What I am about to say might be shocking, appalling, or offensive to some audiences, but stay with me please. I made cupcakes. No, that wasn’t the offensive part. Here it comes…I made cupcakes…with Redbull. *Cue booing and wretching*
Guess what? They were, contrary to my predictions, delicious. I am officially a Redbull-iever. You’re probably wondering why I made cupcakes that I thought would suck. There’s a simple explanation, really. My good friend Evan, who recently got into this awesome Redbull graduate program thing, just had a birthday. All of my good friends get cakes for their birthdays. When I asked him what his preferred flavor was, he said Redbull, jokingly I assume. But I took that as a personal challenge and set out to make Redbull cupcakes. Believe it or not, recipes for such a thing already exist. There are actually people in this world who have deliberately concocted cake recipes made with Redbull. And after these, I may never make cupcakes without it again. I decided to make them into a play on red velvet cupcakes by dying the batter red and topping it with a cream cheese frosting. I think the cream cheese was a nice complement to the sweetness of the cupcake. The Redbull does something magical to the texture of the cupcake. They turn out moist, slightly sticky, with the perfect density, and they don’t actually taste like Redbull at all. The odd flavor of Redbull only translates into a sweet slightly fruity flavor when mixed into the cupcake batter. Redbull gives
you cupcakes wings!