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Beth’s Campfire Cake Recipe

Learn how to make a delicious summer dessert idea inspired by a traditional “campfire cake”. But this one is made from fresh ingredients (no box cake mix needed!) and fresh berries! You can make it in your oven too! (no campfire needed!) Happy Summer! xx

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Serves 8

1 pint (300g) blueberries
12 oz (225g) raspberries
12 oz (225g) of blackberries
¼ cup (50g) sugar
2 tbsp (13g) cornstarch
2 tbsp (30 g) butter, diced into small cubes

½ cup (120ml) melted butter
½ cup (100g) sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ (7.5 ml) tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp (5 ml) orange zest
1/3 cup (80 ml) fresh orange juice
1/3 cup (80 ml) water
1 ½ cup (180g) flour
2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
½ tsp (2.5 ml) salt
Dusting of powdered sugar for top of baked cake

Preheat oven to 350F(175C)

Grease a 10” (25 cm) cast-iron skillet. Set aside.

Toss berries with sugar and cornstarch, transfer to skillet. Top with butter, well distributed all over the top of berries. Set aside.

In a large bowl mix together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, orange zest and juice and water. Set aside.

In a smaller bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Gently whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined.

With an ice cream scoop, dollop the batter over the berries, leaving some berries peeking through if desired.

Bake for 40-45 mins until a toothpick comes out clean on the cake and berries are bubbling underneath.

Dust with powdered sugar before serving, and scoop out portions, and serve with vanilla ice cream.

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  1. Looks delicious!!!! Simple and easy!!! Thank you!!!

  2. The presentation is out of this world pretty. I love it. Definately gonna try it 👍👍😄

  3. Vincenzos Plate

    This is a delicious cake. Suzanne and i just watched the video together (suzanne says hi). She will make it tomorrow and baked in the oven. Cant wait to have it

  4. Crystal Cooked For You

    What a great idea!! Will have to try this some time 🙂 thanks for the great recipe and video again

  5. can i use oil instead of butter?

  6. Do you have a recipe for a gluten free flour mix that one could use in all of your recipes?

  7. Beatriz Sandoval

    It looks so good Beth! I wish I could figure out how to make that in the bbq because right now with hot weather I don’t like to use my oven 😫

  8. Berry overload! Yum yum! So it's much like a mixed berry cobbler, eh? 😊

  9. Jennair94 Young

    Yummy, can hardly wait to try this one!

  10. Looks like cobbler to me… Yummy! ❤️🇺🇸💋

  11. That looks delicious Beth, it’s really simple to make also, thank you x

  12. I have to make this since I never had it at a campfire. Yum! Thanks Beth.

  13. My mom made a version of this at our epic family July 4th parties in the 70s and 80s. She used boxed cake mix and canned fruit, and it was called a "Dump Cake" because you simply dumped everything into the dish and baked it up. It was so good! I love your fresh update. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  14. عاشق الرسول

    can i use apples instead of berries?

  15. lilmonster90210

    Yum! and there's minimal added sugar!

  16. I love that berries cake recipe they are yummy 😋

  17. Linda van Beilen

    Being Dutch myself: what is a Dutch oven?

  18. This looks delicious they also call this Dump Cake although in a dump Cake it just the dry mixture of the cake mix dumped on top of the fruit. I love the berry combination simple and lovely.. Thanks Beth😋❤️

  19. LOVE!!

  20. I love your videos!!!

  21. Robert Quintero

    Woah! That made me want to go out and buy all the ingredients to make it. It sorta reminds of a cobbler. As always, your recipes are the best! Thanks Beth, have a great rest of your weekend.


  22. My mom used to have campfire cakes when she went camping as a kid. I’ll have to make this for her!

  23. Oh my! 😍 I want to make this right now. 🙈 but it’s way to late over here. Tomorrow will do 😉

  24. A great alternative to the old fashioned dump cake. Admit I was expecting more sauce, but that could have been the berries. Yum!

  25. Nicole Rauscher

    Beth, could you please give us the quantitativ disclosure for your small cast iron skillet of your febuary box? Thanks!!!!!

  26. Kimberly Enya Sieber

    How would the recipe be for the little cast iron skillet we got from you? If I wanted to make this desert just for two 😉

  27. Where I grew up we called it cobbler. We use frozen berries, a liquid (we used a fruity sparkling water) dry cake mix and butter. Place berries or peaches in Dutch oven. Sprinkle cake mix on top pour in sparkling water and place pats of butter on top. And place on top of coals.

  28. Cooking In The Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

    Looks so delicious and easy to make, perfect dessert recipe for this summer 😁

  29. MyCraftwayToHappiness

    Could I make tgis cake with a frozen unsweetened berry mix too Beth??? It looks so delicious. I need to try it

  30. "You aren't going to like it, mom, it has canned pie filling and boxed cake mix!" that made me LOL! I'm the same way, Beth. Don't get me started on cool whip!

  31. Jarrett Stevens

    So Fresh!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. ohhho I love it so much yes it nice I'm APLUS SUMO 4 Liberia

  33. That looks delicious Beth!! thanks for sharing! 😀😋😍

  34. sada mata the simple recipe


  35. Mmmm looks so delicious ❤ love your channel

  36. why is it so hard to find a homely woman such as this in todays society T.T

  37. Hi, Beth. Your campfire looks beautiful, just like your smile. What do you love about campfires? Have a good day, Beth. I hope your No Bake Chocolate Mint Cheesecake becomes a huge success. <3

  38. Lindsay Mayfield

    This is perfect for our Father’s Day gathering next week! Thanks Beth!

  39. Ohh my hubbys gonna love this!

  40. This looks healthier♥

  41. Ohhhh myyyy ..yesss yummy

  42. This looks beautiful, will definitely be trying it.

  43. Ooh. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks, Beth!

  44. Nintendo Cam112976

    Who likes chocolate milk and strawberry milk together

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