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Air Fryer Twix Cupcakes

Air Fryer Twix Cupcakes

These air fryer twix cupcakes are the ultimate treat! These moist chocolate cupcakes are stuffed with twix bars, then topped with a homemade caramel buttercream frosting for a decadent finish.
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Keyword: air fryer cupcakes, twix cupcakes, air fryer twix cupcakes, twix stuffed cupcakes, caramel frosting, cupcakes with caramel frosting, air fryer chocolate cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 351kcal



Ingredients For The Twix Cupcakes

Ingredients For The Caramel Buttercream Frosting


How To Make Air Fryer Twix Cupcakes

  • First, start by combining the eggs, white granulated sugar, oil and vanilla extract in a stand mixer or in a bowl if using a hand mixer. Mix on low speed until well combined.
  • Next, in a separate bowl, combine the flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Whisk together to break up any lumps.
  • Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients while mixing on low speed. Add the milk, then add the rest of the flour and cocoa powder mixture to the cupcake batter. Mix on low until well incorporated. Do not over mix.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Grease your cupcake liners and insert them into a cupcake or muffin pan that will fit your air fryer.
  • Cut the fun sized Twix bars in half.
  • Next, add 2 tbsp of the cupcake batter to the cupcake liners.
  • Place half of a fun sized Twix bar on top of the cupcake batter.
  • Add 2 more tbsp of cupcake batter on top of the Twix bar piece. The cupcake liners should be about 3/4 full.
  • Make sure to use a small spatula to smooth out the top if needed. You also want to make sure the Twix piece is completely covered by the cupcake batter.
  • Place the cupcakes inside the air fryer and air fry for 11 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Gently remove them from the air fryer and let them cool completely before frosting them with the caramel buttercream frosting.

How To Make Caramel Buttercream Frosting

  • First, start by adding the softened butter to a stand mixer or bowl if using a hand mixer. Mix the butter on medium speed until you accomplish a smooth consistency.
  • Next, reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add in the confectioner’s sugar about 1 tbsp at a time while mixing.
  • Add the caramel sauce and vanilla extract and increase the mixer back to medium speed and mix until well incorporated.
  • Mix for about 5-7 minutes or until you achieve a thick frosting consistency.


  • For the caramel buttercream frosting, you’ll want to use a thick caramel sauce. I used dulce de leche which is a milk based caramel.
  • Always read your air fryer manual before using it. Every brand cooks at different speeds. I recommend keeping an eye on your air fryer Twix cupcakes after the 9 minute mark. Insert a toothpick into the cupcake but don’t insert it all the way in, otherwise it will reach the Twix bar. You just want to ensure the cupcake batter at the top is done and the toothpick comes out clean.
  • I strongly recommend using a cupcake or muffin pan that fits your air fryer. I tried this recipe without a cupcake pan and the Twix cupcakes did not hold their shape. Depending on the air fryer brand you own, they may also fly around in the air fryer if they’re not in a pan that can hold them.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 533IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg