How to Cook a Cake Over a Campfire

Individual cakes are fun and simple to cook over a campfire.
Individual cakes are fun and simple to cook over a campfire. (Image: Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Camping is an inexpensive way to enjoy the outdoors. Cooking over a campfire is practical, and affords the opportunity to prepare foods in a different manner than normal. Most foods cooked at home can be prepared over a campfire. A little creativity -- and willingness to try new things -- is all that's required to bake cake over a campfire.

Things You'll Need

  • Charcoal briquettes
  • Matches
  • Knife
  • 6 oranges
  • Grapefruit spoon
  • Mixing bowl
  • 8 oz. yellow cake mix
  • Spoon
  • Aluminum foil
  • Grilling fork and spatula
  • Plate

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Lay a mound of charcoal briquettes in your campfire pit. Approximately 30 charcoal briquettes are enough to cook a small meal and bake a cake. Light the charcoal with a match; allow it to burn until the briquettes turn gray.

Charcoal briquettes provide heat to cook and bake food evenly over a campfire.
Charcoal briquettes provide heat to cook and bake food evenly over a campfire. (Image: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Slice the tops off of six oranges to create lids. Set the orange lids aside. Scrape out the inside of the oranges with a grapefruit spoon.

Pour 8 oz. of yellow cake-mix in the mixing bowl. Add the amount of water specified on the cake-mix package. Stir the ingredients to form the cake batter.

Fill the empty orange peels halfway-full with cake batter. Place the orange-peel lid on top of the orange. Wrap aluminum foil around the batter-filled orange to protect the peel from burning.

Set the foil-wrapped oranges in the coals; allow them to bake for 20 minutes. Remove each orange with the grilling fork and spatula. Allow it to cool on a plate for 5 to 10 minutes before unwrapping the aluminum foil. Discard the orange peel lid. Eat the individual cakes directly out of the orange peel.

Tips & Warnings

  • Save the orange fruit to serve alongside the cake.

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