Here are 30 Dutch Oven Desserts I collected for inspiration when you start meal planning for the month.
When thinking of Dutch oven recipes, braising is the first thing that comes to mind.
But little do people know these cast iron pots are also perfect for desserts!
Have you ever tried using a dutch oven for making desserts?
Don’t know what a Dutch oven is?
This one is a pricey Le Creuset, but it’s the kind of kitchenware that gets passed down for generations.
This one is much less expensive from Lodge in a pretty lilac color.
But I digress. We aren’t here to shop, Andi.
A Dutch oven is a heavy, enamel, or cast iron pot with a tight-fitting lid of varying sizes, which can be used for searing chickens to, braising roasts to baking homemade bread.
It’s a shallow, heavy, and wide pot with a hefty tight-fitting lid.
I bought this shallow one for my sister (it turns out she wanted the big one but can’t win ‘em all).
Some people consider an enameled cast iron with two small handles as a Dutch oven.
But this is not always the case.
The most significant feature of a Dutch oven is its weight to maintain a constant temperature on the stove or in the oven for a long time.
Plus, a Dutch oven must always have a tight-fitting lid that holds the heat in.
If you’ve been thinking about getting a Dutch oven, here are 30 famous Dutch oven desserts you can make from home.
Don’t miss #26 if you’re fond of banana cakes!
1. Lemon Blueberry Biscuits
Let’s start this list with 18-minute Lemon Blueberry Biscuits that are extra flaky and light due to the baking soda and egg.
You’ll undeniably love the finished glaze on these biscuits, especially the subtle tartness from the grated lemon peel.
This dessert isn’t only heavenly, but it’s also enticing with the pineapple circles and halved cherries on top of the airy cake.
You top this off with a caramel sauce that neutralizes the bright pineapple flavor and delicate cake.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this simple Chocolate Cherry Lava Cake that oozes with lush and chocolatey goodness from the cherry pie filling, chocolate chips, and chocolate cake mix!
The trick is using a can of lemon-lime soda.
This lava cake is super moist and will melt in your mouth like butter!
It’s time to roll up your sleeves when the next peach season comes because this Peach Cobbler recipe is to die for.
You’ll get that combination of sweet and sour flavors from the peaches and that juicy peach filling that will make you forget all the other desserts save for this.
If you love peanut butter and Reese, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake is the best dessert for you.
This recipe only requires six ingredients, and you can sprinkle as many Reese’s Pieces that your heart desires.
You don’t have to wait for the fall season for this Pumpkin Pie dessert.
It’s light and fluffy with a subtle pumpkin flavor, which your kids will also love!
Also, keep an eye on the heat being applied to the bottom because the crust can quickly burn.
7. Dump Cake
A dump cake is similar to a cobbler, but the former has a cake-like topping.
And that’s why you’ll love this Dump Cake that only needs four ingredients.
But don’t be fooled; this Dump Cake with cherries will give off that slightly woody flavor with pleasant almond aromas.
Do you prefer something citrusy and spicy?
Then this Cinnamon Roll will make it worth your while.
You’ll enjoy the airy and fluffy texture and gooey filling.
And let’s not forget the sweet and woody topping that makes every bite a heavenly delight!
You’ll never go wrong with this moist and fudgy mud cake that is perfect when you’re camping with your kids.
The combination of chocolate and pecans will bring this recipe to life!
The marriage of tart garden rhubarb and slightly sour strawberry make this Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp recipe stand out among the rest.
You’ll enjoy the crunchy and textured oat frosting in every bit.
Serve this dessert with vanilla ice cream to diversify textures on your palate.
11. S’Mores Cake
Try this S’Mores Cake recipe with graham crackers and Hershey’s chocolate bars.
The signature taste of graham crackers with their nutty flavor, coupled with the delectable melted chocolate bars and marshmallows, gives this recipe its crunchy and chocolatey zing.
Cobblers are amazing desserts that consist of savory fruit fillings.
For this easy cobbler dessert, blackberries are enough to give this dessert a tasty kick.
This cobbler is succulent with a slightly tarty taste.
Did you know that peach cobbler was deemed Texas’s official state cobbler in 2013?
This cobbler with a sweet and sour peach filling and crunchy crust is just the right mood booster after a stressful day!
This caramel apple pie offers a clean yet bright flavor with overwhelming hints of fresh apples.
The notes of cinnamon also elevate this recipe, especially with the luscious caramel icing!
Marshmallows on cheesecakes offer a creamy and slightly sticky texture you’ll definitely love.
Balance the velvety cheesecake with delectable chocolate ganache and some graham cracker bits, and your first bite will send you straight to cloud nine!
16. Apple Dump Cake
Dutch ovens are excellent if you want to “dump” all ingredients and let them cook together perfectly.
And this is why this dump cake recipe will make your kitchen or campsite smell like fresh apples!
A dump cake varies from a cobbler due to its cake-like topping.
And for this recipe, you can use a super moist white cake mix with Sprite or lemon soda.
17. Monkey Bread
This sweet Monkey Bread is a traditional snack or dessert perfect for your weeknight dinners or camping adventures.
This recipe is made with biscuit dough, but leftover biscuit dough will also suffice if you have some in your pantry.
It’s sticky, delicious, and delightful!
If you want something that resembles a pudding or custard, but even better, this Cowboy Creme Brulee is worth trying!
Mascarpone is the trick to making this Cowboy Creme Brulee creamy with a beautifully rich taste.
Any bread pudding taste will depend on whatever spices you put in it.
This bread pudding offers hints of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
But the whiskey cream sauce is the secret ingredient that creates a lush and unique twist.
20. Pecan Pralines
Let’s move on to candies after cobblers, cakes, and pies!
These delicious and crunchy Pecan Pralines give off a foresty aroma.
It also has a mildly floral, slightly buttery, and distinctly sweet flavor from the pecans.
This Double Chocolate Cake dessert is something you shouldn’t miss out on.
Use charcoal briquets to control the fire’s heat and achieve that rich and moist chocolate cake with a mildly bitter taste from the cocoa.
The combination of blackberries and blueberries gives this pie recipe a succulent but not overly sweet taste.
It offers a bit of tarty and acidity from the blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries and a nutty flavor from the hazelnuts.
23. Raspberry Cake
Raspberries are also a go-to for cake desserts, just like this quick and easy Raspberry Cake recipe.
Use fresh raspberries to get that tender, soft, and mildly crunchy taste.
Plus, the raspberries’ bright and slightly tarty flavor also goes well with whipped cream topping!
If you love the combination of mint and chocolate, you must try these Mint Chocolate Cookie Bars with all the familiar goodies!
Make this with crushed Oreos and as many M&M’s as you’d like!
If you’re looking for something gluten-free, try this Seven-Layer Brownie recipe made of vanilla, egg, melted butter, and GF brownie mix.
You’ll get seven layers of goodness from the coconut flakes, chocolate chips, toffee bits, pecans, condensed and evaporated milk, and chopped pecans!
26. Banana Bread
How about trying a quick and easy Banana Bread in your dutch oven?
It’s moist, fluffy, and overwhelmingly flavored with ripe bananas.
Plus, it takes a few minutes to prep by whisking everything together with only baking soda as the leavening agent.
This Deep-Fried Oreos recipe is amazingly addictive, which is crispy and crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
Glaze this with sugar or dust with powdered sugar, and it’s an Oreo dessert you’ll never forget!
Using fresh strawberries for this shortcake recipe in the Dutch oven is the trick to achieving that luscious perfection.
The tip is to prep the strawberries ahead of time by gently mixing them with sugar to make them syrupy and ready for baking your shortcake.
If you’re looking for dessert perfection, this key lime recipe is everything you’ve ever wished for in a lush cheesecake.
It gives a burst of flavors and textures in your mouth.
It’s creamy, tangy, tarty, and sugary!
30. Simple Biscuits
Try these simple dutch oven biscuits with just six ingredients if you want to keep it simple.
You only need flour, baking powder, unsalted butter, milk, and honey, yet you get a burst of sweetness from these savory biscuits!
The bottom line
These dutch oven desserts will make your camping adventures more memorable and exciting.
After all, who doesn’t want to satisfy dessert cravings underneath the stars with hot cocoa in hand?
Desserts In The Dutch Oven: From Cheesecake To Creme Brulee 🍰
Here are 30 Dutch Oven desserts I collected for inspiration when you start meal-planning for the month.
- Lemon Blueberry Biscuits
- Upside Down Pineapple Cake
- Chocolate Cherry Lava Cake
- Peach Cobbler
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
- Pumpkin Delight
- Dump Cake
- Cinnamon Roll
- Mississippi Mud Cake
- Strawberry Rhubard Crisp
- S’Mores Cake
- Easy Blackberry Cobbler
- Texas Peach Cobbler
- Caramel Apple Pie
- Marshmallow Cheesecake
- Apple Dump Cake
- Monkey Bread
- Cowboy Creme Brulee
- Bread Pudding With Whiskey Cream Sauce
- Pecan Pralines
- Double Chocolate Cake
- Hazelnut Triple Berry Pie
- Raspberry Cake
- Mint Chocolate Cookie Bars
- Gluten-Free Seven-Layer Brownies
- Banana Bread
- Homemade Deep Fried Oreos
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Key Lime Cheesecake
- Simple Biscuits
- Check out our list of Dutch Oven Desserts for your next recipe!
- Gather the ingredients.
- Start baking your new dish!
- Enjoy and share your insights on our Facebook Page!