Coquito Cupcakes

by Nicole on December 10, 2012

Coquito Cupcake

Tis the season for all things sweet and a little boozy at your holiday gatherings. :)  This was my experiment with a staple in most Puerto Rican homes, Coquito (Coconut Eggnog) during the holiday season.  There is always a Titi (Auntie) or Tio (Uncle) or Abuela (Grandma) even who has a bottle (or two or three) of this on hand during the season.  This can also be made without the rum for the littles or a non drinker to enjoy.

I was going to originally make the drink itself to share but then I felt the need to experiment and kick it up a notch for you all, you deserve it :)  So here is my attempt at a marriage of cupcake and a delicious Coquito.

Coquito Cupcakes
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 12
  • Coquito Recipe
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 15 oz can evaporated millk
  • ½ 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup Rum (I used Bacardi)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • Vanilla Cupcake (or use your favorite recipe)
  • 1¼ Cup flour
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick) softened
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 Tbs Coquito
  • 1tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Coconut Extract
  • Whip cream topping (one can or tub, I used Rediwhip extra thick)
  1. Pour all ingredients for Coquito in a blender mix and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Cream butter with electric mixer until softened (about 30 seconds)
  4. Add sugar and vanilla, beat until fluffy, scraping down side if needed
  5. Beat in eggs one at a time
  6. Alternate flour mixture and Coquito mixer and continue beating with mixer on medium low speed
  7. Pour into 12 grease cupcake tins or liners
  8. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes depending on oven.
  9. Cool cupcakes and poke a few holes and spoon a little extra Coquito to soak in to each one then top with whip cream when ready to serve.


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Words Of Deliciousness December 15, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Your cupcakes look wonderful. The cupcakes sound like they have wonderful flavor.

Nicole December 16, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Thank you so much! :) I will be sure to pay you a visit as well.

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings December 11, 2012 at 1:06 PM

beautiful cupcakes– and I love the cupcakes liners!

Nicole December 11, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Thank you! I actually grabbed those weeks ago on a whim on sale and then it all clicked when I thought to make the cupcakes 😉

Christin@FortMillSCLiving December 11, 2012 at 8:08 AM

What a fabulous looking cupcake. As a child i hated coconut, but as an adult it’s become one of my favorite flavors, especially when there is alcohol involved :)

Nicole December 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Thank you so much! I am so glad your taste buds turned around, Coconut is one of my favorite flavors too :) Thank you for visiting and have a great day.

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