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Chocolate & Caramel Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting on a wire rack with more cupcakes in the background

Chocolate & Caramel Cupcakes with a Salted Caramel Frosting

  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 30 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


An easy moist chocolate cupcake recipe is made with a doctored up cake mix. Topped with a luscious salted caramel buttercream these Chocolate & Caramel Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting will be a hit!



  • 1- 15.25oz Devils Food Cake Mix
  • 1-3.9oz box Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 4 Large Eggs, at room temp.
  • 4oz (1/2 cup) Vegetable Oil
  • 8oz (1 cup) Milk
  • 8oz (1 cup) Sour Cream
  • 20 caramel filled Hershey kisses
  • 2oz (1/2 a stick) Unsalted Butter
  • 2oz (1/4 cup) Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup salted caramel


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line your pans with cupcake liners.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, milk and sour cream.
  3. Scoop the batter into cupcake liners, fill about 2/3 full and poke a Hershey kiss into each cupcake.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Use the toothpick test to check.
  5. Allow cupcakes to cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine butter, heavy cream and powdered sugar. Mix on high for 2 minutes. Fold in salted caramel and mix on high for 2 minutes.
  7. Frost your cupcakes however you desire. Enjoy 🙂

Keywords: salted caramel buttercream, doctored up cake mix recipe

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