How to Make Campfire Cakes

Have your cake and eat it too, while you are camping! Here are two fun ways to make cake over a campfire.

Campfire Orange "Cup" Cakes

This is an easy idea to use on your next camping trip. Bring along an orange for each person, cut in half and eat it for lunch or a snack by scooping out the flesh with a spoon. Try to keep the half orange peels intact.  This will leave the peel in a cup shape.

Mix cake together according to cake mix directions. (I used a spice cake which tasted great with the orange flavor) We mixed ours in a ziploc bag since we were camping it was easier this way. Either use your baggie, a jar or empty can you might have available and pour cake batter into each orange peel.  Wrap up in tin foil.

Place in campfire coals and bake about 10 minutes or until cake is cooked through.

 Unwrap and eat up!

Cake in a Can

Tin cans-one per person, clean, spray with cooking spray
cake mix in a box
long tongs to retrieve cans

Buy a box of instant cake mix of favorite flavor, mix up batter as directed, fill used clean, soup cans 3/4 full and place in fire with tinfoil over can or lid of can on top. Bake until toothpick, or skewer comes out clean.

When done, take off foil or lid and tip upside down, cake usually falls out, or run knife along edge in can and that will work. You could also let cool, and eat right out of can, with jam, syrup, or packaged icing.
Enjoy reusing tin cans!

What do you like to cook when you are camping?

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