Three Easy Dutch Oven Desserts

Dutch oven desserts are one of my favorite Dutch oven dishes.  Luckily, they are also one of the easiest dishes to cook in your Dutch oven. There are many dutch oven desserts, but here are three Dutch oven desserts that are especially easy.

Dutch Oven Dessert - Dutch Oven Cherry Cobbler

Dutch oven cobblers are legendary!  This one is no exception.  It is so simple to cook but is so delicious--your guests will love it.  See my recipe for Dutch Oven Cherry Cobbler.


Dutch Oven Cherry Cobbler


Dutch Oven Dessert - Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Another very popular classic Dutch oven dessert is the Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.  Like cobbler, it is super easy to do, except for the flip at the end.  Practice with the Dutch oven and your serving plate ahead of time, and find a method where you can confidently flip and you'll be fine.  See Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside-Down Cake for my recipe, original flip disaster, and the great result of my second try.

Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside-Down Cake



Dutch Oven Dessert - Chocolate Turtle Cake

Finally, this is one of my favorites.  It takes just a bit more effort than the cobbler or upside-down cake, but the results are fabulous.  This cake is a layered cake where you cook half of the batter first, add some chocolate chips, caramel sauce and then the second layer of batter and then top it off with a caramel sauce.  Scrumptious, gourmet, and unbelievably delicious.  But still pretty easy to do.  See Dutch Oven Chocolate Turtle Cake - My Best One Yet for the directions.

Dutch Oven Chocolate Turtle Cake


These are some great dutch oven recipes. Give them a try!


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    • Rebecca Atkin on August 2, 2010 at 8:03 pm
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    I tried your chocolate turtle recipe twice and both times it flopped. Are you sure all the ingredients are there and that they are all right? The first time I decided there was way to much soda so the second time I did it exactly the same only I only put in 1/2 tsp soda and it still turned out as a bubbly, liquid goo instead of a cake. It sounds delicious but I think there must be something missing of something else with the wrong proportions. If possible please email me and let me know what was wrong with the recipe. I would love to try it again if it will actually turn out like a cake.

  1. Hmmm, that’s interesting. And now that I look at it, it’s definitely not 1/2 cup of baking soda It’s been a while since I tried it, so I will try and do so soon and let you know. Sorry about that. I’ll let you know (and update if necessary).

    • Becky on August 6, 2010 at 9:34 pm
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    I’ve never used anywhere near 1/2 cup of baking soda for any recipe, so I knew that must be an error. I improvised and used 1 Tbs. baking soda. I also didn’t feel that there needed to be so many marshmallows, so I actually only used 1/4 of a bag. When trying to cook it we had some mishaps, and didn’t get to keep it on consistent heat, so I’m not too sure what the end result would have been as of yet. We will continue to try in the future though because the flavor was wonderful–if you can get past the fact that it’s more pudding-like than anything. Next time we will probably cut the butter amount down to 1 stick instead of two, as well as lessen the brown-sugar to a 1/2 cup to try to have it set up a little better. Overall, I thought this recipe was a good starting point, but definitely not ok as is.

    1. Yep, I agree, never used 1/2 cup of baking soda either. I’m trying to dig through my stuff I see what I entered wrong.

    2. You know it’s also interesting that, even though I’ve had that recipe up for quite awhile, I’ve only had a comment about a problem with it recently!

    • C H on October 6, 2010 at 8:26 am
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    Could it be 1/2 cup of soda pop (as in 7-up)?

    I was also wondering if there was a cooking time estimate!

    1. @C H No, it wasn’t soda pop.
      @Greg I’m going to work on this recipe this weekend and see if I can figure out what it was supposed to be and get this recipe updated.

    • Greg on October 13, 2010 at 9:42 pm
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    Did you figure out the turtle cake ?

  2. All right, I have updated this post with a different recipe for the chocolate turtle cake–tried it out tonight to make sure it was correct, it was delicious! I’m still working on the old one to see how to fix it, but this should be good for now!

    • Cindy on April 9, 2012 at 4:50 am
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    I was looking at the recipe for pineapple upside down cake and wondering what size dutch oven you were using. Mine would never allow 10 pineapple rings in the bottom.

    1. Cindy,
      I agree, I’m thinking that was with a fairly large dutch oven. I usually use a 12″ dutch oven and 10 won’t fit in mine either. The number should be 8 for a 12″ dutch oven. I’ve updated the recipe. Usually I put 7 around the outside and put the last ring in the middle.

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