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Mini Caramel Chocolate Cake Bites

Adorably delicious mini caramel chocolate cake bites that melt in your mouth! Try this easy recipe for a neighbor... or yourself, tonight!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: baked goods
Cuisine: American Dessert
Keyword: cake bites, caramel, chocolate cake, chocolate dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 594kcal
Author: Rachael Yerkes


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp Salted caramel sauce in each cake


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Combine 1 cup butter, 1 cup water and 1/4 cocoa powder in medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until butter is melted, stirring occasionally.
  • Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, then remove from heat.
  • In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt and baking soda. Stir to combine.
  • Stir in buttermilk and 2 eggs. Stir in cooked chocolate mixture and mix until smooth.
  • Fill prepared muffin pan cups 1/4 full with chocolate batter. {Note: I pour mine into a large measuring cup and then pour it into the pan from there.}
  • Add 1 tsp of salted caramel sauce. Top with additional chocolate batter until approximately 1/2 full.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile, prepare frosting by combining 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup cocoa and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stirring constantly, bring to a simmer.
  • Remove from heat and, working in batches, whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla. Pour over hot cakes. Let set for 5-10 minutes.
  • Drizzle with additional caramel sauce.


Calories: 594kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 73g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.6mg