How to Make Campfire Cake Like a Girl Scout!

cake instructionsA few nights ago I was cooking hotdogs over the firepit with the kids and had a vivid memory of making cake in a fire as a girl scout. I really wanted to try it with the kids. It’s a survival skill right, being able to make a cake anywhere? I looked online and couldn’t find instructions, so going by a memory from 1978 we made Campfire Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. It worked! If you like smoky pineapple upside-down cake. It was fun to make! I thought I’d share what I remember incase someone else out there is trying to look it up.

You need: A cake mix (mixed and ready to use), brown sugar, fruit of choice and aluminium foil. Plus a campfire.

Make a pouch with a sheet of foil. I doubled mine. In the bottom toss a spoonful of brown sugar and a spoonful of your fruit. Add about a 1/3 – 1/2 cup of cake batter. Fold the top of foil pouch to seal it. Sit it on hot coals. I tried a few different places but the cooler areas of the fire work best. We had a few burned spots in the cake where it got too hot. It’s a bit of an experiment since each fire is different. It’s a lot of fun! Each person can customize their cake. You can use different fruits or other ingredients. Marshmallows might be good. OK scouts! Give it a try – Happy Campers!

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