Cookies & Cream Camo Cupcakes

Cookies & Cream Camo Cupcakes | The Blonde Buckeye

Ready for a cupcake to blow your mind?  Because this one’s a doozie…

Ya I said it, Cookies & Cream Camo Cupcakes.  I made these beauties for a friend’s birthday.  Luckily, they were a hit!  I’ll go ahead & say this too, this is the most delicious buttercream frosting ever.  It’s officially my go-to buttercream now.  So just know, these aren’t exactly a last-minute-quick cupcake recipe, but they are a show-stopper for sure.  All the components are actually fairly simple (vanilla & chocolate cupcakes, vanilla & chocolate buttercream), it’s just a lot of prep work.  But they are sooo worth it!

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Cookies & Cream Camo Cupcakes
Makes 12 cupcakes
  • 1-1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 5 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
  • Green Food Coloring
  • 1-1/2 cups Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 5 cups Sifted Powdered Sugar (plus more if needed)
  • 2 teaspoons Clear Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 5 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
  • Green Food Coloring
  • 6 Oreo cookies, cut in half (12 halves) for garnish
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners (preferably white ones).
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter & sugar together until light & fluffy, on medium-high speed. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing for about a minute per egg. Next add vanilla extract & continue mixing until combined. Add in ⅓ of the dry ingredients, then half of the cream, mixing after each addition. Continue this pattern until everything is just combined (finishing with the dry).
  4. Divide batter evenly among 4 bowls, keeping one in the mixer bowl. The four bowls will consist of 1.) Vanilla batter, as is. 2.) Chocolate (add in cocoa powder & Oreo crumbs with the mixer). 3.) Vanilla with green food coloring, plus a dab of chocolate mix, mixed together. 4.) Half Vanilla batter and Half chocolate, mixed together.
  5. Mix the batters until just combined (don't over mix).
  6. Fill the cupcake liners evenly with the batters (about 1 spoonful of each to form camouflage pattern). Bake cupcakes for about 20 minutes (until inserted toothpick comes out clean).
  7. Allow to cool for a few minutes in the pan, then transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool to room temperature.
  9. Beat the butter with an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, for several minutes on medium-high, until light & fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar, a ½ cup at a time and continue to mix at medium-high speed until combined. Add in vanilla, salt and half of the cream. Add in remaining cream only if needed (depending on consistency). Continue to beat frosting until smooth (add more sugar if it needs to be thicker).
  10. Divide frosting into 3 bowls (keeping one in the mixer bowl). The three bowls will consist of 1.) Vanilla. 2.) Chocolate (by adding in cocoa powder & Oreo crumbs). 3.) Vanilla (by adding the green food coloring, plus a dab of chocolate mix).
  11. Take 3 pastry bags & fill each of them with a different color frosting. Place all 3 bags (with ends trimmed) into one large pastry bag, fitted with a large decorating tip. Pipe them all at once, creating a swirl of all 3 colors on each cupcake.
  12. Lastly, garnish each cupcake with an Oreo half.



  1. This is so cute, what a fun idea. I’ve featured your cupcakes on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.

  2. Just wonderful camouflage idea for cupcakes, these would be great for men’s & boy’s celebrations … I’ve written a post on Perfect Party Cupcakes and featured them, hope you like it… here’s the link

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