{Campfire Orange Cakes}

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Look out S'mores, there's a new campfire dessert in town. Not only are these FUN and EASY to make, they taste UNFREAKINBELIEVABLE.

Ingredients:
1 box of Pillsbury Classic Yellow Cake Mix
1 cup of water
1/3 cup of oil
3 eggs
10-12 oranges (we used 2 and discarded the extra batter)


1. Using a knife, slice off the tops of the oranges about a half inch from the top. Be sure and save the tops since they will be used later on.


2. Hollow out the oranges like you would a pumpkin by scooping out the pulp with a spoon. (You can save this to eat or use to make fresh OJ). After preparing the cake batter according to directions, fill the oranges 3/4 full with the batter.


3. Place the tops back on the oranges and carefully wrap them in heavy duty Aluminum Foil.


4. Place the oranges directly into the campfire and cook for 15-20 minutes, rotating once or twice to ensure even cooking.


5. Remove from the fire and check to see if they are fully cooked.


6. Then stuff the face yo mama gave you.


We even think this would be a fun dessert to make for company. Just throw them on the grill!

Original recipe found
here and featured on Apartment Therapy here.

30 comments:

R said...

i made my husby look at this post because he's the grill master in our house. :0) and the main thing he noticed was your knife! ha! (he carries the same one.)

we're grilling tomorrow for apres-church lunch, and i'm going to make him make these for us!

MeeshOne.Love said...

aircraft aluminum camping ware=check!
we love those little guys!
recipe for orange campfire cakes written in the camping recipe book=check!
wish we were eating them right now!

diane said...

oh my stars and garters!

those look deeeeelish.

will add to my camp cookin' files.

thank you!

becs said...

Found you who-knows-how, but love your stuff! These look yum; I'm totally trying them for our next campout! Here's another good campfire recipe for you:
"Bread on the Broomstick"
There are no measurements! Mix Bisquick and water together until you get a nice firm dough--not very sticky. Mold the dough around the end of a broomstick, covering the end and going down about 4 - 5 inches. Roast over the fire, just like you would a marshmallow...turn, turn, turn! It is done when its golden brown, and can be twisted off the broomstick easily. Don't burn your hand! Fill with canned pie filling, jam, honey, a hot dog, or whatever tickles your fancy. My fav is cherry pie filling & chocolate. :)

taylor said...

this looks so good! i cannot wait for my husband and i to make this next time we are by a campfire. love your blog.

Shandell said...

oh my goodness, what a fun idea! I'll have to try that next summer when we go camping :)

Michelle (michabella) said...

These looks awesome!!!

lindsay said...

crazy cool idea!

Herold said...

that's aaawesome! we'll have to make those for tday when you guys are here. you make me want to go camping.

Melissa said...

We're totally going to make these the next time we have a back yard campfire! Thanks for the awesome idea!

XO,
Melissa

Today's Letters said...

r, how did they turn out? ps, husband and i worked at an outdoor store and fell in love with spiderco knives.

mich, you and chad have got to try these! you'd love them (almost as much as lator gator or sapmoss bonsai).

diane, it's one worth printing off! ps, you have files. i love you.

becs, glad you found us and your recipe sounds fantastic. will have to give that a try next time husband and i go camping.

taylor, campfire orange cakes + husband = bliss.

shan, tell benson peculiar know man points lost for eating these. they will make you grow chest hair.

michelle & linds, four fist pumps for the girl scouts of america. i think they came up with this recipe first.

mary, that would be so much fun! maybe momma could put her pumpkin roll in these :)

mel, of course. sharing makes the world go round. xoxo

Brooke said...

ummm - d to the licious. Hello yummers! xo

Anonymous said...

Do they have any orange flavor?

Today's Letters said...

A slight orange flavor but they honestly taste amazing.

Emily said...

This sounds delish!!!

I recommend Bonfire Bananas - take a banana, slice it down the side and stuff it with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows. Wrap it up in tin foil and stick it on the fire. Give it 10-15 minutes and then unwrap and eat the warm mushy chocolate-marshmallow banana goodness straight from the peel. It's heaven!!!

Edwin Pottle said...

A great idea that I'll try, but why does the recipe use cake mix?

Opening a box of prepared mixture is not really cooking is it?

Edwin Pottle - UK

Today's Letters said...

em, i like your bonfire bananas rec! will def have to try those out the next time we go camping.

edwin, depends. when we're camping, we consider this cooking. at home - not so much :) thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Seems like you should put half the orange juice/pulp into the cake batter, then fill the rinds. I mean, what's the point of eating yellow cake mix out of an orange rind if it isn't flavored? White bread, yellow cake mix is pretty boring by itself...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this recipe! I'm featuring it on a blog for Austin residents. It'll post on December 23rd. There's a link to your blog included. Thanks! http://rivertonatdavissprings.myaptportal.com/

Jessica said...

Super yum!! I'm thinking I may even try this inside, in our cozy home fireplace this weekend. The in-laws are coming, and I'm envisioning an indoor campfire-esque floor picnic. Mmmm-mmm.

Kristin said...

Hey Anonymous, why don't you start your own bad ass blog since you have so many great ideas.

Love, Kristin

Today's Letters said...

anony, it already has a slight orange taste because of the rind it's baked in. but if you'd like to add the juice to make it taste like an orange we give you full permission. that's the beauty of cooking. recipes are simply guidelines - make things taste how YOU like them.

anastasiapaige said...

We made these in my winter survival class. Our group made them with chocolate batter instead. Amazing. These guys are one little reason I look forward to camping.

Anonymous said...

You might want to edit your recipe - it says '10-12 oranges' and I do believe you mean '1-2 oranges.' Otherwise, looks cute

Today's Letters said...

anony, this recipe actually fills 10-12 oranges. we had lots of leftover batter since it was just tim and i camping :)

Anonymous said...

Is this ok to pre make (put the batter in the orange and wrap for later) and then all you have to do is take out of your cooler and put in the fire?

Today's Letters said...

anony, i would think they would be okay to make beforehand, just be sure and keep them top side up. also, don't overfill them to prevent spilling and uneven baking. they might also take a little longer to cook if they are cold.

Anonymous said...

ITT a guy who isnt an outdoorsman teach you howto cook at camp fire, if you have a kitchen withyou

Anonymous said...

So can u do this in the oven too .. I made these at camp along time ago and would love to make them for my kids but I dont have a grill

Today's Letters said...

i def think it would work if you made these in the oven! i'd put them in a shallow glass dish instead of covering them with foil.

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