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These salted caramel frosted chocolate cupcakes are so good! The right mix of chocolate and salty caramel that one is not enough of this sweet treat!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Author: Lisa adapted recipes from My Baking Addiction and Brown Eyed Baker
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 22 min
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking


cupcake recipe adapted from mybakingaddiction / Frosting recipe from browneyedbaker



Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 package (18.25oz) Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Salted Caramel Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup caramel sauce (used Trader Joe’s Fleur de Sel caramel sauce)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar ( Lisa used less sugar then called for)
  • Rolo Chocolate caramel candy for garnish – Optional


Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven 350° degrees F
  2. Line (2) 12 cup muffin tins with paper muffin cup liners
  3. In a stand mixer with paddle attachment combine the sour cream, oil, eggs, water and vanilla.  Add the cake and pudding mixes until all combined.
  4. Evenly divide the batter among the pre-lined muffin tins.  I like to use an ice cream scoop.
  5. Bake for 18-22 minutes until the top is springy to touch.
  6. Cool thoroughly on a wire rack

Salted Caramel Frosting

  1. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat together the butter and cream cheese on medium-high speed for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour in the salted caramel and beat until combined. 
  3. Reduce the speed to medium-low and slowly add the powdered sugar, a little at a time, until it has all been incorporated. 
  4. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for an additional two to three minutes, until light and fluffy.
  5. either pipe the frosting on the cupcakes or using an offset spatula spread the frosting on the cupcakes. drizzle the salted caramel sauce
  6. Optional, top each one with a Rolo candy

Keywords: Salted caramel, Chocolate cupcakes

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