because the chocolate, caramel, and other deliciousness ends up all the way throughout the cake!

  • One Hour: To make, bake, cool and decorate their favorite candy bar cake.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Chocolate, caramel and cake….what’s not to love?
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or low calorie.
Twix Cake Recipe ingredients

Ingredient Notes for Homemade Twix Cake

  • Yellow cake box mix: Any brand of vanilla cake will work
  • Large eggs: Always assume in baking that large eggs should be used
  • Vegetable oil
  • Twix Candy Bars: chopped
  • Cool whip: Or other frozen non dairy whipped topping
  • Caramel sauce: A jar of your favorite or make your own homemade caramel sauce
  • Hot fudge topping: Find in the ice cream section
  • Sweetened condensed milk: A Poke cake staple
a slice of cake twix on a plate with a twix bar on the side,  and more cake ion a plate in the background

Equipment Needed for Twix Lover’s Cake

How to Make Twix Cake

These are the basic steps for making Twix Poke Cake Recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1: Prep

First, preheat the oven and spray a 13×9 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add the yellow cake mix to a large bowl.

a collage of 3 images showing the steps needed to make the batter for the twix recipe

STEP 2: Bake

Then, using an electric mixer at medium speed prepare the cake mix. Pour the vanilla cake batter into the prepared pan and bake per the package directions. Allow the cake to cool, then poke holes in the cake about one inch apart with the handle of a wooden spoon.

STEP 3: Top

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl mix the caramel sauce and the sweetened condensed milk. Next, pour mixture over the cake. Then melt the chocolate sauce in a microwave safe small bowl and pour over the caramel mixture.

Twix Cake in a glass baking dish topped with crushed twix chocolate bars

STEP 4: Finish

Finally, top the cake with the whipped topping in a smooth single layer and lastly decorate with the pieces of Twix bar pieces. Refrigerate for two hours.

Prep and Storage Tips for Ultimate Twix Cake

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

The cake can be made a day or two in advance and then wrap it well in plastic wrap. When ready finish the poke cake, refrigerate and serve.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store prepared cake in the refrigerator in an airtight container to keep the moist crumbs.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS NEW FAVORITE DESSERT RECIPE

Cake can be frozen for up to three months in an airtight container or wrapped well in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then put on the sauces, whipped cream and Twix candy par pieces.

Frequently Asked Questions about this Ultimate Poke Cake

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Gluten-free cake mix can be used. Also try a sugar free or low fat cake mix. Sugar free sauces can also be used for this easy Twix cake recipe.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT FLAVORED CAKE MIXES?

Of course, try using a white cake mix, a moist chocolate cake mix or other fun flavors.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE MADE INTO CUPCAKES?

Indeed, you can make poke cupcakes out of this Twix Cake Recipe.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO POKE HOLES IN THE CAKE?

The optimal time is when the cake is warm. Not hot or completely cool as the cake can tear or crumb more on the top.

a slice of cake twix on a plate with a fork on the side, with more cake in a glass baking dish in the background

Expert Tips for Making This Twix Cake Recipe

  • Drizzle: Try drizzling the cake with creamy caramel sauce or hot fudge sauce in an even layer. Or dust with cocoa powder.
  • Add Nuts: While not traditional, nuts add a great crunch, try pecans or walnuts.
  • Short cut tip: Make the cake in advance and decorate it fresh before the event so it can sit out at room temperature for a birthday cake for a party.
  • Variation tip: Instead of using crushed Twix chocolate bars, top each slice with a mini Twix candy bar.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Gluten free or low calorie versions of these products can be utilized.
  • Shortbread Crumbs Top: On top of the cake, use shortbread cookie crumbs to decorate.

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Twix Cake Recipe

5 from 9 votes
This Twix Cake is a masterpiece. It is a take on the Twix Candy Bar but it is actually a simple poke cake. It’s simple but so very delicious.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 15 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Refrigerate: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • Yellow cake box mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Twix bars chopped
  • 8 ounces Cool whip
  • 12.25 ounces Caramel sauce one jar
  • 11.75 ounces Hot fudge topping melted
  • 14 ounces Sweetened condensed milk 1 can

Instructions

  • Spray a 13×9 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add the yellow cake mix to a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, water and oil and mix thoroughly. Add to a 13×9 baking pan and bake according to the package directions.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely. Add the caramel sauce with the sweetened condensed milk in a medium bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  • Use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the cake. Pour the caramel sauce mixture over the cake, making sure to put some in each hole. Melt the hot fudge sauce and pour over the caramel sauce.
  • Top with cool whip and refrigerate for at least two hours. Sprinkle with chopped Twix bars and cut into 2” squares.

Expert Tips

  • Drizzle: Try drizzling the cake with creamy caramel sauce or hot fudge sauce in an even layer. Or dust with cocoa powder.
  • Add Nuts: While not traditional, nuts add a great crunch, try pecans or walnuts.
  • Short cut tip: Make the cake in advance and decorate it fresh before the event so it can sit out at room temperature for a birthday cake for a party.
  • Variation tip: Instead of using crushed Twix chocolate bars, top each slice with a mini Twix candy bar.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Gluten free or low calorie versions of these products can be utilized.
  • Shortbread Crumbs Top: On top of the cake, use shortbread cookie crumbs to decorate.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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