Summer time to me means camping – spending time in the great outdoors. And here in Utah, there are so many amazing places to go and beautiful sites to see. But ever since I was a kid, one thing I always got excited about when we camped was the food. Camping food was always so exciting to me. (Plus, as a kid, that was the only time we really got to eat junk food!!)
I spent some time this past holiday weekend camping in the mountains with my family. When we did food assignments, I was excited to be given dessert to make, and I knew the dutch oven was going to get used!! Both of these desserts were a hit and we almost polished them both off! These would even be fun to do in the backyard – camping or not!
1 chocolate cake mix, plus the ingredients called for on the back of the box (oil, water, eggs)
1 can cherry pie filling
1 stick of butter
Mix the cake mix according to the package directions.
Set the dutch oven on top of 12-14 charcoal briquettes. Melt the butter in the dutch oven. Pour the cake mix on top of the melted butter, then pour the pie filling in the center of the cake mix. Do not mix.
Cover the dutch oven and place 12-14 charcoal briquettes on top. Cook for about 40 minutes, or until the cake is cooked through. Serve with whipped topping, if desired.
2 cake mixes
2 cans pie filling
2 tablespoons butter
12 oz. lemon lime soda
Set the dutch oven on top of 12-14 charcoal briquettes. Melt the butter in the dutch oven. Pour in both cans of pie filling. Sprinkle the cake mixes on top and gently swirl the cake mixes and pie filling together. Pour the soda over the top – do not mix.
Cover the dutch oven and place 12-14 charcoal briquettes on top. Cook for about 1 hour.