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35 Dutch Oven Dessert Recipes for Camping

Make your next camping trip more flavorful with these Dutch Oven Dessert Recipes. Many of these sweet treats are made with a boxed cake mix.

6 Dutch Oven Desserts

One of the best things about camping is the great food. In particular, dessert! We have compiled this list of Easy Dutch Oven Recipes to help you find the perfect dessert to pair with your camping meal.

How to Make Dutch Oven Dessert Recipes

Dutch oven cooking is a great way to bake. In addition to delicious desserts, you can make great breakfasts and hearty meals.

What supplies do I need for Dutch Oven Baking?

Dutch Oven Cooking Essentials

A camping Dutch oven is made of cast iron and has feet to hold the bottom of the Dutch oven up over the heat source. These durable ovens will last forever. All the essentials that you need to cook are listed below.

Dutch Oven Cooking Equipment

Dutch oven with a liner and a Dutch Oven camp tool

Dutch Oven Camping Desserts

This collection of desserts is divided up into a few different segments. I have started with chocolate, as that seems to be the most popular. That is followed by popular cakes, s’more recipes, apple recipes, summer fruits, and finally traditional flavors. You are certain to find several options to satisfy your taste buds.

close up of a chocolate dutch oven dessert
Turtle Lava Cake

Chocolate Dutch Oven Recipes

Camping chocoholics will fall in love with these easy chocolate camping recipes.

Easy Chocolate Cake

This Dutch Oven Chocolate Cake is an easy dessert to make. It is so delicious that it has won some cooking competitions.

camping chocolate cake

Chocolate Cherry Lava Cake

Do you love the combination of cherries and chocolate? Try this Chocolate Cherry Lava Dump Cake.

cherry chocolate cake with chocolate chips on top in a dutch oven

Dutch Oven Brownies

Only three ingredients are needed for these Dutch Oven Brownies. It has got to be the easiest recipe in this collection.

brownies in a dutch oven

Turtle Lava Cake

Do you love the combination of chocolate, caramel, and pecans? Then you will love this Dutch Oven Turtle Lava Cake.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake

Two of the most popular candies make up this Dutch Oven Peanut Butter Cup Cake. Look at all that chocolatey peanut buttery goodness!

Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with colorful candies on top

Mini Lava Cakes

These Dutch Oven Mini Lava Cakes are fun to make and eat.

Dutch Oven Mini Lava Cakes
image credit: Camping for Foodies

Mississippi Mud Cake

Not sure why the mud is thicker down south, but it is. Especially in this Dutch Oven Mississippi Mud Cake from the Dirty Dish Club.

Popular Dutch Oven Desserts

These delicious recipes rank among the most searched and shared. You will find several that will create happy camper tummies.

Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake

Blueberries and lemon are a terrific combination! Enjoy this Dutch Oven Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake recipe out at the campsite.

Pumpkin Pie Cake

Like to camp in the fall? This Dutch Oven Pumpkin Pie Cake is the perfect way to enjoy this fall flavor. Is it a cake or is it a pie? It is both!

We also have a new easy Pumpkin Angel Food Cake recipe for the Dutch Oven.

pumpkin pie cake in a dutch oven

Classic Dutch Oven Dump Cake

The classic combination of cherry pie filling and pineapple go together in this Dutch Oven Dump Cake. Grab a fork and dig in because this will disappear quickly!

close up of a camping dump cake

Dutch Oven Rhubarb Crunch

This scrumptious Rhubarb Crunch is a great way to use up the rhubarb from your garden. You can even use frozen rhubarb.

Dutch Oven Tip
Stack Dutch ovens and prepare dinner and dessert at the same time.
The recipe with the shorter cooking time should be on top.
We stack a 6 qt Dutch Oven on top of our 8 qt Deep Dutch Ovens.

two dutch ovens stacked on top of each other with coals on them

Dutch Oven S’more Recipes

America’s most popular camping dessert is S’mores! Check out these cast-iron chocolatey, marshmallow, and graham creations.

S’mores Dump Cake

Also dubbed as Death by S’mores Cake, this Dutch oven dessert recipe is smore overload. Your family will enjoy this rich treat.

a dutch oven filled with Chocolate S'more Dump Cake

S’more Brownies

What do you get when you combine brownies and s’mores? You get S’more Brownies. Do you want more?

Dutch Oven S’more Dip

Have you tried this Dutch Oven Smore Dip recipe yet?! This smores recipe is absolutely delicious, easy to make, and feeds a crowd.

S'mores made in a Dutch Oven
image credit: Campfire Foodie

S’more Pie in the Dutch Oven

If you love pie, then you must try this Dutch Oven S’more Pie from the Dutch Oven Dude.

Apple Dutch Oven Recipes

While fall signals apple season, you can purchase apples year around. That is a great thing for the following recipes!

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Dessert

Cinnamon rolls are the base of this Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Pie. This amazing dessert is a cross between a casserole and monkey bread.

Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler

Our camping buddy, Peggy, shared this Apple Crumble Dutch Oven Recipe with us. It is perfect for fall camping.

apple crumble in a dutch oven and on a plate

Cinnamon Apple Cake

This Cinnamon Apple Cake has more of a coffee cake texture, but it is still fun to eat for dessert.

Cranberry Apple Dump Cake

If you love cranberries as much as I do, you will enjoy this Cranberry Apple Dump Cake. This dessert is equally good topped with or without pecans.

cranberry apple dump cake in a dutch oven with a serving on a plate

Apple Crisp

This is the first of a handful of recipes in this collection that were actually made in a skillet but that can be made in a Dutch oven instead. This tasty Apple Crisp is gluten-free and really easy to make.

Gluten Free Apple Crisp in a Cast-iron Skillet
image credit: Strength & Sunshine

Apple Fluff

Try something a little different with this tasty Dutch Oven Apple Fluff recipe.

Dutch Oven Recipes with Fruit

Summer fruits can be used to make some incredible camp desserts. Check out these recipes provided by my fellow campers.

Texas Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

Get a lone-star taste in this incredible Texas Peach Cobbler. This tasty dessert is topped with a lattice crust and the shape of Texas.

Texas Peach Cobbler in a Dutch Oven
image credit: My Turn For Us

Blackberry Dutch Oven Cobbler

This simple recipe for Campfire Blackberry Cobbler only uses three ingredients and cooks right over the fire. You can swap the flavors of the pie filling and have a different dessert each time. 

Dutch Oven Blackberry Cobbler with a serving on a spoon
image credit: Midlife Healthy Eating

Whiskey Peach Cobbler

Have you tried the combination of peaches and whiskey? They go together well. While this Whiskey Peach Cobbler is shown in a skillet, you can use a Dutch oven instead.

Whiskey Peach Cobbler in a cast iron skillet with a serving on a paper plate
image credit: Stef’s Eats and Sweets

Blueberry Cobbler

If you love cooking in cast-iron at the campground then you’re going to love this Blueberry Cobbler, which is shown made in a skillet but can just as easily be made in a Dutch oven. It is a delicious dessert served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Cast Iron Blueberry Cobbler in a skillet with a serving on a plate
image credit: Roaming my Planet

Berry Hazelnut Crumble Pie

Nothing says summer quite like this Triple Berry Hazelnut Crumble Pie.

Blackberry Peach Crisp

Make a delicious Blackberry Peach Crisp in your Dutch oven. It is a great combination of two summer fruits.

Blackberry Peach Crisp in a Dutch Oven
image credit: Amanda Outside

Raspberry Pudding Cake

Another winner is this Raspberry Pudding Cake, which can easily be swapped out for your favorite berry.

Traditional Desserts for Camping

We cannot forget about these more traditional goodies. Rolls, bread, cookies, and cheesecake are among these recipes.

Giant Cinnamon Roll

Is a cinnamon roll for breakfast or dessert? Either way, you will have fun making and eating this Dutch Oven Cinnamon Roll out at the campground.

large cinnamon roll with icing

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

World’s best, easiest Pineapple Upside-down Cake – made in a Dutch oven! Recipe tested and approved by 1000+ happy campers! Bake up this nearly fool-proof recipe on your next camping trip – or in your own backyard.

Pineapple Upside- Down Cake in a Dutch Oven
image credit: The Good Hearted Woman

Carrot Cake

Create a decadent Carrot Cake in the Dutch Oven next weekend.

Zucchini Bread

A healthier option for dessert is this Dutch Oven Zucchini Bread. It is a great way to use up zucchini from the garden.

Dutch Oven Zucchini Bread on a cutting board
image credit: Learning & Yearning

Dutch Oven Cheesecake

Make this Cheesecake in the Dutch Oven and top it with pie filling.

Dutch Oven Sugar Cookie

Yes, you can bake Sugar Cookies in the Dutch oven with this easy recipe.

Cake & Berry Campfire Cobbler

This Cake & Berry Cobbler recipe will bring the taste of home to the campsite.

Make a Dutch Oven Dessert Recipe this Weekend!

So many recipes for many camping trips! Which one will you make next time you camp?

collage of Dutch oven desserts
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