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Strawberry Cheesecake Cake Recipe

Create a Strawberry Cheesecake Cake in your Dutch oven on your next camping getaway. This easy dump cake is made with five simple ingredients.

Strawberry Cheesecake Cake Recipe in a Dutch Oven

A Dutch Oven is a great way to bake while camping. Food is prepared outside, which eliminates the need to heat up an RV oven.

Food cooked in cast iron tastes better. It takes ordinary ingredients to extraordinary.

We love stacking Dutch ovens and cooking the main dish and dessert at the same time.

Dutch Oven Strawberry Cheesecake Cake

Do you love cheesecake? This cake has more of the consistency of a cobbler with a rich cake-like top over a berry sauce.

This dump cake camping recipe is fun and easy to prepare. It will take around 90 minutes, so plan accordingly because it tastes best served warm.

Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake Ingredients

This easy camping cake calls for the following ingredients:

  • strawberries
  • cream cheese
  • strawberry cake mix
  • sparkling water or soda
  • butter

I used strawberry sparkling water. Strawberry or lemon-lime soda pop are great choices, too.

Strawberry Cheesecake Cake Ingredients

Other supplies include charcoal, a Dutch oven, and a DO liner.

Dutch Oven Dump Cake Tip
Carbonated soda or sparkling water is key in this recipe as the carbon dioxide bubbles act as the leavening agent to make the cake rise.

Dutch Oven Dump Desserts made with chocolate box mixes include Brownies, Cherry Chocolate Lava Cake, Turtle Lava Cake, and S’more Dump Cake.

Fresh Strawberries Cream Cheese Dump Cake in a Dutch Oven

How to Make Strawberry Cheesecake While Camping

I love dumping ingredients into a pot and getting something delicious. This is one of those recipes. The steps are:

  1. Light and prepare 25+ charcoal briquettes, which serve as the heat source for the Dutch oven.
  2. Line the Dutch oven. This makes for easy cleanup. Buy or make your own.
  3. Wash the strawberries. Cut off the stems and cut each in half.
  4. Put the berries in the bottom of your lined Dutch oven.
  5. Cut the cream cheese into small pieces and scatter on top of the fruit. Freezing the block ahead of time will cut down on mess.
  6. Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the fruit and cream cheese.
  7. Slowly pour 12 oz of carbonated liquid on top, making sure to cover the cake mix.
  8. Cut the stick of butter into small pieces. Scatter the pieces on top of the cake mix.
  9. Place the lid on the Dutch oven.
  10. Make a small circle with eight pieces of charcoal. Put the oven over the circle.
  11. Place 17 coals on the lid of the pot.
  12. Bake the cake for 50-60 minutes, rotating the lid and the pot a ¼-turn in opposite directions every 15 minutes.
  13. Serve the cake warm. Optional: top with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.

Strawberries Cheesecake Cake in a Dutch Oven

This recipe can be adapted by substituting strawberries with your favorite berries or cherries. A yellow cake mix can be used instead of strawberry-flavored.

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Yield: 12 servings

Dutch Oven Strawberry Cheesecake Cake

Strawberry Dump Cake Camping Recipe in a Dutch Oven

This Strawberry Cheesecake Cake is an easy Dump Cake to make while camping or at home using strawberries & a cake mix.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 1 block of cream cheese
  • 1 strawberry cake mix
  • 12 oz sparkling water or soda
  • ½ cup (1 stick) of butter

Instructions

  1. Light and prepare 25+ pieces of charcoal to heat your Dutch oven.
  2. Line the Dutch oven.
  3. Wash, destem, and cut the strawberries half. Place them in the bottom of the lined pot.
  4. Layer the fruit with cut-up pieces of cream cheese.
  5. Sprinkle the cake mix over the fruit and cream cheese.
  6. Slowly pour 12 oz of the carbonated liquid on top, making sure to cover the cake mix.
  7. Cut the butter into small pieces and scatter on top of the cake mix.
  8. Put the lid on the Dutch oven.
  9. Place eight pieces of charcoal in a small circle. Place the cast-iron oven over the circle.
  10. Spread out 17 pieces of charcoal on top of the lid of the Dutch oven.
  11. Bake the cake for 50-60 minutes, rotating the lid and the pot a ¼-turn in opposite directions every 15 minutes.
  12. Serve warm. Optional: top with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.

Notes

Freezing the block of cream cheese will make cutting easier.

I used strawberry sparkling water, but strawberry or lemon-lime soda pop are great choices, too.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84

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