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Easy Dutch Oven Cake

Easy Dutch Oven Cake – Only 3 Ingredients!

Cooking in a Dutch oven has easily become one of my favorite things to do while camping and while at home. This cake is so easy and you only need 3 ingredients and a Dutch oven.

This weekend I went camping with some great friends at Dinosaur Valley State Park. I try and volunteer as much as I can with Texas Outdoor Family because I learn so many great tips and tricks for camping. Before I met the rangers, I honestly had no idea how to start a good fire, cook in a Dutch oven, or do many outdoorsy things.

Additionally, I’ve made green chicken chile enchiladas, Shepard’s pie, chili and cornbread, and delicious, easy cakes using Ranger Cassie’s recipe!

This past weekend, we made a Dutch oven cake using marble cake mix, Sprite, and strawberry filling. Forgot to take pictures, sorry! We made the cakes in the pictures a year ago during the Dinosaur Valley trip and we have made other variations since then!

This recipe is so simple and yummy, you’ll have to try it in your backyard or on your next camping trip!

Want to bake this Dutch oven cake at home?

Just follow the same directions, mix it in a cake pan, and pop it in the oven! Delicious cake in minutes.

Camping Directions


1 box cake mix (any flavor)

1 12oz can soda (any flavor)

1 can pie filling (any flavor)

1 Dutch Oven

1 pair tongs

1 pair leather gloves

Charcoal briquettes

Can opener

Serving/Mixing spoon




  1. First, start your charcoal and get it red hot. You may see that it becomes ashy. That’s no problem, it’ll be extremely hot, so take care if you have