One of my goals for the new year is to give myself more grace.  You might be asking yourself what that has to do with a No Bake Twix Cake?  The answer is…everything!  I will explain in more detail later.  So quick desserts are in and this No Bake Twix Cake will be right at the top of my list.  Keep scrolling to see why it is the easiest recipe on my site!

Quick No Bake Twix Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade.

I am not sure why I put so much pressure on myself but when I get asked to bring a food item to any event, I instantly stress out.  To most of you this would seem like the easiest thing in the world {I am a culinary teacher and food blogger, after all}.  The problem is that I feel pressure to bring the perfect item.

I analyze and re-analyze what recipe would not only fit the event but also be spectacular.  It drives my Darb crazy.  So I am turning over a new leaf.  Simple is best and I am not going to take longer than 10 minutes to think about it.

Grace…and this No Bake Twix Cake are in and over analyzing is out.  It is seriously, so easy!  I can’t wait to show you.

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Quick No Bake Twix Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade.

Using a Frozen Pound Cake for the base of your Twix Cake

One of the reasons this cake is so simple is because we are using a frozen pound cake.  You can find them next to the frozen pies in your local grocery store.  They come in a foil pan.

You could also use one of the fresh ones in the bakery section of your grocery store.

Quick No Bake Twix Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade.

To make the No Bake Twix Cake, remove the foil pan and set the pound cake onto a plate.  This cake is going to be the “cookie” middle of your giant Twix bar.  YUM!

Quick No Bake Twix Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade.

How to melt Caramel Bits in the Microwave

The next layer is caramel!  I like to use the caramel bits {because they melt quick} that you can find in the baking section of the grocery store but you could also use individual caramels.

Quick No Bake Twix Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade.

Put the caramel bits into a microwave safe bowl and add the heavy cream.  Microwave in 30 minute increments until the caramel is totally melted and smooth.

Quick No Bake Twix Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade.

The take a spoon and pour it over the top of your pound cake.  Some of it will go over the sides but try to keep a thick layer on the top of the cake.

Quick No Bake Twix Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade.

You may need to use an off-set spatula to even it out.

Quick No Bake Twix Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade.

How to make a Milk Chocolate Ganache in the Microwave

For the milk chocolate ganache topping, put the milk chocolate chips and heavy cream into a microwave safe measuring cup {or bowl}.  Microwave in 30 second increments until your milk chocolate chips are totally melted and smooth.

I like to use a small whisk to totally incorporate the chocolate and cream.

Quick No Bake Twix Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade.

Look at that!  Chocolate goodness!

Quick No Bake Twix Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade.

Then pour the heavenly ganache over the top of the caramel layer.  Let it go over the sides of the cake and cover the entire top.

I love ganache because it leaves you with such a nice and beautiful finish.

Quick No Bake Twix Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade.

Let the cake set up for at least one hour {I prefer to refrigerate it} before cutting a gorgeous slice.

Look at those layers!!  If you are lucky you might get a piece but I can’t guarantee that it won’t be devoured the second that you present it to your friends and family.  

Quick No Bake Twix Cake Recipe featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade.

Do you love no bake desserts?  Try these recipes…

No Bake Twix Cake

The easiest dessert on my site, this No Bake Twix Cake is a crowd favorite. I especially love that it can be ready to go so quickly. Chocolate and caramel are the perfect combination.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz. thawed pound cake {I prefer the frozen variety but you can use fresh from the bakery section}

Caramel Layer

  • 1 cup caramel bits {or individual caramels}
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Chocolate Layer

  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Begin by removing the thawed frozen pound cake from the foil pan and placing it onto a serving plate.

Caramel Layer

  1. Combine the caramel bits and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments until the caramel is completely melted and smooth. Pour the caramel over the top of the pound cake. Spread it out, trying to keep most of it on the top of the cake. You may need to use an off-set spatula to get an even layer.

Chocolate Layer

  1. Combine the milk chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, whisking in between. Continue to microwave in 30 second increments and whisk until you get a thick and smooth ganache that will easily pour over the top of the caramel and cake layer. Let it drip over the sides and create an outside coating to your Twix Cake.

  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and then serve. Cover leftovers and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

 

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