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Dutch Oven Dump Cake

Awesome recipe. I have used it for years and it has never let me down. It is really easy to do.
Dutch Oven Dump Cake

Ingredients and Items

-       ¼ lb. (two sticks) butter
-       2 (16 oz.) cans of fruit pie filling and/or fruit of your choice
-       1 box cake mix (your choice)
-      ½ cup water
-       Dutch Oven 12” or bigger

Butter or oil (recommend olive oil) the inside and bottom of the lid of a Dutch oven (be generous).  Pour the pie filling/fruit in the Dutch oven.  "Dump" in the cake mix and spread evenly.  Add a small portion of butter on top and pour the water in.  Place lid on Dutch oven.

Coals:  Place Dutch oven in coals.  Shovel some coals on top of the lid. "Bake" for approximately 30-45 minutes.  Test the cake to see if it is done.  If necessary, place back on coals, checking every 10-15 minutes.  I like to use a Dutch Oven Cooking Trivet.  

Note:  Here is the Dutch Oven Cooking Trivet I have https://kentrollins.com/shop/Dutch-Oven-Cooking-Trivet-p520833302

Oven:   Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and bake at 375 degrees F for 30-45 minutes.


This recipe can be used with any combination of fruit and cake mixes.  Experiment and see what your favorite combination is.

Examples: Try cherries with chocolate cake, apples with yellow cake, peaches with white cake, the possibilities are endless.