Monday, August 24, 2009

Dutch Oven Cherry Chocolate Cake

This recipe comes from a dutch oven(DO) cooking class I took at Kirkhams a few months ago. It's really simple and quick to throw together and can be made up camping in the DO or at home.

Take a chocolate box cake mix and make it according to the directions on the back. Pour the batter into a DO and top it with small cubed pieces of cream cheese. Bake it in the DO at 350 for around 25 to 30 minutes, turning the DO a quarter turn every 7 minutes. You know the cake is done when it starts to pull away from the sides of the pan. Don't overcook! Invert the cake onto the lid of the DO and let cool. Once cool, split the cake in half and pour half of a can of cherry pie filling into the middle (pictured below).

Top with the second half of the cake. Frost with whipped chocolate frosting and top with remaining cherries. If you don't want to go to the trouble of filling the cake, just frost it whole once it's cooled and pour the cherry filling on top.I'm not usually a fan of fruit and chocolate, but this cake is delicious! The cherries really just add sweetness and moisture. This is a great dessert for camping.


luvs to eat cake said...

YUMM O !!!! Very moist. Great frosting. I'm not a fan of fruit and choco either, but man, that was some delicious deliciousness.

Rockport in September. What would you like to make?

Bake-A-Holic said...

Peach Cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream or a nectarine tart??


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