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Chocolate Caramel Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Cake Mix Cookies are a quick and easy cookie recipe to bake any day of the week. Cake mix cookies are soft and chewy like the best bakery cookies.

I almost always try to have amazing cookies in the cookie jar. My favorites are my grandma’s sugar cookies and everyone’s favorite no bake cookies are always in the rotation and cake mix cookies are always a hit.

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Chocolate Caramel Cake Mix Cookies on a serving board

Chocolate Caramel Cake Mix Cookies ~ 5 Ingredient Dessert

This recipe is a great way to make double chocolate cookies with little bites of gooey caramel that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Cake mix cookies are one of the easiest cookies that you can make with just a few ingredients and the flavor combinations are limitless. 

ingredients for cake mix cookies with chocolate chips and caramel bits

Ingredients Needed:

  • Chocolate Cake Mix ~ I used Devil’s Food, any chocolate cake mix will work. Betty Crocker, Pillsbury or Duncan Hines Cake Mixes are great brands for this chocolate cake mix cookie recipe.
  • Large Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Chocolate Chips ~ semi-sweet or milk chocolate
  • Caramel Bits ~ Caramel bits are great for baking. Just like the wrapped caramels but easier to bake with. Find them in the baking isle.

How to Make Chocolate Caramel Cake Mix Cookies:

cake mix with eggs and oil in a bowl

  • Add cake mix to a mixer bowl with eggs and oil.

chocolate cookie dough in a bowl

  • Mix with an electric mixer until well combined. This is a thick dough.

chocolate cookie dough with chocolate chips and caramel bits - not mixed

  • Add chocolate chips and caramel bits.

cake mix cookie dough with caramel and chocolate chips

  • Mix until combined.

cookie dough balls with chocolate chips and caramel bits on a parchment lined baking sheet

  • Scoop onto a lined baking sheet using a medium cookie scoop. Parchment paper or silicone baking sheets are a must for this recipe. The caramel bits may melt and will stick to the baking sheet. Liners make it so much easier to clean up.
  • Press more chocolate chips and caramel bits into the top of the cookie dough if desired. 

baked chocolate cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment

  • Bake for 10 minutes.

wire rack of chocolate cookies

  • Cool on the cookie sheet 2 minutes, remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

How to Store:

Store chocolate cake mix cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

platter of chocolate cookies with caramel bits

Cake Mix Cookie Variations:

Cake mix cookies can be made with any flavor of cake mix and can be made with or without add ins. We also love to make cookie sandwiches out of them using cream cheese icing. 

Cake Mix Cookie Ideas:

  • Chocolate Cake Mix (Devils Food, German Chocolate, Dark Chocolate) with peanut butter chips or chopped mini peanut butter cups.
  • Yellow Cake Mix with M&Ms candies, chocolate chips, chopped pecans.
  • Strawberry Cake Mix with white chocolate chips.
  • Spice Cake Mix with chopped nuts. 
  • Funfetti Cake Mix with white chocolate chips. 
  • Lemon Cake Mix dusted with powdered sugar
  • Chocolate Cake mix with chopped Andes mints for chocolate mint cookies

More Easy Cookie Recipes to Try:

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Molasses Cookies

There’s always a debate at our house over chewy cookies versus crispy cookies especially when it comes to chocolate chip cookies. I am team chewy cookies and these easy cookies that start with a box of chocolate cake mix are one of the most delicious recipes I’ve made in a while.

overhead view of board of chocolate cookies

I almost always have a few cake mixes in the pantry for quick cake mix recipes like pineapple dump cake and to whip up a quick batch of cookies. The best part of baking cake mix cookies is that they turn out every single time without much measuring of ingredients. Great for beginning bakers.

chocolate caramel chocolate cookies

Bake up a batch of cake mix cookies chocolate chips and caramel bits for a quick dessert that no one can resist. Great for and everyday dessert and delicious enough to add to your holiday cookie list.




chocolate caramel cookies on a white serving board
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Chocolate Caramel Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Cake Mix Cookies are one of the easiest dessert recipes to bake at home. Quick, easy and delicious!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix cookies, caramel cookies, chocolate caramel cookies, easy cookie recipe, how to make cookies with cake mix
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 15.25 ounce chocolate cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup caramel bits


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets.
  • Add cake mix to a mixing bowl with eggs and oil.
  • Beat at low speed until incorporated, raise to medium speed and beat about another minute.
  • Add 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup caramel bits to the dough and mix until combined. Dough will be stiff.
  • Scoop onto lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
  • Add remaining chocolate chips and caramel bits to the tops of the cookie dough.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.


Store cookies in an airtight container up to 3 days.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g








  1. Made these today for my husband and his co-workers for tomorrow . He tried one and loved it. I am sure his co-workers will too. Thanks for sharing.

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