Campfire Cobbler Recipe

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campfire cobbler recipe

Dutch Oven Cobbler

With Homemade Whipped Cream

There is nothing better than a late-night campfire cobbler indulgence around a warm fire in the cool fall evenings. My wife and I love to camp in the fall. Fall camping is a great escape for us and a great way to unwind from the busy warm months that include yard work, softball games and other events. Autumn is a great time to hang around the camper and try new recipes for the campfire. This campfire cobbler recipe is simple but delicious. I can feel the heat from the fire pit now as I write. My wife and I enjoy this cobbler with homemade whipped cream and an autumn sunset wrapped up in a wool blanket next to a roaring campfire.

Campfire Cobbler Ingredients

  • 2 cans sliced peaches
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 1 can of cream soda

Instructions For Campfire Cobbler Recipe

In a 10-inch Dutch oven dump the peaches juice and all and spread them out evenly. Next, sprinkle the white sugar all over. Now carefully sprinkle the white cake mix evenly over the top of the peaches. Gently pour the cream soda over the cake mix. You want the soda to stay on top of the cake mix so be sure your Dutch oven is as level as possible. Next, sprinkle you cobbler with brown sugar and if you like a touch of cinnamon is great.

Place your Dutch oven carefully onto 12 coals for a 10-inch oven. Now cover with the Dutch oven lid and place 6-8 coals on top to achieve 350 degrees. Bake the dutch oven cobbler at this temperature for about 30 minutes or until the cobbler is bubbling.

This cobbler is easy to make but really delicious. The cream soda is key and makes a perfect crust and adds a great flavor to the cobbler. Cream soda is the best in my opinion, however; sprite or 7up can be substituted. The peaches can also be substituted with your favorite fruit. This recipe is very simple with few ingredients but it is really rich. We like to whip up some homemade whipped cream to go with our campfire cobbler and believe it or not it really helps to tame that richness a good bit.

Homemade Whipped Cream

While homemade whipped cream isn’t required to enjoy this campfire cobbler recipe, it is definitely a great touch and I even add a dollop atop the mug of hot coffee I like with my cobbler. Homemade whipped cream is as simple as the cobbler and should not be left out. Here is how to make your own.

Homemade Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • A splash of vanilla


Place the cream and sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix on high with your mixer or you can whip your whipped cream with a fork or whisk for 2 minutes. Once you have your whipping cream and sugar thoroughly mixed together add the splash of vanilla and continue to mix. Be careful not to whip the cream too much or it will start to curdle and thicken and you want creamy whipped cream for your cobbler.

My wife and I are leaving in the morning to do some fall camping and you can bet the Dutch oven and cobbler ingredients are packed for the trip. It’s going to be a cold camp but with a warm fire a bowl of fresh cobbler with homemade whipped cream and a tall mug of coffee, I think we’ll be just fine.

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Ken McBroom is an accomplished outdoor writer and photographer. Growing up in Lynchburg Tennessee allowed him many opportunities afield as a boy and young man. Later in life, after Desert Storm, Ken’s wanderlust took him to Alaska to live and work and experience the last frontier. Married now with two beautiful children, Ken now calls Kentucky home where he continues to communicate our American outdoor traditions and the lifestyle it offers.