Here is an easy apple cinnamon cake recipe made in the dutch oven with a muffin mix and apple sauce. While it makes a great dessert, it would be perfect for breakfast too!
Back in June, we had a big camping trip to Colorado for 18 days. I guess it’s more glamping as we have a pop-up trailer. We might not have been sleeping on the ground but we had our fair share of pit potties, bugs, and no electricity. I want to share some of our campfire recipes. First is Apple Cinnamon Cake made in the dutch oven.
Dutch Oven Apple Cinnamon Cake
Apple Cinnamon Muffin/Cake Mix (I got ours at Aldi)
Cup of Apple Sauce
Create hot coals for the dutch oven.
Line the dutch oven with foil and spray with some cooking spray.
In a separate bowl, mix the muffin mix, applesauce, and egg together.
Pour the mixed cake batter into the foil lined dutch oven.
Our cake mix came with some crumb topping, which I sprinkled on top.
Place lid on dutch oven, cover with coals, and bake for 20-28 minutes depending on your heat. We usually use our noses to know when to test for doneness. We could really smell a strong baking smell and when we pulled it out at 25 minutes it was burned along the bottom! Too much heat on the bottom. We still devoured it. It was moist and yummy.
The dutch oven we used has a 10 stamped on it. Last summer we used a 12 and really had issues with getting things to cook. We have joined custody of these dutch ovens with some friends of ours, but I would recommend a 10 for anyone who wants to buy one. Dutch oven recipes can also be done in the regular oven! Have you ever used a dutch oven? What is your favorite recipe? Get the full instructions on our camping blog.