Camping season is coming to a close as these seasonal temperatures get colder and colder. If you plan on camping a few more times before it gets too unbearable, why not celebrate the end of the season with campfire cakes? It’s not exactly easy lugging around ice cream with you on a camping trip, but with this recipe you can enjoy a dessert that will really warm you up.
What you’ll need:
1 Box yellow cake mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
10 to 12 oranges. It depends on how many people you have camping with you (about 1 orange per person)
How to make them:
Begin by mixing the water, oil, eggs, and cake mix in a plastic bag. This eliminates the need to bring extra utensils and bowls. Also the bags make for easy pouring.
Next, with a knife cut off the tops of the oranges. About a ½ inch should do. Set the tops aside at you will use them later. Hollow out the oranges like you would a pumpkin. You can leave the orange innards for your forest friends, eat them yourself, or make fresh orange juice for breakfast in the morning.
After the oranges are gutted and cleaned pour the batter into each orange. Make sure you fill up the oranges to about ¾ full. Put the tops back on and carefully wrap them in aluminum foil.
After all that is done place your oranges directly into the campfire for about 15-20 minutes. Make sure you rotate them once or twice to make sure they all get cooked evenly. Remove from the fire and check to make sure they’re fully cooked.
Now that they’re cooked you can enjoy a nice warm cake that has a hint of orange to it. Not to mention if you can try different variations of this recipe too. Since orange and chocolate go well together you could try making chocolate cake or brownies! Enjoy!
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