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 Dessert - Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Another very popular Dutch oven dessert is the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 3 eggs
- ⅓ cup oil
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 can sliced pineapple rings (you'll need about 8 slices. Save the pineapple juice)
- 10 maraschino cherries
- Start by preheating your Dutch oven. Use about 10 coals underneath and 16 on top.
- Put the cake mix, oil, eggs, water, and juice from the pineapple in a bowl and mix, stirring until all of the lumps are gone.
- Melt the butter in the dutch oven.
- Add the brown sugar.
- Stir in with the butter until it is dissolved.
- Add the pineapple rings, spacing evenly along the bottom of the Dutch oven. I usually put 7 around the outside, and 1 in the middle of the Dutch oven.
- Put the dutch oven lid on and put back on the coals for about 30 minutes.
- Check to make sure the cake is done (toothpick comes out clean).
- The cake may shrink a little when it is done, but that's ok, because it will help you remove the cake upside down!
- When the cake is done, take the lid off and turn the Dutch oven over onto a plate or other serving dish. Put 1 maraschino cherry into the middle of each pineapple ring.
A Pineapple Upside-down cake is one of the classic, favorite easy Dutch oven desserts.
Dutch Oven Dessert - Chocolate Turtle Cake
- 1 pkg German Chocolate Cake mix
- 1⅓ c. water
- ½ c. vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 package caramels (14 oz)
- ½ c. evaporated low fat milk
- 1 cup minced pecans
- 1 (6 oz) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 c.)
- Line your Dutch oven with heavy foil, or use some strips of parchment paper that you lay across the bottom of the dutch oven, and up opposite sides (use 5-6 strips, spacing them around the dutch oven). This will help you remove the cake when it is done.
- Make the cake, using the mix, water, oil, and the eggs.
- Pour half of the batter in the Dutch oven and then cook over coals, with the lid on, until done, about 15-20 minutes (check to make sure it's done--toothpick comes out clean).
- While the cake is cooking, heat the caramels and evaporated milk in a sauce pan and melt. You can do this on the fire.
- When the first layer of cake is done, pour and spread the caramel mix over the warm cake in the dutch oven.
- Sprinkle the pecans and chocolate chips over the mixture and then spread the remaining cake batter on top of that.
- Cover with the lid, add 12 coals on top of the lid.
- Cook until done, about 15 minutes.
- This tastes great warm (with ice cream, it would be great!) but helps if you let it cool completely before you serve.
These are some great dutch oven recipes. Give them a try!
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