Making a cherry chocolate dump cake in a dutch oven over a bed of coals
Step 1: Ingredients
You will need:
A Dutch oven
Dark chocolate Hershey's kisses
A chocolate cake mix
A can of cherry pie filling
A bag of cherries
A stick and a half of butter
Step 2: Preparation
Line the Dutch oven with aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
Dump in the cherry pie filling and the bag of cherries on top.
Step 3: The Secret Ingredient
Push the dark chocolate kisses point down into the cherry mixture.
Step 4: Further Preparation
Cover the cherries and chocolate with a dry chocolate cake mix. I used a Red Velvet mix because it's what I had on hand.
Step 5: Final Prep
Cut up the butter and layer it on top of the cake mix.
Step 6: Baking
Put the lid on the Dutch oven
Set oven in a bed of coals with twice as much coals on top as under
Cooking time varies by how hot and number of coals used.
I find it best to go by smell, bake for 20 minutes and check every 10 minutes after that until the top cake mix part has turned solid and the fruit juice is bubbling.
Step 7: Serving Suggestions
Once the cake is done, you can either serve immediately with the chocolate still liquid, or wait until it cools.
It is great with ice cream or whipped cream. Leftovers are wonderful the next day.
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