There’s something about cooking over an open fire that makes food taste so much better and this cranberry cobbler dump cake is no exception. Cooking this cranberry cobbler dump cake over a
So what exactly is a dump cake and why is it such a perfect camping dessert? A dump cake gets its name for the way it’s prepared. You just “dump” all the ingredients together and it’s ready to cook! The simplicity of this recipe plus the fact that it only contains three ingredients means that you can quickly and easily throw it together. Which is just the type of recipe you want after a long day of
Most dump cake recipes use cherry or peaches but I think that the tartness of the cranberries and the sweetness of the yellow cake balances each other out really well and make for an amazing flavor combination.
I like to make this dump cake after dinners done and cleaned up so I can relax around the fire and enjoy a glass of wine while it’s cooking.
You can make this dump cake in either a dutch oven or a cast-iron skillet. If you’re using a skillet just make sure that you have a lid to cover it. A cast-iron skillet and a dutch oven are two absolute
When making this cranberry cobbler dump cake I HIGHLY recommend that you use either a dutch oven liner like these Parchment Paper Dutch Oven Liners or make your own out of parchment paper. Using a liner makes clean up super simple. All you need to do is throw away the liner and wipe down the dutch oven or skillet. Without a liner, cleanup takes much longer which is the very last thing you want to do in the dark at the end of a long day.
To make this cranberry cobbler dump cake you’ll only need three ingredients, boxed yellow cake mix, 3 – 14oz cans of whole berry cranberry sauce, and a stick of butter. Put the liner in your skillet/dutch oven then add the cranberry sauce, use a fork to mix the cranberry sauce and create an even layer. Next, sprinkle on the cake mix making sure to cover all the cranberry sauce as evenly as possible. Lastly cut the butter into thin slices and place through out the top of the cake. And that it!
Place a lid on the skillet/dutch-oven, put it over the fire and let it cook until the top starts to get golden brown. Since every campfire is different the cook times will vary, but generally it should be ready in around 45 minutes.
If you don’t have a camping trip coming up you don’t have to miss out on this delicious recipe. You can easily make it at home. Use a baking dish instead of a skillet, set your oven to 350 degrees and bake for 1 hour.
Campfire Cranberry Cobbler Dump Cake
- 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
- 3 14oz Cans Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
- 1/2 Stick Butter
Line the skillet or dutch oven
Add cranberry sauce
Use a fork to mix the cranberry sauce and create an even layer
Carefully sprinkle cake mix evenly over cranberries
Cut the butter into thin slices and place on top of the cake mix, make sure the butter is evenly distributed
Put lid on your skillet or dutch oven and place over the fire for 45 minutes