Create this Dutch oven turtle lava cake on your next camping trip.
Here at Let’s Camp S’more, we like to create new camping desserts. This is an easy chocolate and caramel dump cake recipe that you will love.
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Dutch Oven Desserts
All of these recipes can be made out the campground or even at home in a cast iron pot in your oven. This is the enamel-coated cast iron Dutch oven we use at home.
Today, we have a new lava cake recipe for you. It incorporates chocolate, caramel, and pecans, so we call it a turtle lava cake.
This cake is made with five simple ingredients that are just dumped into the Dutch oven together.
Before you dump all of your ingredients into the pot, you need to prepare your charcoal. This is best done using a charcoal chimney.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to get the recipe instructions.
It is important to put more coals on the top of the Dutch oven and as opposed to the bottom. Otherwise, your caramel will burn like ours did the first time we made it.
This dessert was very yummy! Chocolate, caramel, and pecans go so well together!
Are you a fan of these flavors?
- One jar of caramel sauce
- One Devil's food cake mix
- One can of lemon lime soda
- One package of chocolate chips
- One cup of whole pecans
Prepare approximately 18 pieces of charcoal using the charcoal chimney.
Line a Dutch oven with a Dutch oven liner.
Pour the caramel sauce into the bottom of the Dutch oven.
Dump the cake mix on top of the caramel.
Slowly poor the soda over the cake mix.
Sprinkle the bag of chocolate chips on top of the cake mix.
Sprinkle the pecans on top of the chocolate chips.
Place the lid on your touch oven.
Place six pieces of charcoal in the circle underneath your Dutch oven
Please the remaining charcoal on the lid of your Dutch oven.
Baked for 40 to 60 minutes, using your nose as a guide. Be careful to not over bake!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 333mg Carbohydrates: 44g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 26g Protein: 3g