Famous and Addictive Coquito Cupcakes

Normally I stick to recipes that include ingredients that can be found in in our garden or local farmer’s market….buuuuuuuut…….in the spirit of cataloging ALL my favorite recipes you may find I slip in a few extra treats and guilty pleasures 🙂

Brooklyn Cupcakes shares the coveted recipe for their famous and addictive Coquito cupcakes.


  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs


  1. Preheat oven at 350 F.
  2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda into bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs (one egg at a time) until mix is fluffy.
  4. Fold in flour mixture. Do not over mix.
  5. Evenly distribute the mixed batter into cupcake pan.
  6. Place cupcake pan in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove cupcakes and let cool for about 30 minutes.
  8. Once cupcakes have cooled, inject each cake with about 2 ounces of the coquito drink.
  9. *If you do not have an injector, a good alternative is to gently poke each cupcake with a fork (so as not to break up the cake) and then baste it with the coquito.
  10. Allow cupcakes to sit in the fridge for at least an hour.


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