Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Campfire Cup Cakes

Submitted by Lisa

I remember having something like this when I was a kid.  I was just at girls camp this last week and this was on the menu.  Instead of muffin mix or cake mix, they gave us brownie mix!  Yum!  (If you aren't having a camp fire but still want to try this out, you can use your grill or put the orange halves into muffin tins and use your oven)


oranges (1 orange per person)
prepared mix...either muffin, cake, or brownie

Other supplies:

cooking spray
fire pit or grill with hot coals
tin foil


1. Cut the oranges in half.  Gently, using a spoon, scoop out the orange insides and transfer to a bowl.

2. Fill each orange half only 1/3 of the way full with the batter of your choice ( if you overfill them, they spill over and make a mess)  Also, you will have left over batter most likely, just save that to cook a smaller pan at home of the cake.

3. Wrap the orange with foil leaving the top open to vent
4. Place the wrapped oranges ONTO A GRATE OVER THE COALS.  (we did not do this and they burned)
5.  Once the cakes look dry and done on the top, test them with a toothpick to ensure the centers are done.

***Tips***  These can also be placed inside a dutch oven with the lid on and cooked over the coals.  One site also suggested covering the top of each orange with foil and poking holes in it to vent.

**With the left over orange centers, we forced what we could through a strainer and had it as juice.  You could also use a bit of it stirred into your batter to enhance the orange flavor.

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