Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Has anyone else realized that I’ve been pretty quiet around here lately? I have and I’ve missed you! I’m super excited to be back and sharing a super yummy recipe perfect for the Holiday Season: Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting!

Here’s an even closer view of the deliciousness:

These chocolate caramel cupcakes with salted caramel frosting are surprisingly easy to make. Keep reading to get the full recipe *plus* you’ll see links to more than 50 other tasty treats!

Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Serves 24
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 18 minutes
Total time 33 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk
Meal type Dessert
Create chocolate caramel cupcakes with salted caramel frosting with this easy-to-follow recipe!



  • 1 box Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix (plus required ingredients on box)
  • 24 Caramel Hershey Kisses (unwrapped)


  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3-4 cups Powdered Sugar (sifted)
  • Kosher/Sea Salt


Step 1 Prepare box cake mix according to directions on the package. Scoop batter into 24 cupcake liners.
Step 2 Place a single unwrapped Caramel Hershey Kiss upside-down in the cupcake batter. Bake cupcakes.
Step 3 In large saucepan, melt butter and add brown sugar. Bring this mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil and stir for 1 minute until thickened.
Step 4 Remove from heat and add milk. Beat with wire whisk until smooth.
Step 5 Add vanilla and beat again.
Step 6 Add enough powdered sugar until of desired spreading consistency; the frosting should be pourable.
Step 7 Frost cooled cupcakes and sprinkle sea salt immediately. Enjoy!

 The little flags I adorned the cupcakes with are ridiculously easy to make. Simply take a standard candy stick and wrap a decorative piece of washi tape around the top to create the flag shape. Easy, right?

If you like these yummy cupcakes, you might also love my Red Velvet Crinkle Whoopie Pies, Cranberry Applesauce Cookie Bars, or Mint Oreo Mini Cheesecakes. You won’t be disappointed!

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