31 Dutch Oven Desserts

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The best camping menus include sweet treats! So, if you’re looking for camping desserts, this epic list of Dutch oven desserts (think decadent cakes, fruity cobblers, and more…) is sure to inspire you–and make everyone at the campsite happy, too!

Slice of apple pie on a plate with a Dutch oven and campfire in the background

This roundup of Dutch oven desserts has it all. From seasonal fruit cobblers to gooey blondies to decadent s’more cakes, every single one of these recipes can be made outdoors in a Dutch oven

These camping desserts are perfect for sweetening up your outdoor adventures, whether you’re cooking over a campfire or just making dessert in your backyard. No matter where you are, you’ll love these Dutch oven dessert recipes–because everything tastes better when it’s cooked outdoors, especially dessert!

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Apple cobbler in a blue bowl with a fork next to a Dutch oven

Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler

With bubbling cinnamon-spiced apples and a buttery crumble on top, this apple cobbler is one of those camping desserts you’ll want to make over and over again! This one’s really easy to put together and cooks up in about 20 minutes.

A large spoonful of peach cobbler resting in a dutch oven

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

Sweet, juicy peaches topped with a golden buttery lid–what’s not to love?! Serve this cobbler piping hot out of the Dutch oven with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Or both!

Blueberry cobbler in a dutch oven

Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler

A fluffy golden topping with luscious, thick blueberries … it doesn’t get much better than this! If you’re heading out camping and you know you’ll get a chance to pick some blueberries, just bring along your ingredients (the topping can be mixed together beforehand) and enjoy one of the best campfire desserts ever! This Dutch oven dessert is the perfect summertime treat.

Dutch baby in a Dutch oven pot

Dutch Baby

This light yet custardy pancake might be known as a breakfast treat, but it makes a great dessert, too! Dust with powdered sugar and top with fresh fruit for a delicious camping dessert. 

Blondie squares in a Dutch oven

Dutch Oven Blondies

Cooking over the campfire is such a communal experience, and when these brown sugar blondies are cooking, everyone’s sure to gather! These blondies, with their gooey middle and bits of melty chocolate, are so delicious. Best of all, you can make the dough ahead of time and keep it in your cooler until you’re ready to cook it. So easy! 

Apples in a Dutch oven.

Campfire Baked Apples

Get the kids involved in making these sweet baked apples–they’re so fun to make! Just carve out the middles and stuff with a buttery brown sugar oat mixture. Then bake in your Dutch oven until the apples are tender and sweet, and the oat filling piping hot and caramelized with a crunchy layer on top. While they are baking, have the kids make ice cream in a bag to serve on the side!

Slice of apple pie on a plate with a Dutch oven and campfire in the background

Dutch Oven Apple Pie

Freshly baked apple pie right at your campsite?! It’s possible with this Dutch Oven dessert! This one’s an ambitious undertaking, but the juicy apple filling topped with a perfectly flaky pie crust is worth every single minute it takes to make. 

Side view of banana bread in a cast iron dutch oven.

Dutch Oven Banana Bread

This one’s an excellent camping dessert, but a fat slice of the leftover banana bread is perfect the next morning with a piping hot cup of coffee, too! Arguably, one of the best parts about banana bread is the golden caramelized edges, and when you cook it in the Dutch oven, you get a LOT of golden surface! 

Cinnamon rolls with icing in a Dutch oven

Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls

Fluffy homemade cinnamon rolls, made right in your Dutch oven! Make your dough beforehand and by the time you’re ready to bake it, it will have risen perfectly. Have some for dessert and another couple for breakfast along with some camp coffee!

Blueberry clafoutis in a Dutch oven
Photo credit: Family Spice

Dutch Oven Lemon Blueberry Clafoutis

With a custardy, flan-like center full of juicy blueberries, this clafoutis is so good! Clafoutis, the classic French dessert, is perfect for the Dutch oven. You’ll love this lemon-scented version with sweet blueberries! 

A slice of cake topped with whipped cream and whole raspberries.

Dutch Oven Raspberry Cake

This simple, from-scratch cake is fluffy, golden, and buttery and stuffed full of juicy raspberries. It cooks up so perfectly in the Dutch oven, until golden and caramelized on top with a perfectly tender crumb. Don’t forget the whipped cream and a few extra raspberries to sprinkle over the top!

Strawberry cheesecake cobbler in a cast iron skillet.
Photo credit: Southern Cast Iron

Strawberry Cheesecake Cobbler

Similar to a classic French clafoutis, this cake-cheesecake hybrid is studded with juicy strawberries for a custardy cake that makes the perfect summertime treat. Dust with powdered sugar for an irresistible presentation!

The linked recipe provides home-oven directions, but it can easily be made in a Dutch oven–use about 16 coals on top and 7 coals under the oven to mimic a 375F oven.

Apple blackberry crumble in a cast iron skillet.
Photo credit: Country Living

Apple Blackberry Crumble

In late summer, when the blackberry vines are heavy and apples are just beginning to ripen, this juicy crumble is the perfect Dutch oven dessert to make! Tart berries and tender apples bubbling under a nutty streusel crust turn the bittersweet close of summer into something that’s just sweet.

Convert this for Dutch oven cooking by using 16 coals on top and 7 coals under the oven to achieve a temperature of 375F.

Berry crumble in cast iron.
Photo credit: Country Living

Berry Crumble

With blueberries plus raspberries or blackberries, this Dutch oven dessert brings berry delicious vibes to the campsite! A pecan-oat lid tops the bubbling berries for the perfect treat. 

Chocolate cake in a dutch oven.
Photo credit: Sunset

Double Chocolate Cake

This one’s for the chocolate lovers! Tender chocolate cake is studded with melty chocolate chips for a double-chocolate cake that hits the spot. 

Bowls with blackberry filling, dumplings, and whipped cream.
Photo credit: Taste of Home

Blackberry Dumplings

Bubbling blackberry filling is topped with lemony dumplings for a unique and easy dessert that’s perfect for Dutch oven cooking. Top with whipped cream for the full deal!

Bowls with chocolate cake and ice cream.
Photo credit: Taste of Home

Dutch Oven Chocolate Dump Cake

Only five simple ingredients are needed for this semi-homemade Dutch oven dessert recipe that combines cherries and chocolate for a Black-forest-style dessert that everyone will love! Dollop with vanilla ice cream or whipping cream for a creamy counterpoint. 

Strawberry rhubarb crisp in a dutch oven.
Photo credit: Mountain Kitchen

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

When it comes to camping desserts, it doesn’t get much better than this juicy strawberry-rhubarb crisp! Late spring camping trips are the perfect time to enjoy freshly picked strawberries and rhubarb for a ruby-red Dutch oven dessert that’s as gorgeous as it is delicious. 

Chocolate cake topped with whole raspberries.
Photo credit: Homemade Heather

Dutch Oven Chocolate Cake

If you have a birthday to celebrate while in the great outdoors, this rich chocolate cake is the perfect Dutch Oven dessert to bake! Tender chocolate cake with chocolate frosting … all you need are the candles. Drop a few fresh raspberries on top for an irresistible garnish.

Cake in a cast iron skillet with apple slices.
Photo credit: Southern Cast Iron

Apple Skillet Cake

A soft vanilla cake with bits of crystallized ginger and slices of Pink Lady apples makes an elegant Dutch Oven dessert that everyone will love! Dust some powdered sugar over the top for an even prettier presentation.

S'mores cake in a Dutch Oven.
Photo credit: Polka Dot Chair

Dutch Oven S’mores Cake

A premade angel food cake, torn into chunks and smothered in melted chocolate, graham cracker chunks, and golden melty marshmallows? Sign us up! This easy Dutch oven dessert couldn’t be more camping-themed if it tried. 

Rhubarb hazelnut crumble in a dutch oven.
Photo credit: Sunset

Dutch Oven Rhubarb Hazelnut Crumble

Here’s a fancier fruit crisp developed by a pastry chef. Sweet rhubarb with cinnamon and citrus flavors, topped by a crispy cardamom-and-hazelnut lid. This Dutch oven dessert is one for the books! 

Kettle corn in a yellow bowl.
Photo credit: Accidental Happy Baker

Dutch Oven Kettle Corn

Popcorn in the Dutch oven? Yes! This sweet-and-salty kettle corn is the perfect popcorn for sweet-toothed snackers. This one’s super easy to make; it’s especially great for camping, too, because of the packable, low-maintenance ingredient list. 

Fruit galette on a plate.
Photo credit: Not Entirely Average

Dutch Oven Fruit Galette

The Dutch oven is the perfect vessel to cook freeform galettes! Essentially a rustic pie, this galette features a buttery pie crust layered with an array of summertime fruits, and then it’s cooked until bubbling and golden. The drizzle of salted honey takes this amazing fruit galette over the top! 

S'mores cake in a dutch oven lined with parchment paper.
Photo credit: Living with Landyn

Campfire S’mores Cake

Here’s another incredible s’mores cake that uses rich pound cake, cut into pieces and warmed with chocolate bars, graham crackers, and jumbo marshmallows. This ooey-gooey cake is so fun to make and pretty much the perfect camping dessert! 

A slice of cake on a plate next to a Dutch oven.
Photo credit: Mountain Kitchen

Dutch Oven Blueberry Cake

A moist, cinnamon-and-lemon-scented cake joins up with blueberries (or any berry you like!) to make a berry good Dutch Oven dessert! Dust the top with powdered sugar and serve with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to complete the scene. 

Berry cobbler on a plate next to cast iron.

Dutch Oven Cobbler

This super flexible Dutch oven cobbler recipe is so easy to make! With just four ingredients, this semi-homemade camping dessert can be made with any type of canned fruit or pie filling you like. Believe it or not, this recipe also includes a can of soda! Choose the flavor that will highlight your fruit filling the best. So fun!

Cherry crisp in a dutch oven.
Photo credit: Mountain Kitchen

Dutch Oven Cherry Crisp

Desserts made outdoors just taste better! Case in point: This delicious cherry crisp with its crunchy almond streusel topping. Cherry pie filling joins up with the buttery topping for a Dutch oven dessert that is so delicious! Serve it with ice cream or whipped cream for a creamy touch. 

Berry buckle in a dutch oven.
Photo credit: Amatuer Camper

Berry Buckle

Fluffy vanilla cake, sweet blueberries, and a streusel topping make a juicy blueberry buckle that is so good! This is the perfect outdoor dessert recipe to make after a day of blueberry picking. 

Oreo cookie in a cast iron skillet.
Photo credit: The Kitchen Magpie

Giant Oreo Cookie

Cookies and cream plus chocolate chip cookies? Yes please! With just two ingredients–a roll of refrigerated cookie dough and Oreo cookies–this dessert is easy to transport and even easier to make. Kids especially will go gaga for this one!

Convert this to be cooked in a Dutch oven by using 14 coals on the lid and 6 coals under the oven.

Cranberry cobbler in a dutch oven lined with parchment paper.
Photo credit: Camp.Grill.Eat.

Dutch Oven Cranberry Cobbler

Wintertime campers, this one’s for you! This Dutch oven dessert recipe has a super seasonal flair with juicy red cranberries, orange notes, and a buttery biscuit topping. With a few make-ahead steps, this one is really easy to take camping, too.

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