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Vegan Jager Bomb Cupcakes: Round Two

May 1, 2008 by Victoria

Vegan Jager Bomb Cupcakes

Some of you have probably already seen my first attempt at these cupcakes. I made these as a birthday present for one of my friends who has is obsessed with Jager Bombs. He even introduced me to the concept about a year ago, and ever since, we always have one if we’re out in a night club (Which is not that often anymore, I guess I’m getting old. That, or because I’m broke most of the time ^_^).

The first time around: I though that the cupcake bun was too sweet, because I used the regular amount of sugar even though I swopped milk for Red Bull (packed with sugar). I also thought that the goo was rather dull, I used a green agar agar and found that it didn’t look too apatising against the dark cupcake. Finally, the creamy goo seperated when I added some red bull, giving it a shiny quality. With those aspects in mind, here are my

Cupcake: Red Bull red&black Cupcakes
1 can Red Bull
1/4 cup of milk
1 1/4 cup plain Flour
1/3 cup sugar
Red and Black Food color

Jager Cream:
1/4 cup Jagermeisger
4 tablespoons Agar Agar
2/3 cup Soya Milk
1 tablespoon Cornflour
Green Fool Coloring

Butter Cream Frosting:
1/2 cup Margarine
1 1/2 cups Icing Sugar
Yellow Food Coloring

Turn on the oven to Gas mark 3, and line bun tin with cases.
Pour the Red Bull into a cup and then top off with the soya milk. Whisk briskly in a large bowl. Add the sugar, then sift in the flour. Whisk until creamy. Split up the mixture into two separate bowls and add either red or black to each. Pour a bit of the red and black mixes into each case until it is half full. Put into the oven for 25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean

While the cupcakes are in the oven, you can make the Jager Cream. Put the milk into a pan and let the agar flakes soak for about 5 minutes. Turn on the heat at a low temperature and stir the mixture at intervals until the agar is nearly dissolved. Mix the cornflour with a small amount of soya milk until it forms a paste. Add this to the agar, and mix in well. Add the Jagermeister. At this stage you may wish to taste the Jager Cream to see if you want to add more Jagermeister. Mix well with the green food coloring and leave aside to cool. I found that there were usually a few bits of undissolved cornflour when I made this, so I sifted it into a second bowl to cool.

Once the cupcakes are done, take them out of the oven and leave them to cool. They must be completely cool before you top them with the butter cream.

Red Bull red&black Cupcakes

To make the butter cream, mix the icing sugar and margarine until it forms a stiff consistency. You may add more sugar or margarine to suit your own taste. Mix well with the food coloring.

Production of the Jager Bomb Cupcakes

When the cupcakes are cool, poke a small hole in the top of each and use a teaspoon to fill with Jager Cream. Then pipe the icing on top. Try not to start your icing right over the Cream, because it will not stick correctly to the cupcake.

Insides of Vegan Jager Bomb Cupcakes


  1. ellen says:

    Oh man, I’ve got to make these myself. They look awesome!

  2. tortietabby says:

    these look absolutely amazing!

  3. Sophie says:

    My goodness, these cupcake are really adorable. I’m so glad I discovered your site, you have some lovely little cupcakes posted on here!

  4. Matt says:

    I’m liking the mix of healthy vegan ingredients mixed with unhealthy Red Bull and Jagermeister. It’s like they’re good for you, only not.

  5. Bobbi says:

    These look amazing… just one question. What’s the temperature equivalent of gas mark 3?

  6. Victoria says:

    Thanks guys. I couldn’t really say if there is a healthy vegan ingredient in there, but they tasted great! It’s funny how people think that vegan is synonymous with healthy.

    Gas mark three is 325F which is about 162C

  7. Erin says:

    These are insane! The thought of Jager kind of makes me want to hurl (no licorice for me), but you get mega points for creativity and presentation.

  8. Bobbi says:

    Hello, me again.

    I attempted these today and was hoping you could trouble shoot some problems I had.

    First, the cupcake bun was gummy. Any ideas why? Also, how did your cream end up so… creamy? Mine was a big runny mess that did gel after a bit, but it ran all over the top of the cupcake.

    I am obviously not an experienced baker and appreciate your help.

  9. Victoria says:

    Hey Bobbi, Both of those things happened to me when I first tried making vegan cupcakes. It’s probably a combination of different ovens behaving differently and different products.

    For the cakes themselves, I found that different types of soya milk have different effects. You can add a small amount of apple cider vinegar at the start to your soya milk and give it a quick whisk. This thickens it up and you can’t taste the difference. If the mix is runny after you put all the cupcake ingredients together sift in a little bit more flour. It should be a thick batter consistency. Make sure that you stick a knife in one of them before you take them out of the oven to see if it comes out dry, and let them dry on a cooling rack.

    As for the jager cream, mine actually turned out quite stiff. Make sure that you keep it on the heat for long enough to thicken. You could try starting off with less of the soya milk and a little extra cornflour. You don’t need much of the cream anyways. Then as you find it thickening up, add some more milk. Hope this helps, and don’t be discouraged, my first attempt at these cupcakes wasn’t that successful either!

  10. Bobbi says:

    Thank you very much Victoria, I will give it another try.

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  12. SaraJane says:

    These are amazing. I have made Margarita cupcakes before, but never anything like this. Rock on. I just linked you on my own blog. :)

  13. ffi says:

    These sound (and look) amazing. I might try a similar thing with orange cakes and some sort of vodka infused icing…

  14. Sarah says:

    Is black food colouring vegan/vegetarian?

    These are really cool. :)

  15. Mandee says:

    Woh, I can’t handle jaegerbombs any more but I have friends who LOVE them, I think I will have to make these cupcakes for them. Thanks!

  16. Jessinta says:

    I tried this recipe a while ago…but they didn’t turn out ):
    i used self raising flour instead of plain flour as i wasn’t sure what in the recipe made it rise.
    but they still didn’t rise at all.
    they still tasted good even tho they were rather flat and doughy.
    i think i’ll have to try this again soon…as soon as i work out what i did wrong.

  17. Kevin says:

    Those are NOT vegan! Why? Because red bull contains taurin, taurin comes from bulls, dead bulls, that is why it is caled red bull.. hmm shouldn’t that be DEAD bull??

  18. Victoria says:

    @Kevin Actually the taurine in Red Bull comes from a vegan source. I’ve even heard of vegans being recommended to drink Red Bull to get some of the stuff. Check out the faq

  19. Kris says:

    Psst, I think Kevin may have been taking the mickey a little? ;)

    Also, these look amazing! I’m not vegan, would it be easier for me to use non vegan ingredients such as regular moo cow milk? and regular gelatin instead of agar-agar? Or is the process just as complex and makes no difference (mainly with the agar-agar, I’ve never liked soya milk. It just tastes sweet, and yes, I’m looking at a baking recipe, but I don’t have a sweet tooth!)

  20. andrew says:

    hi i just found this recipy and it would be great for a party im going to in october but i would need it to be a cake instead of small cupcake, so if its not to much trouble could you tell me how you would change the recipe to mak it into a cake and not just cupcakes, ok at baking so any addvise would be grea, plus i know its probebly not vegan but i would like to use relentless instead of redbull, would i just use the same volume of relentless as the redbull, any commets would be great thanks

  21. Harry Gordon says:

    You. Are. A. Genius. ^_^

    I’m so making these.

  22. Sophieeee says:

    What counts as 1 cup in ml or g? And can you use normal gelatin instead? No idea where’d you’d get agar!

  23. i am a proud Veggan and it keeps me fit and healthy-,~

  24. Thank you , I enjoy reading about other vegansas it gives me the strength to continue. I have about a thousand vegetarian feeds in my google reader, but another can’t hurt!! I did manage to find a good lentil recipe here, but I’ll be sure to try yours too. Thanks!

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