Black Forest Cake in a Dutch Oven

In the Southwest, cooking over an open campfire is a way of life.  Barbeque, beans, potatoes and bread, but what about dessert?  Yes, it can be done!!!

 Black Forest Cake in a Dutch Oven

12″ Dutch Oven lined with heavy duty aluminum foil
1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
Ingredients to prepare the cake mix [on the back of the box] (usually just eggs, veg. oil, and water)
1 can cherry pie filling
1 can aerosol whipped cream or tub of Cool Whip (Optional)

Prepare the cake mix, stir until all the ingredients are well blended. Pour the cake mix into the Dutch Oven. Gently spoon the cherry pie filling ON TOP of the cake mix. (DO NOT stir the pie filling into the cake mix.)

It should be done in about 30-35 minutes. Test with a knife (Stick the knife into the cake, vertically, and remove — IF the knife is clean the cake is done; if the knife is gooey with cake mix, let it bake longer.)

When done, remove it from the coals and let it cool a few minutes. Serve while warm with whipped cream or Cool Whip (if desired).

One thought on “Black Forest Cake in a Dutch Oven

  1. Lisa Wilmarth

    Did this black forest cake in a dutch oven last year at a christian women’s retreat, it was a BIG hit. Thanks for sharing it.


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