How to Bake Cake on a Campfire

Who said you can’t bake a delicious cake while camping? With the right ingredients and supplies, you can easily make an unforgettable cake over a campfire.

Here’s how to do it without making a mess.

1. Gathering Supplies

First, gather all the necessary supplies for baking your cake. You’ll need an oven-safe pan or Dutch oven, parchment paper, aluminum foil, and of course the ingredients for your cake batter.

The size of your pan will depend on how many people you’re serving—a 9-inch round pan is typically enough for 4-6 servings. If you want to make a larger batch, consider using two pans or investing in a larger Dutch oven.

2. Making the Batter

Once your supplies are ready, you can start making the batter. Whisk together all of the wet ingredients (e.g., eggs, oil) before adding in the dry ingredients (e.g., sugar, flour).

Once everything is combined and smooth consistency is achieved, pour your batter into the greased pan and cover it with parchment paper and aluminum foil. This will help keep moisture locked inside while baking on the campfire.

3. Baking Your Cake

Now comes the time to bake! Place your prepared pan directly onto hot coals and let it cook for about 25 minutes—or until your cake passes the toothpick test (i.e., when inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean).

Move around some of your coals periodically to ensure even heat distribution while cooking—this will help prevent burning or uneven cooking times throughout your cake. When finished baking, carefully remove from the fire with tongs or gloves and enjoy!


Baking cake on a campfire may sound intimidating at first but with these simple steps, it’s easy to do! Not only is this activity fun but it also results in an amazing treat that everyone will love!

With just a few supplies and some patience, you can be enjoying delicious campfire cakes in no time at all! So next time you’re camping why not give this unique approach to baking a try? You won’t regret it!

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