Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

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Dutch ovens are terrific for cooking outdoors. Some enthusiasts claim food tastes better when cooked over an outdoor fire in a Dutch oven. Before starting, you will need a few supplies: a lid lifter, tongs, heavy gloves made especially for camp cooking, wooden utensils, charcoal briquettes, and a Dutch oven, which can range from 5 to 22 inches in diameter. To attain the 325 to 350 degrees F required by many recipes, use this simple formula: use twice as many charcoal briquettes as the size of the Dutch oven. A 12-inch oven would use about 24 briquettes. They will be placed both under the Dutch oven as well as on the lid.

This recipe comes from The International Dutch Oven Society.

Ingredients

2 cans (28 ounces each) cherry pie filling
1 can (14 ounces) crushed pineapple
1 box yellow cake mix
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, cut into 1 tablespoon cubes

Instructions

Use a 12-inch Dutch oven.

Lightly grease the Dutch oven, then pour the fruit filling into it. Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the fruit. Place the butter cubes on top. Arrange 24 charcoal briquettes, with eight underneath and 16 on top, all in ring patterns. Bake at 350°F until golden brown.

Please see the specific instructions for cooking outdoors with a Dutch oven above, in the recipe introduction.

Cooking & Recipes

Yield: 

Makes 8 to 12 servings.

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The Old Farmer's Almanac

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Thank you for your response

Thank you for your response Makes sense now. But it can be put into oven without the charcoal.

You can even try making this

You can even try making this recipe in a slow cooker!

Please explain this recipe.

Please explain this recipe. Cake sounds good, but I don't understand the charcoal either???? Odd!

We apologize for the

We apologize for the confusion. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
This recipe is for cooking outdoors with a Dutch oven on a campfire. Please see updates.

Frankly, I don't understand

Frankly, I don't understand the need for the briquettes. What need to they serve?

We apologize for the

We apologize for the confusion. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
This recipe is for cooking outdoors with a Dutch oven on a campfire. Please see updates.

Explain all this please. Is

Explain all this please. Is there a lid put on the pan? Where are the charcoal put???

We apologize for the

We apologize for the confusion. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
This recipe is for cooking outdoors with a Dutch oven on a campfire. Please see updates.

I'm guessing this is a

I'm guessing this is a camping recipe..strange but how do ya know 350 on charcoal? Someone please clarify asap...

We apologize for the

We apologize for the confusion. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
This recipe is for cooking outdoors with a Dutch oven on a campfire. Please see updates.

I'm confused! Where do I put

I'm confused! Where do I put the charcoal briquettes? If a Dutch oven is a pan with another that sits atop of it, I can understand maybe putting the "underneath" layer of briquettes in the bottom pan; but, how do you put the 16 briquettes "on top" with a domed lid (which mine has). Wouldn't the briquettes just fall off? Surely you don't put the briquettes on the top of the batter!! Please explain. I would like to try this recipe. Thanks

We apologize for the

We apologize for the confusion. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
This recipe is for cooking outdoors with a Dutch oven on a campfire. Please see updates.

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