Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I love Red Bull Racing, and decided I'd make a cupcake matching their colors, using the drink they're named after!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For the cupcakes

  • 12 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 12 teaspoons baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 13 cup whole milk
  • 6 ounces Red Bull energy drink (sugar-free not recommended)
  • 1 ounce red food coloring
  • For the frosting

  • 12 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 -3 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces Red Bull energy drink


  1. For the cupcakes:.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Mix butter and sugar in a bowl until fluffy. Add eggs, mix again, and then add vanilla.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Also, if you haven't already, measure out the milk and the Red Bull (you can mix them into the same measuring cup, but it looks a little funky.).
  5. Alternate between adding the dry ingredients and wet ingredients to the batter. Add food color to your heart’s desire.
  6. Fill your cupcake pan with batter.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, then let cool. Brush tops with more Red Bull, if desired.
  8. For the frosting:.
  9. Cream butter, add half the red bull, then add powdered sugar 1/2-1 cup at a time, mixing as you go.
  10. Add the rest of the Red Bull for flavor/consistency as desired.
  11. Add icing coloring as desired to achieve a bright blue.
Most Helpful

Yummy! For the cupcake, I didn't have whole milk, so I used half & half and 2% milk... very fluffy and moist. For the frosting, I add 2 oz. of cream cheese and still taste delicious with the flavor. I took the Red Bull Cupcakes for my hubby's NG Drill and everyone loved it!

BASFight75 April 23, 2015

You wouldn't think that Red Bull could make cupcakes taste delicious -but it definitely does. My boyfriend doesn't like sweets, yet he LOVES these cupcakes! They're perfect for kids or fun parties.

SeaGupte June 20, 2014

Instead of cupcakes, I used this recipe to make a two-layer cake. It came out great, and it's definitely one of the prettiest cakes that I've made thanks to the bright vivid colors (don't skimp on the food coloring, for sure). I actually love the strange, tangy taste of Red Bull, and was really hoping the cake would end up tasting like it. Alas, I could not taste the Red bull at all, and the cake instead tasted like Cap'n Crunch berries. I don't know why, it just did, but that's OK... I've always liked Cap'n Crunch berries.

rpgaymer May 07, 2014