Camouflage "Camo" Cake

3 minutes
September 29, 2021
Carole Jones
I’ve had many different requests for types and flavors of cakes/cupcakes over the past few years but last week I made my first “Camo Cake”.  I guess living in the middle of nowhere Minnesota, I should have predicted this request would be coming.  I mean, there were even camouflauge tuxedos at the prom this year!
Camouflage Camo cake
The process was quite simple.  I used chocolate cake as my deep brown then colored white cake to be off white, light green and dark green.  I think having four colors turned out perfectly.  There are many different styles of camouflage colors out there so have fun.  You can even do a girl camo using pinks instead of greens!
Camouflage Camo Cake

I used my ice cream scoop to blob the different colors along the bottom of the pan, then did a second layer of blobs on top that were different than the color blob beneath it.  The bit of mixing of colors you see in the above picture came from using the same ice cream scoop and not cleaning it off as I switched colors.  You could also swirl the colors a bit, but don’t go overboard or you will end up with a very muddy looking design once you cut into it.

Camouflage Camo cake tutorial

This was what the top of the cake looked like once it was baked.  Remember that there is two layers of these colors so when you cut through, you get a more marbled effect from the cross section.

NDSU Cake design

My graduate based his cake on the college he will be attending in the fall, North Dakota State University.  I love that the university colors are the same as the John Deere company 🙂  I guess it could have been blasphemous to use anything but camo on the inside.

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


Courtney @ {not so homemade}
11 years ago

That. Is. AWESOME! How cool is that cake!! Looks great 🙂

11 years ago

Thanks so much Courtney! So much fun and I can’t wait to try a girl pink camo version.

Minnesota Prairie Roots
11 years ago

Very clever. Would not even think to create a cake like this.

11 years ago

This is fantastic! All three boys have put in their request for their next birthday cake. Camo it is!

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