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Dutch Oven Apple Cinnamon Cake

Here is an easy apple cinnamon cake recipe made in the dutch oven with a muffin mix and apple sauce. While it makes a great dessert, it would be perfect for breakfast too!

Dutch Oven Apple Cinnamon Cake Recipe for Camping - Here is an easy apple cinnamon cake recipe made in the dutch oven with a cake mix and a cup of apple sauce. It's a great camping dessert recipe.

Back in June 2013, we had a big 18-day camping trip to Colorado. We had a great time exploring the state and we made lots of great desserts in the dutch oven. One of our favorites was this Apple Cinnamon Cake recipe.

Dutch Oven Apple Cinnamon Cake Recipe

This is super easy to make with a muffin or cake mix. I picked up an Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix at Aldi.

We mixed the ingredients in a plastic bowl before placing into the dutch oven, but you could mix the cake right in the foil too.

This is what the mixed cake batter looked like.

Our cake mix came with some crumb topping, which I sprinkled on top.

The cake is baked for 20-28 minutes depending on your heat. We usually use our noses to know when to test for doneness. We could really smell a strong baking smell and when we pulled it out at 25 minutes it was burned along the bottom! Too much heat on the bottom. We still devoured it. It was moist and yummy.

The dutch oven we used has a 10 stamped on it. Last summer we used a 12 and really had issues with getting things to cook. We have joined custody of these dutch ovens with some friends of ours, but I would recommend a 10 for anyone who wants to buy one. Dutch oven recipes can also be done in the regular oven! Have you ever used a dutch oven? What is your favorite recipe?

Yield: 12 servings

Dutch Oven Apple Cinnamon Cake

Dutch Oven Apple Cinnamon Cake

Create this easy apple cinnamon dump cake in a Dutch oven.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • Apple Cinnamon Muffin/Cake Mix
  • 1 Cup of Apple Sauce
  • 1 Egg


  1. Create hot coals for the dutch oven.
  2. Line the Dutch oven with parchment paper or foil. Use cooking spray with foil.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the muffin mix, applesauce, and egg together.
  4. Pour the mixed cake batter into the foil-lined dutch oven.
  5. Place lid on the Dutch oven, cover with coals and bake for 20-28 minutes depending on your heat. Use your nose to test doneness.


Make a sweeter version of this cake by putting the contents of a can of apple pie filling in the bottom of the oven below the cake. Extend the bake time with for this.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 360mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g

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Miz Helen

Wednesday 5th of September 2018

Wow having cake over the campfire is a great idea, this looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, we sure enjoyed your post! Miz Helen


Wednesday 5th of September 2018

So yummy!


Tuesday 28th of August 2018

How crazy easy and while camping! Your recipes are amazing! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week! Kim


Tuesday 28th of August 2018

Thank you, Kim!

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