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Dutch Oven Lemon Strawberry Cobbler

This recipe for Lemon Strawberry Cobbler made in a Dutch Oven is perfect for camping or at home. Using fresh strawberries and cake mix creates a delicious and easy dessert.

Dutch Oven Strawberry Dump Cake close up

We enjoy using a Dutch Oven while camping because it allows for cooking outside, and food tastes better prepared in cast iron.

Sometimes, we stack Dutch ovens, allowing us to cook dinner and dessert simultaneously. That is what we did when we created this fruity cobbler.

Lemon Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

This camping dessert recipe is fun and easy to prepare. We suggest eating it warm.

This combination of fresh berries and a lemon cake mix creates a sweet sauce topped with a thick-crusted cake.

You will enjoy Dutch Oven Strawberry Cheesecake and Dutch Oven Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake.

Strawberry Lemon Dump Cake Ingredients

This simple camping cake includes the following ingredients:

  • strawberries
  • vanilla pudding mix
  • lemon cake mix
  • sparkling water or soda
  • butter

I used sparkling water, but a lemon-lime soda works just as well.

Dutch Oven Strawberry Lemon Cobbler Ingredients

You also need charcoal, a Dutch oven, and a Dutch Oven liner.

Dutch Oven Dump Cake Tip
Try to get all of the cake mix covered with soda or butter; otherwise, you get powdery spots.

Lemon Strawberry Cobbler in a Dutch Oven with a serving on a plate

How to Make Lemon Strawberry Cobbler With Cake Mix

This is another dump-and-bake Dutch oven recipe. The easy steps are:

  1. Prepare 25+ charcoal briquettes.
  2. Line the bottom of your Dutch oven. Buy them or make your own.
  3. Wash the strawberries and cut each in half.
  4. Put the strawberries in the bottom of your lined Dutch oven.
  5. Cut the stick of butter into small pieces and place half over the strawberries.
  6. Mix the dry pudding with the dry cake mix.
  7. Sprinkle that cake mixture evenly over the strawberries.
  8. Scatter the rest of the butter over the cake mix.
  9. Slowly pour 12-16 oz of carbonated liquid on top, covering the powdery mix.
  10. Cover the Dutch oven.
  11. Put the oven over a small circle of eight pieces of prepared charcoal.
  12. Place 17 coals on the lid of the Dutch oven.
  13. Bake the cake for 45-60 minutes. Rotate the lid and the pot a quarter turn in opposite directions every 15 minutes.
  14. Serve the cobbler warm. Optional: top with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.

Serving of Lemon Strawberry Cobbler

The strawberries in this recipe can be substituted with your different berries or cherries. For depth of flavor, lemon pudding mix can be used.

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Yield: 12 servings

Dutch Oven Strawberry Lemon Cobbler

Dutch Oven with Strawberry Cake

This Dutch Oven Lemon Strawberry Cobbler recipe is perfect for camping, but can also be made at home. Fresh strawberries and cake mix create a delicious and easy dessert.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 1 lemon cake mix
  • 1 box vanilla instant pudding (3.4 oz)
  • 12-16 oz sparkling water or soda
  • ½ cup (1 stick) of butter

Instructions

  1. Light 25+ charcoal briquettes for the oven.
  2. Line the bottom of the Dutch oven.
  3. Wash the strawberries and cut each in half.
  4. Put the strawberries in the bottom of the lined oven.
  5. Cut the stick of butter into small pieces. Place half over the berries.
  6. Dump the dry pudding into the dry cake mix pouch and mix.
  7. Sprinkle that cake mixture evenly over the fruit.
  8. Scatter the rest of the butter on top of the cake mix.
  9. Slowly pour 12-16 oz of carbonated soda or water over the powdery cake mix, covering it all.
  10. Cover the Dutch oven and place 17 coals on the flat lid.
  11. Place the oven over a small circle of eight pieces of charcoal.
  12. Bake the cake for 45-60 minutes, rotating the lid and the pot a quarter turn in opposite directions every 15 minutes.
  13. Serve the cobbler warm. Optional: top with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206

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