I first read about these campfire cakes here on this blog. The idea of baking a cake while on a camping trip seemed ultra messy, but also tasty and intriguing. Who doesn’t want to say while camping- care for some campfire cake?
The recipe seemed perfect for car camping, so I whipped up the batter before we left and ziplock bagged it.
Here is how it goes:
You open up one side of a thick skinned orange and scoop out the pulp
You pour in some instant cake batter mixture. Ya, know it comes from a box.
You pour in the cake batter close to the top of the orange
You wrap securely in tinfoil and place on hot campfire coals.
We ended up cooking it for a full 30-40 minutes because our coals weren’t so hot anymore.
Then you enjoy.
Here is what I think:
This is borderline highly messy for camping. Even with the prepared cake batter in a ziplock bag trick. The timing for the cakes is somewhat imperfect too. The blog I originally found the cakes on had bake time at 5-10 minutes whereas ours was easily 30 plus minutes. Most of the cake batter ended up on the outside of the orange. So be prepared to experiment with cook times.
But….the cakes were amazingly delicious and I would definitely try it again and work on perfecting the coals and temperature more.