It’s no secret to those that are close to me: when it’s drinkin’ time, our drink of choice is often Sparks. For those not it the know, Sparks is a malt liquor energy drink favored by those who are not sophisticated enough to drink Red Bull and vodka, but need that extra little kick to keep them up past the 10pm bedtime from a night of consuming beer.
Last weekend, when it came time to find an appropriate way of ringing in Shawn’s birthday, I could think of no finer way to celebrate this joyous event than by combining two of his greatest loves: cake and malt liquor.
Months prior, I had been reading about another sweet oddity: The Diet Coke Cake. Essentially, it involves purchasing an off-the-shelf box of cake mix and supplanting eggs/oil with a can of Diet Coke. Surely, I thought, if you’re able to make a delicious cake by using a can of soda, then a dessert of equal measure can be created with a can of Sparks. Turns out….you can. I submit to you, dear reader(s), the recipe for Sparks Cake:
- One 24oz Can of Sparks
- 2 Boxes of Cake Mix (I used Duncan Hines White Cake Mix, but any ol’ mix will do)
- 2 Packages of White Frosting
- Food Dye
- Decorative Goo
It’s really no secret: just combine them and cook as the package indicates. In this case, I chose to decorate the cake to resemble a can of Sparks. Note: Expletive and other decor courtesy of Jeff Skinner.