Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray muffin tin with cooking spray or line with cupcake liners. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients excepts flour and caramel
Mix on medium speed for about 2 minutes, making sure to scrap sides of bowl as necessary.
On low speed, slowly mix in the flour a ⅓ cup at a time. Continue to mix until everything is well incorporated.
Add in caramel pieces and stir just enough to mix in.
Pour batter into muffin tin, filling to about ¾ full.
Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.