It’s always a happy friday when we get to taste the delectable cupcakes from Brooklyn Cupcake‘s very Latino friendly menu. Beating the heavyweights in the cupcake game like Crumbs, Magnolia and Baked By Melissa – who all put their own spins on the traditional treat – Brooklyn Cupcake is no frills-all flavor. They were voted the #1 cupcake in NYC by the Daily News and despite their shining review by Zagat we couldn’t help but ask: why aren’t these cupcakes getting more love? And more importantly, how do classic latin treats (like flan or coquito) translate into cupcake form?  To find out we did a highly scientific taste test. Check out our empirically derived ratings below!

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FLAN DE QUESO

GUAVA

RATING: 2/5

Stefa Says: “I had to close my eyes to taste the flan. It came to me like last nights dream. Distant and over too quickly”
Daniela Says: “Didn’t really taste the flan at first…not feeling it”

TRES LECHES

tresleches
RATING: 3/5

Stefa Says: “I’ve never had a cupcake dripping onto my fingers. Beautifully moist”
Daniela Says: “I like that you could see and taste the three layers of leches”

DULCE DE LECHE

DULCE

RATING: 4/5

Stefa Says: “Served best with a glass of milk”
Daniela Says: “The dulce de leche icing was my favorite, not too sweet and the drizzle on top was the icing on top…of..the cake?”

COQUITO

coquito
RATING: 4/5

Stefa Says: “Needs more rum”
Daniela Says: “This tastes like a Miami Christmas”

AND THE WINNER IS…

GUAVA CON QUESO

guava con quesso

GUAVA CON QUESO
RATING: 5/5
Stefa Says: “The cheese icing put me over the edge.”
Daniela Says: “This tasted like an authentic Cuban pastelito. The best part was the surprise guava middle!”