Coquito Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut

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Coquito Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut

Ingredients

Cupcakes

Coquito Frosting

*Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line a cupcake pan with liners; set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Cream butter, sugar and light brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at time, mixing well, scraping down sides as needed. Add dry ingredients and coquito alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Scrape sides down as needed.  
  4. Spoon batter into cupcake lined tins, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting. 
  5. Cream butter until fluffy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar until it is well combined. Add coquito a few tablespoons at a time and blend until frosting reaches desired consistency. Frost cooled cupcakes and top with toasted coconut.
  6. To Make Toasted Coconut: Toast in oven for 10 minutes, until golden stirring occasionally.
Dixie Crystals Insight

Many families have their own version of coquito, but if not we recommend this homemade coquito recipe by Vianney.

Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Vianney Rodriguez @sweetlifebake.com

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Dec 07, 2020

Although I was able to save the frosting portion of the recipe the initial instruction was quite runny. My recommendation on the frosting portion of the recipe is to use 1/2 c unsalted butter, 2 1/2 imperial powder sugar, 2 tbsp coquito, and 2 tsp vanilla. Other then the runny frosting these cupcakes were amazing.

Pastelitos de Coquito con Coco Tostado

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Coquito Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut

Ingredientes

Pastelitos de Coquito con Coco Tostado

Betún de Coquito para Pastelitos

*Método de cuchara y barrido: use una cuchara para llenar la taza de medir con harina hasta obtener la cantidad requerida. Si coloca la taza de medir directamente en la bolsa de harina, empacará la harina con firmeza y se necesitará demasiada harina para la receta.

Direcciones

  1. Precalienta el horno a 350°F. Forre una charola para pastelitos con capacillos.
  2. Mezcla la harina, el polvo para hornear y la sal.
  3. Bate la mantequilla con la azúcar y la azúcar morena clara hasta que esté cremosa y esponjosa. Añada los huevos, uno a la vez, mezclando bien y raspando los bordes si es necesario. Agrega los ingredientes secos y el coquito de manera alternada, comenzando y terminando con la harina. Raspa los bordes si es necesario.
  4. Divida la masa en la charola para pastelitos forrado con capacillos. Hornea por 15 a 20 minutos, o hasta que un palillo de dientes insertado en el centro salga limpio. Enfrié completamente antes de decorar.
  5. Bate la mantequilla hasta que esté suave y esponjosa. Lentamente agrega la azúcar pulverizada (glas) hasta que se incorpore completamente. Agregue el coquito unas cuantas cucharadas a la vez y mezcle hasta que el betún esté cremoso y alcance la consistencia deseada. Decora los pastelitos con el betún y adorne con coco tostado.  
  6. Para hacer el coco tostado: Tuesta coco rallado en el horno por 10 minutos, revolviendo de vez en cuando hasta que esté dorado. 
Dixie Crystals Insight

Many families have their own version of coquito, but if not we recommend this homemade coquito recipe by Vianney.

Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Vianney Rodriguez @sweetlifebake.com

Dec 07, 2020

Although I was able to save the frosting portion of the recipe the initial instruction was quite runny. My recommendation on the frosting portion of the recipe is to use 1/2 c unsalted butter, 2 1/2 imperial powder sugar, 2 tbsp coquito, and 2 tsp vanilla. Other then the runny frosting these cupcakes were amazing.