If you have never used a cake mix for brownies, then make our cake mix caramel brownies recipe right now! Once you take a bite, you will thank me, I promise.
They are so good. They have the perfect fudgy texture mixed with the delightful chocolate and caramel flavors. Not to mention these caramel filled brownies using cake mix are super simple to make.
You can make this new favorite family dessert while dinner is cooking in the oven and then have it ready when you are done eating. Then just enjoy your caramel brownies with german chocolate cake mix and maybe even serve it with some vanilla or salted caramel ice cream!
Now, if you want even more delicious cake mix recipes, then be sure to give our lemon poppy seed bundt cake mix recipe, grasshopper mint chocolate cake mix cookies recipe, and snickerdoole cake mix cookies recipes a try.
Ingredients You Need to For Our Cake Mix Caramel Brownies Recipe:
- Wrapped caramels
- Evaporated milk
- German chocolate cake mix
- Melted butter
- Pecans, chopped
- Milk chocolate chips
How To Make Our Cake Mix Caramel Brownies Recipe:
To begin making these caramel filled brownies using cake mix, start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
Then remove all of the caramels from the wrappers and place them in a microwave safe bowl.
Pour in ½ cup of evaporated milk into the bowl with the caramels and then place the bowl in the microwave and heat it up for 30 second intervals, stirring inbetween until the caramels are completely melted.
You can also heat the caramels and the milk over low heat on the stove as well.
Then, grease a 9×13 inch pan (like a lot of nonstick cooking spray including the sides!) and set it aside.
Now in a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, ⅓ cup of evaporated milk, melted butter, and the chopped pecans and mix it all together.
NOTE: This dough will be very thick so make sure to use a sturdy spoon for stirring.
Once it is all mixed, take ½ of the dough and press it into the bottom of the pan with your fingers. To keep the dough from sticking to your hands, spray them with nonstick cooking spray ahead of time.
Place the pan in the oven and bake that half of the dough for 8 minutes.
While the dough is baking, place the other half in the fridge.
After 8 minutes, remove the brownies from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips all over and then drizzle the caramel sauce over top of the chocolate chips.
Now, remove the brownie mix from the fridge and use a teaspoon to scoop it into little balls and then smash it into a little pancake-like shape.
Take the little brownie pancake and carefully place it on top of the chocolate chips and caramel layer.
Continue to make the balls and place it over top until the whole thing is covered and you can’t see the caramel, overlapping the flattened circles or pushing them together to keep the caramel in place.
FYI: She won’t be Instagram perfect, but the taste of these brownies will be out of this world!
Then place the pan back in the oven and continue to bake the brownies for another 15-20 minutes.
After the timer is up, remove the brownies from the oven and let them completely cool before you dig in. This allows the chocolate chip caramel layer to set up wonderfully. When they are cool you have the go ahead to dig in and enjoy!
To Make Our Caramel Brownies with German Chocolate Cake Mix You Will Need:
- 9×13 inch pan
- Medium sized microwave safe bowl
- Large mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon (THIS is great!)
- Nonstick cooking spray