How to make Chocolate Orange Campfire Cakes

October 31, 2016

Chocolate orange campfire cakes are fun to make, easy to cook and taste good too.

Chocolate Orange Cakes

Chocolate orange campfire cakes are really, really, simple. Here’s how you can bake a cake in an orange.

Here’s what you need

  • Oranges – 1 orange per cake
  • Instant cake mix – ones you just have to add water to are the best for the campsite
  • Foil
  • Campfire

Making Chocolate Orange Campfire Cakes

  1. Slice off the top of each orange at about 1/4 of the way down.
  2. Hollow out the oranges.
  3. Make the cake mix.
  4. Fill each orange with cake mix and put the top back on the orange.
  5. Wrap each orange in foil.
  6. Place on campfire (how long depends on how hot).

Scoop out the orange

Slice top off orange and remove contents.

Mix the cake mix

Make up the cake mix.

Fill each orange with the cake mix

Fill each orange with cake mix.

Cook on the Campfire

Put the ‘lids’ on each orange and wrap them with foil and place on the campfire.

Enjoy the cake



They do actually taste like chocolate oranges.

We used a chocolate fudge cake mix which made these particularly gooey.

Cooking time varies, depending on where you place them in your campfire. We recommend checking every 10 minutes.

You may find that some cakes are not completely done, but depending on your cake mix this may be fine. A bit of cake and goo never hurt anyone, and I’d prefer them that way rather than risk burning the cakes.

Sticky Chocolate Orange Campfire Cakes

It’s up to you what you do with the discarded orange juice.

We ate it of course.  😉

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Best Camping Recipe

This was also voted best camping recipe by readers of the Decathlon blog.

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