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Best Ever Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Need a great camping dessert recipe? This Chocolate Cake is made in the dutch oven and is magnificent!
Scroll down for the recipe.

thick chocolate cake made in the dutch oven

This recipe was a test. We wanted to see if it would cook properly and it turns out that this chocolate cake was just about the best we’ve ever had.

We were skeptical because the brownies we tried before this attempt in the dutch oven didn’t turn out very well. We have tested a few times and finally came up with successful Dutch Oven Brownies.

I knew we had to add something to the chocolate cake mix. Mini marshmallows and chocolate chips came to mind. They gave this cake a gooey wow factor.

We will definitely be making this again!

While we make this in a dutch oven, I think it would turn out just as well in a regular oven.

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

This cake is super easy to make from very simple ingredients.

I love taking cake mixes and adding to it to make it into something sensational.

Easy Directions at the bottom of the post.

Like with any Dutch oven recipes, you start by prepping hot coals for cooking.

We highly recommend that you use a charcoal chimney for this.

Dutch Oven Cake

Doesn’t that look amazing? Look at the height of that cake! It was several inches tall.

The chocolate cake was so moist. We loved the gooey spots where the chocolate chips and marshmallows were. As you can see from the comments below, this is a popular recipe with several Boy Scout troops! You do not have to be a scout to enjoy this moist dessert!

close up of dutch oven chocolate cake

We devoured the cake quickly. It was divine!!!

Have you ever made a cake in the dutch oven?

chocolate cake close up

More Great Dutch Oven Cake Recipes

Cherry Chocolate Lava Cake
Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake
Pumpkin Pie Cake
Caramel Apple Monkey Bread
Classic Dump Cake

Yield: 12 servings

Best Ever Chocolate Cake Recipe

Best Ever Chocolate Cake Recipe

This recipes is for the best chocolate cake ever that is great for camping.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Additional Time 6 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • Can of Lemon-Lime Soda
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Create hot coals for the dutch oven.
  2. Line the dutch oven with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Mix the cake mix and soda together.
  4. Fold the chocolate chips and mini marshmallows into the batter.
  5. We used about a half a bag of chips and about a 1/3 a bag of the marshmallows.
  6. Spread the batter into the dutch oven.
  7. Place lid on dutch oven, cover with coals, and bake for 24-30 minutes depending on your heat.
  8. Use your nose to determine when it's baked. We pulled it out at 29 minutes.
  9. Time will vary depending on the size of your dutch oven and heat of the coals.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 322mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 2g

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Anonymous Girl Scout

Tuesday 18th of August 2020

Do I add all ingredients on cake mix package as well?

Let's Camp S'more

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

No eggs, oil, or water!

Anonymous Girl Scout

Tuesday 18th of August 2020

Do I add ingredients that are on the package as well?

Let's Camp S'more

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

No. Just the ingredients in this recipe.

Anonymous Scout

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

I won my scout troops iron chef competition with this

Let's Camp S'more

Monday 7th of October 2019

CONGRATULATIONS!

Eshaan

Thursday 5th of September 2019

I love this recipe. It is very popular and famous in my Boy Scout Troop (whenever I say I will make a cake in the dutch oven everyone says "oh ya that cake is the best"). Thanks for the recipe to the cake.

Eshaan

Let's Camp S'more

Saturday 7th of September 2019

You are very welcome!

Kristy Cropper

Friday 14th of June 2019

How many coals are you using to cook It?

letscampsmore

Saturday 15th of June 2019

The number of coals can vary depending on climate, but typically we put approximately 8 below and 12 on top.