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Dutch Oven Dump Cake

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Here is a dutch oven dump cake recipe, that is a spin on the classic but made while camping! You can get the recipe at the bottom of the post.

dutch oven cherry dump cake

Who loves eating dessert while camping? This campfire dump cake is one of our very favorite camping desserts.

This recipe is so easy to make in a Dutch oven! It is just one dutch oven dump cake recipe in our collection.

You will also enjoy our dump cake varieties: Lemon Blueberry, Pumpkin Pie Cake, Chocolate Cherry Lava, Caramel Apple Pie, and Cranberry Apple.

Dutch Oven Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

The ingredients for this camping dessert are really easy.

Get the full recipe is at the bottom of the post.

Directions

Light charcoal hot coals for the dutch oven. This is how we start all our dutch oven recipes.

Line the dutch oven with foil and spray with some cooking spray. You can also create your own Dutch oven liners using this tutorial.

Dump the pie filling into the bottom of the dutch oven.

Dutch Oven Dump Cake with Soda

Mix the cake mix and soda together in another bowl and pour over the cherry filling.

Sprinkle the pecans on top. I just covered half since some of our eaters wanted it without.

dutch oven dump cake with soda

Place lid on dutch oven, cover with coals and bake for 20-25 minutes depending on your heat.

Use your nose to test for doneness. We could really smell a strong baking smell and when we pulled it around 23 minutes. It turned out perfectly!

If you can smell a burning smell, then you’ve baked it too long.

The filling was really hot, but that didn’t stop everyone from devouring it.

This is NOT a posed photo below. It was so delicious that we were practically fighting over it.

Yummier than made in a conventional oven!

Dutch Oven Pineapple Dump Cake

A classic dump cake is made with a can of crushed pineapple. We tried using a full can of both pie filling and crushed pineapple and discovered that it was too wet for the cake to cook properly.

If you want to include it, just use a half of a can of crushed pineapple and half of a can of cherry pie filling.
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Yield: 12 servings

Dutch Oven Dump Cake

Dutch Oven Dump Cake

Enjoy a classic dump cake made in a Dutch oven while camping.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • Can of cherry pie filling or half can of cherry pie filling and half can of crushed pineapple
  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • Can of Lemon-Lime Soda
  • optional: Chopped Pecans

Instructions

  1. Create hot coals for the dutch oven.
  2. Line the dutch oven with foil and spray with some cooking spray.
  3. Dump the pie filling or half pie filling and half crushed pineapple into the bottom of the dutch oven.
  4. Mix the cake mix & soda together in another bowl and pour over the cherry filling.
  5. If desired, sprinkle the pecans on top.
  6. Place lid on dutch oven, cover with coals, and bake for 20-25 minutes depending on your heat.
  7. Use your nose to test for done-ness. We baked ours 23 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 334Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 335mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 3g

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Rhianna

Monday 18th of May 2020

Would it work, and taste, okay to substitute the cherry filling with apple pie filling?

Let's Camp S'more

Wednesday 20th of May 2020

Yes! Although I would not add pineapple to apple.

Bev

Saturday 14th of December 2019

Can you bake this in regular oven?

Let's Camp S'more

Saturday 4th of January 2020

Yes. I recommend a 350-degree oven for 40-50 minutes, although you might have to adjust slightly for your oven or altitude.

ScoutMom

Wednesday 14th of August 2019

How many coals on top and bottom? What size can for the filling?

Let's Camp S'more

Friday 16th of August 2019

21 oz can of filling. We typically do 6-8 coals below and 12-15 on top.

Emily

Saturday 15th of June 2019

When you mix the cake mix -do you need the oil and eggs too? Or just mix it with the soda and pour mixture over fruit filling?

letscampsmore

Saturday 15th of June 2019

No oil or eggs. :)

Bonnie Tuttle

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

What size D.O. and temp. please.

letscampsmore

Sunday 2nd of June 2019

I think ours is an 8 quart. Usually around 350 degrees.