Red Bull Cupcakes

Recipe by Mandarrrrrr
READY IN: 35mins


  • For the cupcakes
  • 12
    tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 12
    cups sugar
  • 3
    eggs, at room temperature
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 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


  • For the cupcakes:.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix butter and sugar in a bowl until fluffy. Add eggs, mix again, and then add vanilla.
  • 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.).
  • Alternate between adding the dry ingredients and wet ingredients to the batter. Add food color to your heart’s desire.
  • Fill your cupcake pan with batter.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then let cool. Brush tops with more Red Bull, if desired.
  • For the frosting:.
  • Cream butter, add half the red bull, then add powdered sugar 1/2-1 cup at a time, mixing as you go.
  • Add the rest of the Red Bull for flavor/consistency as desired.
  • Add icing coloring as desired to achieve a bright blue.