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Dutch Oven Desserts to Make While Camping: 15 Recipes

Whether you’re into camping or preparedness or just love cooking with cast iron, you’ll love these dutch oven desserts recipes. Some of the best dutch oven dessert recipes are often the simplest and that’s got me wanting to dish up some dessert in the backyard this summer. Our kids are crazy for sweet treats and not so crazy about playing outside (especially with heat or bugs) so I think we’ll use some of these dutch oven dessert recipes as an incentive. They already love it when we roast marshmallows so it’s got to work, right?

Whether you're into camping or preparedness or just love cooking with cast iron, you'll love these dutch oven dessert recipes. Some of the best dutch oven desserts are often the simplest

15 Dutch Oven Dessert Recipes

  • Chocolate Cherry Lava Cake – With only 4 ingredients, this recipe is easy-breezy to layer in your dutch oven and enjoy an hour later. Use a dutch oven liner for easy cleanup
  • Dutch Oven Apple Dump Cake – Dutch oven desserts often follow a “dump and wait” formula and this dutch oven apple dump cake is no exception. Aluminum foil makes for easy cleanup in this case.
dutch oven dessert recipes
  • Blackberry Campfire Cobbler – Blackberry cobbler is my favorite summer dessert by far. Bonus points if you pick the berries yourself while you’re camping. You’re rusticating after all!
  • Dutch Oven Seven Layer Brownies – Gluten free dutch oven desserts are a little harder to come but this seven layer brownie recipe fits the bill. You know anything with sweetened condensed milk is going to be a treat.
Whether you're into camping or preparedness or just love cooking with cast iron, you'll love these dutch oven dessert recipes. Some of the best dutch oven desserts are often the simplest
dutch oven desserts

All of these dutch oven dessert recipes are almost making me want to go camping…almost. Glamping for sure and that’s pretty much the same thing, right? 😉

Chocolate Pudding Cake in a Dutch Oven

Check out our Smith Lake camping adventure while you’re here! It was hardly primitive, but we’re working on it. Maybe we’ll start with tent camping in the backyard and cooking up one of these delicious dutch oven dessert recipes. Then we’ll hopefully feel comfortable moving to an actual campsite. in the meantime, I can practice keeping everyone fed, right? Thank goodness for hot dogs and Jiffy Pop to go with our dutch oven desserts.

Update! We’ve since been on our first family tent camping adventure! We’re not quite of dutch oven desserts proficiency, but we did roast marshmallows and make campfire cones. We can’t wait to camp again so I’m thinking it must have gotten in our blood. Next thing you know we’ll be buying an RV.