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Coffee Caramel Chocolate Cupcake unwrapped and sitting on a flowery tea towel on a white wood background

Caramel Coffee Chocolate Cupcakes

Deliciously moist chocolate cupcakes, made with a doctored up cake mix are topped with a gorgeous homemade coffee frosting and drizzled with Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce! Perfect for your chocolate coffee lovers!

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 28 Cupcakes 1x


Units Scale

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 box Chocolate cake mix
  • 4 large eggs, at room temp.
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temp.
  • 2 1/2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4oz Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce



  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a cupcake pan with liners.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine cake mix, eggs, greek yogurt, milk, and oil until fully combined- but do not over mix. Fold in chocolate chips then pour batter into cupcake liners, filling 2/3rds full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool completely.


  1. Once cupcakes are completely cool start frosting. In a cup add instant coffee and hot water, let sit in the fridge for  5 minutes to cool.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat butter for 3 minutes. Add powdered sugar, coffee, and heavy cream. Beat on low until powdered sugar is combined then beat on high for 4minutes.
  3. Pipe on to completely cooled cupcakes and drizzle salted caramel on top.
  • Author: Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chocolate coffee recipes, easy cupcake recipe

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