Thursday, October 6, 2011

Something Sweet: Red Bull Cupcakes

I am a huge fan of Red Bull, so I thought it would be fun to change things up and make a Red Bull Cupcake.  I had a hard time finding a recipe that had Red Bull in the cake as well as the frosting but we finally found one and did some minor adjustments to it to make it work.  We also made things fun buy adding Pop Rocks in blue and red flavors inbetween the frosting and the cake, for a little added twist and a fun surprise.

Ingredients for cupcakes:
  • 10 table spoons of butter
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teasoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 6 ounces of red bull (sugar-free not recommended)
  • red food coloring (desired amount to obtain the color you want)
  • 12 tablespoon butter (softened)
  • 2-3 cups sifted powered sugar
  • 2 ounces of red bull
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix butter and sugar in a bowl until fluffy.  Add egss, mix again, and then add vanilla.
  3. Sift butter, baking powder, and salt together.  Add milk and red bull.
  4. Fill your cupcake pan with batter.
  5. Bake for 15-20 mins, then it them cool.  Brush the tops with a little more red bull.
  6. For the frosting...  cream butter, add half red bull, then add powered sugar 1/2-1 cup at a time, mixing as you go.
  7. Add the rest of the red bull for flavor as desired.
  8. Add icing as desired to achieve the bright blue color.

Eat and Enjoy! Such a fun recipe and it was a huge hit with everyone.

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