Raise your hand if you love salted caramel and chocolate together! Salted Caramel Chocolate Dipped Cupcakes take this flavor combo to another level by dressing up a boxed cake mix. This decadent dessert features a homemade caramel frosting. It is dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt.
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Typically in January I like to share healthier recipes to help everyone kick off the new year. But last year I broke the mold a bit and shared my Strawberry Filled Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting and they ended up being one of my most popular recipes of the year!
So this year, here is another decadent cupcake recipe coming your way in January! These Salted Caramel Chocolate Dipped Cupcakes would be a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day or a birthday.
Dressing up a Boxed Cake Mix
To keep this recipe simple, I just used a boxed cake mix. If you would rather, you can use your favorite homemade chocolate cake recipe. I linked to my favorite chocolate cake recipe in the recipe notes, which you can totally use to make these cupcakes.
Next comes the fancy part! I made the caramel frosting from scratch and then dipped the frosted cupcakes in melted dark chocolate. The finishing touch is a sprinkle of sea salt.
Salted caramel and chocolate is definitely one of my favorite combinations for desserts. When given the choice, I almost always pick a chocolate dessert. If I can have salted caramel with it, even better!
How to Dip Cupcakes
I got the idea to dip these cupcakes in chocolate from this Buckeye Cupcake recipe from Tastes of Lizzy T.
Dipping cupcakes is so easy and so fun! It adds such a fancy touch to the cupcakes. You don’t have to worry if you aren’t great at piping frosting.
First, melt chocolate and coconut oil together in a double boiler. Take your frosted cupcakes and gently flip one upside down and dip into the chocolate mixture. Sprinkle with sea salt before allowing to cool and set.