My oldest son earned his cooking merit badge over the summer. Last weekend we put his dutch oven baking skills to the test as he prepared one of his favorites desserts he learned to bake. We call it Cherry Coke Camp Cake. It is a simple recipe with delicious results.
There are only four ingredients:
- Can/Bottle 12oz
- Chocolate Cake Mix
- Can of Cherries
- Chocolate Chips (optional)
I found a couple of casserole liners at Publix that fit into my 10 inch dutch oven perfectly. This was so helpful with clean up. As my son will tell you cleaning a dutch oven of hard, stuck on food is not a fun job. You can also find these liners on Amazon here, a tad bit cheaper.
I had my youngest grease the pan.
Next the ingredients are added. This is basically a “dump” cake, where all the ingredients are added without much effort.
Next put the lid on the dutch oven and add about 10-15 hot coals on top, depending on the size of your dutch oven.
In about a hour to hour and a half, your cake should be done.
I was expecting more of cake consistency with this camp dessert, but it’s more of a thick pudding. My son said that is the way it’s suppose to be.
Good luck if you give it a try!
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