30+ Dutch Oven Desserts (Best Dutch Oven Camping Recipes!) that you can make for your next camping adventure. Drool-worthy desserts cooked outdoors in a dutch oven is a favorite past time. Share those desserts with family and friends, and that's living!
"For most of us, RV camping is a hobby and I think you'll find that using a dutch oven becomes just as addicting and a hobby all its own!" -Kori
What You'll Need To Make These Recipes
While each recipe is very specific about what you will need, in most cases you will need the following items:
- Cast Iron Dutch Oven Buy a good-sized one 11" to 12" or a 6 to 9 quart are most common. You want one that will work for most recipes - main dishes and desserts. You only want to carry one pan. Also, make sure you have a wire lift handle for getting the pot out of the fire. This one comes with one.
- Dutch Oven Liners, either aluminum or parchment (make sure you order the size that fits your pan)
- Plastic gallon storage bags in case you want to pre-prep some of the ingredients ahead of time.
- Whenever possible, pre-prep your ingredients in advance. For example, you can mix all your dry ingredients ahead of time and take in a gallon-sized plastic bag. This keeps you from packing too many ingredients, which take up valuable space!
- Double-check the recipe to make sure it will work with your size of dutch oven. If yours is too large, you may be able to use an insert of a smaller size and make it work!
30 of Our Favorite Dutch Oven Camping Dessert Recipes
Calling all dessert lovers! These campfire dessert recipes will make you very happy, and we've got everything from cookies to brownies, cakes, cheesecake, cobblers, cinnamon rolls, kettle corn, and more! Good stuff.
Here are 30 of our favorite dutch oven desserts for you to make on your next camping adventure:
Here are several cookies you can make either in a cast iron skillet or a dutch oven - enjoy!
Giant Oreo Skillet Cookie
Here's a super simple recipe from The Kitchen Magpie. This giant oreo skillet cookie is perfect for camping - just use premade cookie dough and oreo cookies from the store! Two ingredients, and you're on your way! 🙂 Recipe: Giant Oreo Skillet Cookie
Dutch Oven Chocolate Chip Cookies
YES! Fresh hot chocolate chip cookies baked over an open fire. How amazing does that sound? Fabulously Frugal suggests premixing the dough before you leave, and it will be ready whenever you are! Great idea! Recipe: Dutch Oven Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sugar Cookies Dutch Oven Recipe
These sugar cookies sound delicious! Dutch Oven Dudes gives instructions for various kinds of dutch ovens, so you should have perfect cookies no matter what you have, you should have perfect cookies! Recipe: Sugar Cookies Dutch Oven Recipe
"For a fun outdoor activity with kids, decorate these sugar cookies using premade frosting and sprinkles!" -Kori
S'Mores Cookie Cake
This is the best S'mores cookie cake. Seriously. Melissa from Polka Dot Chairs says, "This 10-minute dutch oven s’mores cake recipe is a fun spin on the classic s’more. It’s the perfect dutch oven camping dessert! I mean, who doesn’t love a good s’more’s recipe?" Recipe: S'mores Cookie Cake
Brownies are one of my favorite desserts. You just can't go wrong with chocolate and brownies as they bake up great in a dutch oven.
Dutch Oven Seven Layer Brownies
If you're a chocolate lover, you will go nuts over these seven-layer brownies from 50 Campfires. One layer of brownies would do it for me, but seven layers are even better! 🙂 With brownie mix, pecans, pretzels, toffee bits, and chocolate chips all make these brownies delectable! Recipe: Dutch Oven Seven Layer Brownies
Peanut Butter Brownies
Peanut butter and chocolate pair together perfectly! These peanut butter brownies from Dutch Oven Daddy are simple to make with a brownie mix and peanut butter cups. Recipe: Peanut Butter Brownies
As you will see, there are A LOT of dutch oven cake recipes out there! The hardest part is deciding which delicious one you're going to make. I say one for every camping trip! 🙂
Dutch Oven Dump Cake
This dump cake from I Heart Naptime can actually be made 4 ways - cherry, peach, apple, or blueberry AND can be made in a dutch oven, a 13 x 9 pan, a crockpot. Enjoy! Recipe: Dutch Oven Dump Cake
Dutch Oven Strawberry Shortcake
Can't you imagine making the strawberry shortcake at the peak of strawberry season? Better yet, gather your family and go strawberry picking, then come back to your campsite and make the recipe from Bite of Delight! Recipe: Dutch Oven Strawberry Shortcake
Chocolate Cherry Lava Cake
Chocolate and cherry were meant for each other, turn them into a lava cake, and I'm sold! This recipe from Let's Camp Smore is a must make. Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Lava Cake
Lemon Blueberry Dutch Baby
A classic dutch baby is typically made with just flour, water, eggs mixed and poured into a hot pan with melted butter. As it cooks, it puffs up like a giant puff pancake.
This lemon blueberry dutch baby from Whole and Heavenly Oven is a tasty twist on the original. This could work as a dessert or breakfast! Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Dutch Baby
Dutch Oven Chocolate Cake
Here's a classic chocolate cake from Sunset that I think you'll enjoy! Recipe: Dutch Oven Chocolate Cake
Upside Down Peach Cake
The perfect Summer recipe - Upside Down Peach Cake from A Bountiful Kitchen. Recipe: Upside down Peach Cake
Upside Down Pineapple Cake
Try this delicious Upside Down Pineapple Cake from The Good Hearted Woman and you'll be hooked! Recipe: Upside Down Pineapple Cake
Dutch Oven Banana Cake
Freshly baked banana cake (similar to banana bread) tastes amazing and smells delicious. A great idea from Fresh Off The Grid. Recipe: Dutch Oven Banana Cake
Mississippi Mud Cake
A tasty simple Mississippi cake recipe from Cooking Outdoors! Recipe: Mississippi Mud Cake
Dutch Oven Blueberry Dump Cake
Only 4 ingredients to make this blueberry dump cake from Mountain Kitchen - cake mix, can of blueberry pie filling, 7-up and butter. Voila, super EASY! Recipe: Dutch Oven Blueberry Dump Cake
Apple Dump Cake
Another 4 ingredient recipe, this one from Troop 2019 Fairport, NY. This dump calls for only apple pie filling, cake mix, cinnamon, and Sprite. The perfect Fall recipe to make while camping! Recipe: Apple Dump Cake
Dutch Oven Smores Cake
S'mores of any kind, go hand in hand with the outdoors. If you don't feel like making s'mores try this cake recipe from Living With Landyn. Recipe: Dutch Oven Smores Cake
Cobblers and Crisps
Cobblers and crisps have always seemed like a rustic dessert and total comfort food to me. They are literally the perfect dessert to bake in a dutch oven over an open fire - can't get any more rustic and comforting than that!
Apple cobbler is the quintessential dutch oven dessert. I can just imagine making this version from Fresh Off The Grid on a crisp, chilly fall camping trip....perfection. Recipe: Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler
Cherry and almond make this dutch oven cherry cobbler from Kent Rollins taste so delicious! I am making this next camping trip, and I'm bringing some pre-whipped cream to enjoy with it! Recipe: Cherry Cobbler Dutch Oven
A great berry cobbler option and so delicious when blackberries are in season! Everyone will love this recipe from Completely Delicious. Recipe: Dutch Oven Blackberry Cobbler
Cherry Grunt is an old-time recipe and is basically sweetened cherries topped with dumplings similar to biscuits.
While this Taste of Home recipe doesn't mention specifically using a dutch oven, you would simmer the cherry mixture in your pot over a fire, then drop the dumplings on top of the cherries and cook until they're done (approximately 20 minutes)! Recipe: Cherry Grunt
The perfect anytime dessert, but extra tasty in the Fall. This version from Kelly Neil has more fruit than topping, which many people enjoy! Recipe: Apple Crisp
It had never occurred to me to make a cheesecake in a dutch oven until I stumbled across these recipes - now I am a convert! Enjoy!
Marshmallow S'Mores Cheesebake
S'mores in a cheesecake form? Yes, please! This delicious and decadent marshmallow s'mores cheesecake recipe is from Eazy Peazy Mealz. Recipe: Marshmallow S'mores Cheesecake
Cheesecake has always been one of my favorite desserts. I love to top classic cheesecake with cherry pie filling. 50 Campfires recommends a 12" dutch oven with a liner. Recipe: Classic Cheesecake
Dutch Oven Key Lime Cheesecake
I love key lime pie and this cheesecake version from Chocolate From The Heart, has me super excited to try! Recipe: Dutch Oven Key Lime Cheesecake
Other Dutch Oven Dessert Recipes
These classic desserts are extra tasty - from kettle corn to cinnamon rolls, monkey bread, and biscuits - these classic desserts are extra tasty! A few of these dutch oven desserts will also work for breakfast too!
Kettle Corn in the Dutch Oven
Sweet and salty kettle corn over an open fire is the perfect thing to make when hanging out with family and friends! This recipe from Accidentally Happy Baker uses both maple syrup and sugar - YUM. Recipe: Kettle Corn in the Dutch Oven
Monkey bread made with premade biscuits makes this recipe extra easy! Just A Pinch provides detailed instruction for making this over a campfire. Recipe: Dutch Oven Monkey Bread
Large sticky cinnamon rolls in a dutch are the perfect dessert. Carolyn Weil suggests premaking the dough, shaping it into logs, then freezing. The logs will thaw out in your cooler, making time super simple to roll up and bake! Recipe: Cinnamon Rolls Dutch Oven Recipe
Biscuits could easily be made from breakfast or dessert. Slice in half and top with butter and honey, or better yet - try jelly or Nutella! I think you'll enjoy this recipe from Easy Campfire Recipes. Recipe: Dutch Oven Biscuits
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30+ Dutch Oven Desserts (Best Dutch Oven Camping Recipes!) to make on your next camping trip. Drool-worthy campfire desserts cooked outdoors in a dutch oven is a favorite hobby! Share those desserts with family and friends and that's what campfire cooking is all about! From cookies, to cakes, brownies, cheesecake, brownies, dump cake, kettle corn, and more! #campfiredesserts #campfirecooking #dutchoven #dutchovendesserts #campingrecipes #RVCooking #RVliving #campingfood #campingmeals
I found a lot of great recipes here, thanks so much for this! I LOVE cooking with my dutch oven but haven’t done a lot of desserts yet so I’m totally inspired now.l! ??
Thank you so much! So glad we could inspire you into making some of the fabulous desserts! 🙂