Chocolate Salted-Caramel Cupcakes

Chocolate Salted-Caramel Cupcakes
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  1. 1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
  2. 2 pkg. (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding, divided
  3. 1 jar (12.25 oz.) caramel ice cream topping
  4. 2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  5. 1 cup milk
  6. 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  7. 1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  8. 2 tsp. sea salt
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, blending 1 pkg. dry pudding mix into batter before spooning into prepared muffin cups. Cool cupcakes in pans 10 min.; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  3. Use small sharp knife to cut 1-1/4-inch-wide hole in top of each cupcake, being careful to not cut through to bottom of cake. Fill holes with caramel topping; cover with cupcake tops.
  4. Melt chocolate as directed on package; cool slightly. Beat remaining pudding mix, milk and powdered sugar in large bowl with whisk 2 min.; stir in COOL WHIP. Spread frosting onto cupcakes; drizzle with chocolate. Sprinkle with salt.