Several months ago, my husband and I were shopping at the German market Edeka and we spotted a candy bar we had never seen before. White Chocolate Twix! WOAH! My husband LOVES Twix and he LOVES white chocolate… but together, in the same candy bar… HOLY COW! Of course the first thing to pop in my mind was how these would make the BEST cupcakes!
I really wanted to get that Twix cookie flavor into the cake part – so I used a basic sponge cake recipe and then incorporated crushed shortbread cookies into the batter. The result is perfect – it’s hard to describe, but it’s almost like a soft cookie. It has a thick crumb and tastes just like shortbread. YUM!
The cupcake is filled with caramel sauce. Now – since I wasn’t trying to spend ALL day in the kitchen, I used a jar of premade sauce, but you could definitely make your own. Dulce de leche would be great in the middle of these cupcakes too! When taking a bite into these cupcakes, instead of caramel oozing out all over the place, it was soaked up into the cake… so you get a burst of caramel flavor without the mess! Perfect!
Topping these little yummies is a whipped white chocolate frosting. I call it whipped because that’s what I did to it – whipped the heck out of it making it a light and fluffy frosting. And on top of the frosting, a 1/3 of a White Chocolate Twix candy bar!
And – if I’m not mistaken, I’m pretty certain no one has ever made these before… I think it may actually be a cupcake first!!