Can You Make Dessert in a Dutch Oven?
Absolutely! Dutch ovens are very versatile. You can bake your favorite desserts with a Dutch oven even when you’re outdoors and camping. Some favorite Dutch oven desserts include cobblers, cakes, and crisps.
Feed a Large Group with Dutch Oven Desserts
Depending on the size of your Dutch oven, you can feed quite a few people with them. The list of desserts below are great for large groups. If you are camping with others and are making dessert, we definitely recommend these Dutch oven recipes. You can even double-up if needed.
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Tips for Making Dutch Oven Desserts While Camping
Some Dutch oven desserts are very simple and don’t need a lot of prep work. Others are more complicated. There are a few things you can do to make cooking desserts in a Dutch oven easier:
- Use a good temperature chart like this to cook your dessert correctly.
- Print out the recipes you will be using in case you don’t have cell service to look them up later.
- Prep ingredients ahead of time. You can chop, measure, and prepare a lot of ingredients ahead of time. If you need to mix and measure dry ingredients for a cake, do that at home and combine them in a Ziplock bag or container instead of bringing individual ingredients.
- Use Dutch oven liners to keep your clean up to a minimum.
- Invest in a quality Dutch oven that will hold up to hot coals and cook your food evenly.
30 of the Best Dutch Oven Camping Desserts
Cobbler is a classic Dutch oven dessert go-to. This recipe is gluten-free and easy to make. You can use fresh, canned, or frozen peaches in this recipe making it perfect for any time of year. This recipe is perfect for feeding a group of people on your camping trip.
This delicious combination of brownies and cookies (hence the name brookies) is made in a disposable pan inside of your Dutch oven, making cleanup a breeze. The recipe yields 6 servings and will satisfy your chocolate cravings.
Apple crisp is a personal favorite. Where better to enjoy it than the outdoors? You can easily make this recipe while camping using a Dutch oven. Kelly guides you on which apples are best for this crisp recipe and offers a range of ingredient substitution options.
This easy recipe makes one giant cinnamon roll that feeds 8 people! Back this cinnamon roll on top of aluminum foil in your Dutch oven to make cleanup a breeze.
We LOVE this take on s’mores for your next camping trip. This dip is easily made in a Dutch oven. You can use traditional graham crackers to scoop the dip. Or you can try different scoops such as apple slices, animal crackers, or rice Krispy treats. No more roasting individual marshmallows and dropping them in the fire!
Bake this yummy cake right next to your campfire. This recipe calls for cocoa and chocolate chips, making it double-chocolatey. There are directions for what to prep at home to make this recipe even easier to bake at camp.
Biscuit dough tops a blueberry mixture to make this delicious camping-friendly recipe. This dessert is similar to a cobbler and can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries. This recipe is certain to be a crowd-pleaser.
This dump cake is easily made in the Dutch oven and will be sure to please your fellow campers. Chocolate and cherries are a perfect pair and will compliment a night around the fire. Dump cakes are perfect for outdoor baking. You literally just dump the ingredients in so there is no complicated, messy prep work.
Cinnamon and apples are always a winning combination. Bake them in a cake beside your campfire and you have an amazing dessert. This cake recipe serves eight and is perfect for fall camping. Measure out your ingredients before you leave for camp to make this quicker to throw together.
Pineapple upside-down cake mixes pineapple with cake and caramel leaving you with a sweet and satisfying dessert. This is a step-by-step, fool-proof recipe that results in the perfect cake. This camping dessert gives you 16 servings making it perfect for a large group.
The name of this recipe is a mouth-full and combines cinnamon roll, bourbon, and peach for a delicious cobbler. This is far from your regular cobbler recipe. The recipe is rated at a medium difficulty and serves 5-7 people.
Use your Dutch oven to whip up this delightful zucchini bread. This is a perfect way to use up any extra zucchini you might have grown in your garden. Use this recipe for an easy camping dessert or snack.
13. Bread Pudding
If you are stuck with stale bread, make bread pudding! This recipe combines simple, pantry ingredients to make a dish that everyone will love.
This tutorial will help you make any pie recipe in your Dutch oven while camping. Check out these pro tips for delicious campfire pie for your next outdoor trip.
Step away from your traditional cobbler and try this one that combines the flavors of peach and raspberry. The fruit filling of this recipe is topped with yellow cake mix and is really easy to make. Add this to your camping recipe list!
This camping cake uses devil’s food cake mix, instant pudding, peanut butter and Reece’s. It’s hard to beat chocolate and peanut butter together. This is an easy recipe to make while camping. Diana recommends using a dutch oven liner for easy clean up.
This recipe gives you the prep instructions to follow at home to make this recipe easy to put together while camping. Mix the dry ingredients for the cake and the “mud” in separate bags to use once you’re fireside. Mississippi mud cake comes in two layers. The first is a cake mix. The second is a mix of chocolate, cinnamon, and pecans. You’ll get 6 delicious servings from this recipe.
These delectable Dutch oven cakes are easy to make and bake in only 10 minutes. You can make the batter ahead of time and simply pour it into cupcake liners and bake. This recipe makes 12 individual servings that are super easy to serve to camp guests. No extra dishes needed.
Dump cakes are great for camping because they are so easy to put together, but you wouldn’t know that from the taste. Cherry pie filling, devil’s food cake mix, and Dr. Pepper, and butter are used in this camp-friendly recipe.
Here is another super easy dump cake that is perfect for camping. Just four ingredients are used to make this lemon blueberry cake that yields 12 servings. This is a great recipe to use if it’s your night to make dessert for your camping group.
Think you can’t enjoy red velvet while camping? Think again! These red velvet rolls are easy to put together in your Dutch oven. This recipe makes 9 rolls.
S’mores plus brownies equals camping dessert perfection. Pecans, graham crackers, and marshmallows are combined with prepared brownie mix for this delicious dessert. Kim has more pro Dutch oven cooking tips along with this easy-to-follow recipe.
23. Dutch Baby
This budget-friendly recipe is great for camping. You get a pancake-like dessert with fruit toppings that everyone will love. There are 6 servings, and you can mix your dry ingredients at home to make cooking easier later on.
24. Pumpkin Pie Cake
This pumpkin pie cake is sponge cake layered on top of a baked pumpkin pie. The ingredients are simple and perfect for fall camping. The pecans are a noteworthy addition to this Dutch oven dessert that will have your campers coming back for seconds.
Satisfy your chocolate cravings with these easy-to-make cupcakes. Use a disposable aluminum cupcake tray to bake these in to minimize clean up.
Who says you can’t have gourmet desserts when you are camping? Make this delicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting right in your Dutch oven! This recipe is easy enough to make while camping but you can even prep some of the ingredients, such as the grated carrots, ahead of time. Kim states that you can use pre-shredded carrots as well. Carrot cake is a classic favorite and is easy to add into your camping dessert rotation.
Cinnamon rolls plus apples plus graham cracker crumbs. That’s all we need to say about this one.
This dessert recipe is another Dutch oven classic. You really can’t go wrong with cobbler while camping. The recipe even notates which ingredients you can prepare at home to make cooking even easier. We love that this recipe calls for fresh blueberries as there are few better things to add to a dessert dish.
You can’t ever go wrong with a classic cheesecake. This recipe is surprisingly easy to make by the fire. PLUS, you end up with 2 cheesecakes from this recipe.
This super easy recipe only has 3 main ingredients that you can top off with whipped cream at the finish. Cherry pie filling, lemon-lime soda, and yellow cake mix are used in this Dutch oven recipe.
Dutch Oven Desserts
You can’t go wrong making a Dutch oven dessert while camping. Which camping desserts are your favorites? Will you be making any of these new recipes on your next trip?
Looking for Dutch oven meals that you can make on your next camping trip? Check out our list of the 40 best Dutch oven meals.