Every year about 20 of us go on an annual camping trip. However, this year I am bringing along a surprise for the group. I have recently purchased a new Dutch oven for cooking an easy and different meal. A person can get tired of eating only hamburgers and hot dogs for a week. My oven comes with a complete, Dutch oven cookbook. As I was going through the cookbook, I found some truly fantastic recipes that I want to try. My favorite is the dump cake recipe. When I first read the name “dump” cake, I was not sure what I was expecting. I certainly was not expecting what the recipe produced.
The recipe was originally created to be cooked by kids. Therefore, making it lives up to its name. The dump cake rava recipes is quick and easy and can be made with two main ingredients in four easy steps.
Dump cake ingredients:
A can of your favorite fruit
A box of white cake mix
Non stick spray (optional)
Four easy steps:
Step 1 – open a can of fruit and empty it into the bottom of your Dutch oven. Do not forget to pack the can opener. You may also want to spray the oven with a non-stick spray. This will help keep the cake from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Step 2 – poor the box of white cake mix evenly over the fruit. If you desire, you can place slices of butter of top of the cake mix.
Step 3 – place your Dutch oven over the open coals and place some coals on top of the oven.
Step 4 – bake until the cake is golden brown and crust is formed around the edges.
Using a Dutch oven to cook your meals over an open fire takes some skill. You need to understand how and when adding and removing coals will affect the dish that you are cooking. You will want to practice using the oven to make sure you get the feel of how it handles temperature changes. Especially, when making the dump cake recipe. Burning the bottom will ruin the taste. That is the last thing you want while you are camping out.