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Coquito Cupcakes with Coquito Whipped Cream Icing

Coquito Cupcakes with Coquito Whipped Cream Icing

If you enjoy the delicious taste of Homemade Coquito, then you’re going to love these mouthwatering Coquito Cupcakes with homemade Coquito Whipped Cream Icing!

Coquito Cupcakes

If there’s one drink that just scream the holidays to me, it’s Coquito. For those of you not familiar, Coquito is a traditional Puerto Rican beverage typically served during the holiday season. Basically it’s a Puerto Rican Eggnog whit the egg just plenty of delicious coconut flavor. Oh and plenty of rum. I’m going to teach step-by-step how to take that delicious Coquito and whip up these Coquito Cupcakes with Coquito Whipped Cream.

Coquito Recipe - Puerto Rican Coconut Nog

It’s tradition for me to make a few bottles of Coquito every year for my fridge and for gifts for friends and family. A few years ago we were sitting around in my kitchen when I decided to get a little creative.

coquito cupcakes

I took that Coquito and whipped up these Coquito Cupcakes on a whim. They were devoured in minutes and I knew I had a hit on my hands.

Everyone that knows me knows my house is the best cupcake spot in town and now these are staple at all my holiday gatherings.

coquito cupcakes

First, you’re going to want to make your Coquito first. This is my go-to recipe and one I know you will love. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.

homemade Coquito recipe

Once this is made set it in the fridge to chill while you start the cupcakes.


You can make these with your favorite cupcake flavors using a recipe from scratch or you can cheat a little and use a box mix. For the sake of time, this recipe is using boxed cake mix. Use vanilla or spice cake mix for even more delicious flavor.

Coquito Cupcakes

Whichever flavor you use, just follow the package instructions and add the Coquito to your flour mixture when you add in the other wet ingredients.Then spoon batter into cupcake liners and bake according to package directions.


While they’re baking you’ll want to start the Coquito Whipped Cream. This is definitely not your average whipped cream. This has that delicious latin flavor thanks to the addition of Coquito.

Coquito whipped cream

One bite and I knew this was one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever had. It’s full of Coquito flavors but not overpowering. Just the right amount.

coquito cupcakes

Pipe the whipped cream onto cooled cupcakes and top with a little cinnamon and coconut shavings and you have one delicious holiday treat that is full of creamy coconut-y cinnamon-y deliciousness.


coquito cupcakes
Yield: 18 Cupcakes

Coquito Cupcakes with Coquito Whipped Cream Icing

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

If you enjoy the delicious taste of Homemade Coquito, then you’re going to love these mouthwatering Coquito Cupcakes with homemade Coquito Whipped Cream Icing!


  • 1 box of spice cupcake mix or vanilla (baked according to package directions)
  • oil
  • eggs (per package directions)
  • 1/4 cup of Coquito
  • 16 oz. container of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup of coquito (more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of confectioners' sugar
  • Cinnamon and coconut shavings for serving



    Follow directions on the nox mix and add in the Coquito at the end. Bake and let cool.


    Chill metal mixing bowl and mixer attachments in fridge for a few minutes until nice and cold
    In the bowl beat heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form
    Add in vanilla and Coqutio and resume beating until stiff beaks form
    While it’s beating add in the confectioners sugar a little at a time until it’s all added
    Transfer whipped cream to piping bag with star tip and pipe onto cupcakes
    Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.
    If not serving immediately keep in fridge to chill

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Coquito Cupcake Recipe

Coquito Cupcakes with Coquito Whipped Cream


Monday 5th of December 2022

It the recipe the same if you want to make a cake?


Thursday 19th of November 2020

Hello , how many cupcakes does the whipped cream cover ? Thank u so much

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