Cake Mix Caramel Brownies Recipe

These Cake Mix Caramel Brownies are my new favorite dessert. They are so easy to make and full of chocolatey, fudgy flavor. If you are a caramel and brownie fan, then this recipe has your name written all over it.

I will be the first to admit that I am addicted to desserts. They are my weakness. The more ooey and gooey they are, the better.

I mean, the first step is admitting I have a problem, but I’m not so sure it’s a problem I am ready to get rid of. I actually kind of love this problem and addiction. It could be worse right?

These brownies are what dreams are made of.

Caramel and chocolate seem to be the perfect couple and when you pair them with a cake mix recipe, you get quick and easy gooey deliciousness.

These brownies are so easy to whip up. You really would have no idea that they were made with a cake mix.

if you like these cake mix caramel brownies, Then you’ll want to make these Hershey’s cream cheese brownies.

could i use caramel sauce instead of caramels?

For this recipe, we recommend using the pre made caramels and melting them. We advise this, because they become a little bit more chewy (but still a little gooey) in the brownies.

However, you could use the pre made caramel sauce, but your brownies will be extremely gooey, and may have a harder time setting up. Which to me, isn’t that big of a problem, because all the flavor will be there, just not the looks.

So you could use caramel sauce, but we advise following the recipe. You also may need a second jar of caramel sauce, depending on what size you get. The more caramel the better, am I right?

what could i replace the pecans with?

For this recipe, I used pecans to give these brownies a little extra crunch factor.

However, you do not have to use pecans. You could also use any other nut, or even go without nuts. I have made these brownies using walnuts and macadamia nuts, and they were absolutely delicious.

You could also use candy bits, chocolate chips, M & M’s, hot fudge, or any other favorite brownie additions.

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Serves: 12

Cake Mix Caramel Brownies Recipe

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (14 ounce) package caramels
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel caramels and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Heat and stir until all caramels are melted (you can also do this on the stove-top over low heat- just keep stirring until caramels are melted).
  3. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan (and when I say grease it, I mean it! These tend to be sticky, so grease it well. You may also want to grease the sides of the pan to prevent the caramel from sticking).
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together cake mix, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, melted butter, and chopped pecans. The dough will be VERY thick and kind of hard to stir- that means that you made it right! Place 1/2 of the batter in prepared baking pan. I sprayed my fingers with non-stick cooking spray and spread it in the bottom of the pan using my hands.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes.
  6. Place the remaining batter into the fridge. Remove brownies from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Drizzle caramel sauce over chocolate chips. Remove brownie mix from refrigerator. Using a teaspoon, make small balls with the batter and smash flat. Very carefully, place on top of the caramel sauce until the top is completely covered. With the batter being so thick, I places little teaspoonfuls all over the top and then carefully pushed them together to cover the caramel. It doesn't look very pretty, but they will still taste amazing. 🙂
  7. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes. Remove and let cool. It is best to wait until the brownies are cooled to cut into them (it will be hard, but trust me- they are so worth the wait!).



486 cal


35 g


27 g


18 g
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13 Responses to “Cake Mix Caramel Brownies Recipe”

  1. I'm lamenting the fact that all the cake mix brands have changed their formula (as well as the size of box) and now these brownies taste nothing like they used to. (I have been making this recipe for over 20 years.) I've tried tweaking the recipe (taking some mix from one box and adding it to another until it weighs 18.2 oz like it used to). Brownies come out dry. Tried underbaking, still no success. Also, FYI, Kraft brands caramels have reduced their size package from 14 oz to 11 oz. If you are successful adapting this recipe using the new size packages, I would love to know what changes you made.

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