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 size one 11" to 12" or a 6 to 9 quart are most common. You want one that will work for most recipes - main dish 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:
Dutch Oven Cookies
Here are several cookies you can make either in a cast iron skillet or a dutch oven - enjoy!
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! 🙂
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!
These sugar cookies sound delicious! Dutch Oven Dudes gives instructions for various sizes of dutch ovens so no matter what you have you should have perfect cookies!
"For a fun outdoor activity with kids, decorate these sugar cookies using premade frosting and sprinkles!" -Kori
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’mores recipe?"
Dutch Oven Brownies
Brownies are one of my favorite desserts. You just can't go wrong with chocolate and brownies bake up great in a dutch oven.
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!
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.
Dutch Oven Cakes
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! 🙂
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!
Can't you just 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!
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.
A classic dutch baby is typically made with just flour, water, eggs mixed together 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!
Here's a classic chocolate cake from Sunset that I think you'll enjoy!
The perfect Summer recipe - Upside Down Peach Cake from A Bountiful Kitchen
Try this delicious Upside Down Pineapple Cake from The Good Hearted Woman and you'll be hooked!
Freshly baked banana cake (similar to banana bread) tastes amazing and smells delicious. A great idea from Fresh Off The Grid.
A tasty simple Mississippi cake recipe from Cooking Outdoors!
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!
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!
S'mores of any kind of dessert go hand in hand with the outdoors. If you don't feel like making s'mores try this cake recipe from Living With Landyn.
Dutch Oven 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.
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!
A great berry cobbler option and so delicious when blackberries are in season! Everyone will love this recipe from Completely Delicious.
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)!
The perfect anytime dessert, but extra tasty in the Fall. This version from Kelly Neil has more fruit than topping, which many people enjoy!
Dutch Oven Cheesecake
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!
S'mores in a cheesecake form? Yes, please! This delicious and decadent marshmallow s'mores cheesecake recipe is from Eazy Peazy Mealz.
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.
I love key lime pie and this cheesecake version from Chocolate From The Heart, has me super excited to try!
Other Dutch Oven Dessert Recipes
From kettle corn to cinnamon rolls, monkey bread, and biscuits - these classic desserts are extra tasty! A few of these will also work as a breakfast recipe too.
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.
Monkey bread made with premade biscuits makes this recipe extra easy! Just A Pinch provides detailed instruction for making this over a campfire.
Large sticky cinnamon rolls in a dutch is 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!
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.
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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