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This is my go to dessert from the dutch oven. Most folks instantly gravitate to something like a peach cobbler, which is great and all, but anyone can open a can of peaches and dump in a cake mix and some butter. I don’t mean to rag on cobblers. I really like cobbler, and I’m sure we’ll be covering cobblers here in detail. However, if you put this cake and a cobbler next to each other in a gathering of people, this will be gone first. Wanna know why? I’ll tell you. Chocolate. And pecans.

Dutch Oven Mississippi Mud Cake ~ Dirty Dish Club

 

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Dutch Oven Mississippi Mud Cake
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cake
Topping
Mud
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cake
Topping
Mud
Instructions
At Home
  1. Mix the dry ingredients for the cake in a gallon zip top bag.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients for the mud (leaving out the water and vanilla) in a separate gallon zip top bag.
At Camp
  1. Line the bottom and sides of a 12″ Dutch oven with heavy foil. I had to use two pieces of foil to cover the whole Dutch oven. I wrapped the seam between the two pieces two or three times to keep it from leaking.
  2. Prepare the cake: mix in the rest of the cake ingredients to the dry cake mix you made in step 1 above. Pour into the dutch oven.
  3. Prepare the mud: In the same bowl mix the dry mud mix from step 2 with the hot water and vanilla. Pour mud mixture over cake batter.
  4. Bake: Cover the dutch oven and bake using 8-10 briquettes on bottom and 14-16 briquettes on top for 45 or until the cake is set. Rotate the dutch oven and lid every 10-15 minutes.
  5. When cake is done, sprinkle chocolate chips and pecans on top of cake, cover and let that melt for about 5 minutes. Serve warm.
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[…] The main reason we were in Moab was for a big “Dirty Thirty” bash/cousin reunion with Noel’s side of the family. Overnight a couple of siblings and cousins had arrived, so we all went to breakfast at Jailhouse Cafe. After that, we planned to hike Delicate Arch with the kids, but some plans got changed around and Ellen fell off a picnic table and cut her head. Instead, we hung out at the campsite doctoring her and monitoring her for signs of concussion. While we were doing this, Cooper was messing around in the car, fell out of the trunk and hit his head and got a nasty goose-egg. (Note: We did a lot of semi-dangerous stuff on this trip and hanging out at the campsite is when people got injured.) Morale was low; we were all very hot and annoyed. Everyone else had spent the morning at Mill Creek (or the shoot the chutes as my dad calls them) and we were a little jealous, so after some lunch we headed there ourselves. It was so hot that everyone ended up joining us even though they’d already been there. While we were all sliding down the “natural waterslides” Noel said, “If I were to name this trip I’d call it ‘Chutes and Ladders.'”That night even more family arrived and we had a big dutch oven dinner and Dirty Thirty Mud Cake (AKA Mississippi Mud Cake). […]

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