Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 10 mins

I combined a couple of ideas and came up with this. This is for a deep 12 inch cast iron dutch oven. Amounts are approximate, use whatever size cake mix and pie filling you have, easily double the recipe for bigger crowds. We burned ours in about 10 minutes by putting a too hot log on top so BE SURE TO CHECK IT OFTEN!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box yellow cake mix or 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box white cake mix
  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup margarine
  • 2 (21 ounce) cansfruit pie filling
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • 25 charcoal, briquettes (at least)


  1. Place dutch oven over approximately 15 charcoal briquettes or over coals on a flat spot in the fire ring.
  2. Empty pie filling into Dutch oven.
  3. Spread dry cake mix on top of pie filling and spread evenly. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.
  4. Cut butter or margarine into even sized pieces and arrange on top.
  5. Put lid on dutch oven and arrange 10 hot charcoal briquettes in a checkerboard pattern on top or scatter hot coals over lid.
  6. Bake until done (this could be anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes depending on how hot your fire/coals are).
Most Helpful

I made this in the oven. My family loved it.

smarler77 December 29, 2009

I haven't made this camping yet, but I used to make this all the time in the top of my Tupperware stack cooker. Place in same order and microwave for 12 minutes, turning occasionally. Turns out great! I will try this in my Dutch oven too.

WI Cheesehead September 26, 2008

We make this a lot! I also add 1 cup of chopped nuts to the topping (walnuts or pecans). If you want to make this in the oven use 350F for 1 hour. Thanks for posting this yummy recipe. :)

angie_pangie February 10, 2007