Okay, credit first goes to Byron's Dutch Oven site for this great recipe and then credit goes to my brother-in-law Kendall for making it on our annual two-family campout this summer. Spencer is already saying he wants it for his birthday dinner (I guess he's forgotten birthday cake). No, those aren't beans and shredded cheddar on top, it's the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
1 yellow cake mix, mixed as directed
1/2 c cocoa
2 c brown sugar
1 c hot water
1 t cinnamon
2 t vanilla
1 1/2 c chocolate chips
3/4 c chopped walnuts
Line the bottom and sides of a 10" Dutch oven with heavy foil, avoiding any seams where the mix might leak through and spray lightly with oil. Pour prepared cake mix into Dutch oven. In a separate bowl combine all "Mud" ingredients and stir until well mixed. Pour mud mixture over the cake batter. Cover Dutch oven and bake using 8-10 briquettes bottom and 14-16 briquettes top for 60 minutes. Or cook 70 minutes at 350 in conventional oven, checking to make sure it's done. Sprinkle chocolate chips and pecans over top of cake about 5 minutes before cake is done so that they melt over the top.
Serve warm topped with soft vanilla ice cream or whipped creamTechnorati tags: Dutch oven, chocolate, cake, desserts