Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dutch Oven: Crooked River Mud Cake

1 18oz box chocolate cake mix
1 7oz jar marshmallow cream  or half a bag of mini marshmallow
1 cup crushed pecans
1 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels
1 12oz can cherry pastry filling

Prepare the cake mix per the directions on the box then stir in the pecans an chocolate morsels.Next, spoon in the marshmallow and cherry pastry filling. Place the mixture into a lightly greased 10' Dutch oven. Place the lid on your dutch oven and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes Use 20 charcoal briquettes for the outdoor cooking of this recipe with charcoal as your fuel. Place 14 lit briquettes on top and 6 underneath your dutch oven.You may need more coals in windy or cold weather.

This started off in a rather challenging matter seeing as the day we chose to cook it, it was raining which most likely effected the amount of coals needed even though we set up a tarp. Because of this, the assignment was rather time consuming. Although the set up was difficult, mixing the ingredients was easy and the cake itself was agreeable. The only problem encountered was that the outer edges and the bottom were slightly burned; however, the rest was a nice, cake-like brown. I would rate this cake as good. If I were to improve for next time, I would add more coals on the top to properly disperse the heat.

* This assignment was done with Debbie and Leslie.

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