Patriotic Camouflage Cupcake Recipe

Posted on Jun 23 2015 - 7:11pm by Susan Bewley

Patriotic Camouflage Cupcake Recipe

Do you love decorating or making fun desserts for patriotic holidays or events? While it may sound a bit crazy, I love baking during the summer. Sure, it means our house gets a bit hot but it’s fun making yummy desserts that everyone will love at an outdoor picnic. I especially love baking for patriotic holidays and getting help making absolutely adorable cupcakes. This year, I decided to make some fun camouflage cupcakes, allowing me to add a fun, patriotic twist to one of our favorite cupcake recipes. The cupcakes are fairly easy to make and best of all, they are quite yummy! I mean, what’s better than having a fun military themed cupcakes on 4th of July, Veterans Day, or even at a war themed birthday party.

Really, the hardest part of this recipe is dealing with the icing, which is more patience than anything else. So, what do you think? Are these adorable patriotic cupcakes or what? Feel free to tell us what you think of our Patriotic Camouflage Cupcake recipe below!

Note: Special thanks to my friends Krista from Adventures of Country Divas for helping me with this recipe and pictures!

5.0 from 13 reviews
Patriotic Camouflage Cupcake Recipe
Looking for a yummy cupcake recipe perfect for 4th of July or another patriotic holiday? Check out our delicious Patriotic Camouflage Cupcake Recipe here!
Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 Cups sugar
  • ½ Cups sweet cream butter
  • ½ Cups whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • food colors
Frosting Ingredients:
  • 3 Cups powdered sugar
  • ½ Cup sweet cream butter
  • 2 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Food coloring
Cupcake Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree and line your cupcake pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Using a stand mixer, cream the sugar and butter for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time to the butter mixture and then the vanilla extract. Mix well.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture. Mix well.
  6. Divide the batter into 3 bowls - one bowl add green food coloring, one bowl brown, and the last bowl black. Stir well.
  7. Add a spoonful of black batter to the bottom of the cupcake liners. Then a spoonfull of brown, and a spoonful of green. Cupcake liners should be no more than ¾ full.
  8. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes or until cupcakes are done (toothpick comes out clean).
  9. Allow to cool completely before icing.
Frosting Directions:
  1. Cream the butter and sugar. Mix well.
  2. Add the whipping cream and stir until still peaks begin to form. If you are not seeing peaks, add more sugar slowly.
  3. Divide the frosting into 3 bowls. In one bowl, add 5 drops of green food coloring, in the second 5 drops of black, and the third 5 drops of brown. Keep the last bowl white.
  4. Begin to add the frostings to a pastry bag with your desired tip.
  5. Start with adding 1 spoonful of green frosting. With the back of a spoon, flatten the green frosting. Turn the pastry bag .
  6. Start with adding 1 spoonful of black frosting. With the back of a spoon, flatten the black frosting. Turn the pastry bag .
  7. Add 1 spoonful of brown frosting. With the back of a spoon, flatten the brown frosting. Turn the pastry bag .
  8. Add 1 spoonful of green frosting. With the back of a spoon, flatten the green frosting. Turn the pastry bag .
  9. Add 1 spoonful of white frosting. With the back of a spoon, flatten the white frosting. 10. Test to see that all of the colors comes out before starting to frost your cupcakes. Frost cupcakes & repeat until all the cupcakes are frosted.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

30 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Cathy Jarolin June 23, 2015 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Thankyou for sharing this wonderful recipe! I really would like to make the Camouflage Cupcakes. They really look Patriotic. They would be great for the fourth of July, Veterans Day and Memorial Day!! They would also be perfect for any party for a going away or coming Home Party! Jut love them. Great Job! :0)~~~

  2. Nena Sinclair June 24, 2015 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Very creative! I love these cupcakes! I’ve gotta make them!

  3. lisa June 24, 2015 at 11:04 am - Reply

    This sounds pretty good. The frosting does look tricky. It looks nice but I doubt that I’d be able to look like that.

  4. Sara June 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Theses cupcakes look so yummy

  5. Dagmar M June 25, 2015 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    My family would love these!! Such a cute idea for a boys birthday party. I might have to use this!

  6. Michele Ash June 27, 2015 at 3:02 am - Reply

    Thanks for the delicious recipe on Patriotic Camouflage Cupcake Recipe! These are really cute and very patriotic! I really love this idea! I saved the recipe to try at some time! Thanks again for the delicious recipe on Patriotic Camouflage Cupcake Recipe! Thanks Again! I truly appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele

  7. Amy Lovell June 28, 2015 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    These are super cool for sure!!! I def wouldnt have the patience or the time for these

  8. Jodi Hoppe Wresh July 3, 2015 at 3:08 am - Reply

    Oh these looks great and tasty! my 2 nephews would love these as they are into everything camo and pretty much wear it everyday! I think i will try these out and surprise them at family bbq on the 4th. Thanks for sharing it.

  9. lisa ward July 3, 2015 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    totally agree love baking for these cupcakes

  10. Tamara M July 3, 2015 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Those are so adorable! I can’t wait to try these out!

  11. Renee Smith July 4, 2015 at 12:05 am - Reply

    I love this idea! The frosting does sound challenging, but I can’t wait to try and frost with this technique.

  12. Anne Marie Carter July 4, 2015 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    I love this recipe! It’s not only wonderful for the 4th of July but, also for my teen aged son’s birthday.

  13. vera king July 4, 2015 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    New to your blog, Love this !! Cant wait to try. Thx for sharing

  14. Leela July 5, 2015 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Those look awesome!

  15. Stacey A Smith July 5, 2015 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    looks to hard for me to do but it really looks cool.

  16. M.Clark July 11, 2015 at 12:07 am - Reply

    These cupcakes look amazing, very creative. I can’t wait to try this. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  17. Kristin Henderson July 11, 2015 at 2:15 am - Reply

    wow! can’t wait to try these! thanks for sharing! 🙂

  18. Sue M. July 12, 2015 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Wow, I’ve never seen camouflage cupcakes before, those cupcakes look amazing! I’ll definitely have to give this recipe a try, thanks for posting!

  19. Fee Roberts July 13, 2015 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    These are the most awesome cupcakes that I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing this. I’m going to have to try this 🙂

  20. lisa July 14, 2015 at 11:21 am - Reply

    You have good dessert recipes. I’d love to see more of them.Especially the copy cat recipes.

  21. Linda Manns Linneman July 15, 2015 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    I love these cupcakes They turned out so nice. I will give these a try soon. Thank you for sharing

  22. Sara July 24, 2015 at 9:48 am - Reply

    theses cupcakes look yummy, their neat looking

  23. Cheri Oggy July 28, 2015 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    These cupcakes look very appealing and the recipe seems too be very easy. I wish that I had had this recipe when my brother came home from Pakistan; he would have love them!!

  24. Pamela Gurganus August 15, 2015 at 8:49 am - Reply

    This frosting is so clever! I’m also thinking of all the different colors you could use for different holidays and occasions too!

  25. lisa September 12, 2015 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I wouldn’t be able to get the frosting right. These look good, I just don’t have the patience to make them look this nice.

  26. Shannon October 10, 2015 at 8:50 am - Reply

    These are so amazing! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  27. Nicole Carter October 19, 2015 at 8:20 am - Reply

    This is such a great idea! Awesome for patriotism and also something different for me to make on the 4th!

  28. Deborah D October 26, 2015 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    These are so cute! Next time I go grocery shopping I’ll get the ingredients and make these.

  29. Jerry Marquardt October 26, 2015 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    This looks like it would be a great idea for Veteran’s Day, coming right up. The kids are off from school anyway, so it will be tasty for the day.

  30. Kimberly Flickinger August 5, 2016 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    These are cool cupcakes! I will definitely keep these in mind for Labor Day!

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