Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dutch Oven S'Mores Cake

This is a creation that I came up with for a dutch oven treat on a recent camping trip with my family. I call it Dutch Oven S'Mores Cake.

What you will need:

Dutch Oven, heavy duty foil, cooking spray, 1 or 2 devils food cake mixes, eggs as directed, oil as directed, water as directed, chocolate bars, mini marshmallows, graham crackers, and charcoal.

My 12" dutch oven took 27 charcoal briquets for 375 degree baking. 9 under the oven and 18 on top.

First light the number of charcoals you need. Allow at least 20 minutes for the charcoals to get nice and red.

While the charcoals are heating mix up your cake mix/es as directed. If camping use a wire whisk.

Line the dutch oven with heavy duty foil. Be careful to seal all seams well.

Spray the foil lined oven with cooking spray.

Dump one half of your cake mix batter into the oven. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the chunks of chocolate bar and 1/3 of the marshmallows. Add the remaining cake batter to the top. Place lid on top.

Spread charcoal evenly under the dutch oven 1/2 inch in on the edges. Do the same to the top of the oven according to the size of your dutch oven.

Allow to bake as directed on the cake mix box. I doubled mine and allowed an extra 10 minutes of baking. It was perfectly baked. (Turn dutch oven and the lid 1/4 turn every 15 minutes to avoid hot spots that may burn your cake.)

While the cake is baking prepare the s'more topping. Break up chocolate bars, graham crackers, and have your marshmallows ready.

When the cake is done remove the lid and sprinkle with the graham crackers first, second, the chocolate pieces, and the marshmallows on top.

Replace the lid, remove oven from the coals and remove the coals from the top of the lid.

Allow to sit about 10 more minutes so that your s'more ingredients turn into a gooey topping. The marshmallows will turn a golden brown.

Serve hot with ice cold milk! It was a winning recipe for my brood of 10 little grands and nine other adult campers. It was a really fun dutch oven dessert to make and eat around the campfire!

Note: I used one cellophane package of graham crackers, one bag of marshmallows, and three 4.4oz Hershey Milk Chocolate bars, and two cake mixes. Finding the chunks of melted chocolate and marshmallows in the cake were extra yummy!

Have you had any experience using a dutch oven? What is your favorite dutch oven recipe?


  1. Thanks for this yummy looking recipe. We will have to try it out our next family camping reunion!

  2. What a great idea. The marshmallow and chocolate look so good and take me back to my church girls camp days.