Quick Camping Pineapple Cakes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick Camping Pineapple Cakes Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Quick Camping Pineapple Cakes

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"In an effort to avoid S'more burnout on our last trip, I came up with this quick recipe you can make right at camp and just toss on the hot coals of the campfire."

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Original recipe makes 6 cakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Spray the aluminum sheets with cooking spray, and place a sponge cake shell in the center of each sheet. Spoon the crushed pineapple into the cakes, dividing it equally, and sprinkle each cake with about 1 teaspoon of brown sugar and about 2 teaspoons of nuts. Top each cake with 3 maraschino cherries, and drizzle 1 to 2 teaspoons of the pineapple juice over each cake.
  2. Wrap the cakes in the foil, leaving some room at the top for air circulation. Place the foil packs onto the embers of a campfire until the cakes are hot and bubbling, about 10 minutes.
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Oct 09, 2013

I am the poster of the recipe…here are some “Side Notes” - You can find the sponge cakes in the bakery and/or produce department. They're typically used to make strawberry shortcakes. Also, the can of crushed pineapple did not contain enough juice on our last trip, so I used some of the liquid from the jar that the maraschino cherries came in. Also, some clarification on the cooking, you’ll want to pull embers from the main part of the fire and not cook directly in the campfire(I do about 95% of my camp cooking via the campfire). I have an adjoining ring branched off the main fire where I pull embers and do my cooking..either using a grate (pots/skillet) or cooking in the embers (foil packs, corn/potatoes, dutch oven). You can regulate the temp a little better this way..adding more embers or taking embers away if needed.

Nov 12, 2011

what a refreshing change from the standard s'more! The first time I tried it didn't go so well. After following the instructions they burned. So 10 minutes in the embers is just too much. A few minutes on the grate not directly over a flame works very well!!


11 Ratings

Aug 18, 2010

really really really good idea. Super simple. The cakes took no time at all to heat up in the coals, ours were very hot, I think I didn't even leave them on 3 minutes, as soon as you hear steam and bubbling, they're done... and the sugar on the foil caramelizes and it's a real treat when you're out in the middle of nowhere. Fantastic idea.

Jan 03, 2011

So good and so much fun!

Jan 03, 2011

Delicious! Thank you.

Aug 21, 2011

These were pretty good, but we didn't care to much for the smokey flavor. Do not put them in flames!

Jun 12, 2011

These were a big hit! I forgot the cherries and pecans when we went camping, so just made them without and they were gobbled up. Thanks for this great recipe!

Apr 17, 2013

I made one change--when I made the topping, I used 1/4 cup brown sugar, four tablespoons flour, four tablespoons butter and a quarter cup pecans. I sprinkled the topping over each individual "cake". I wasn't camping when I made this--the kids and I made this in the foil packets but baked them on a cookie sheet in a 350* degree oven for about 20 minutes. This was incredibly easy to assemble and it was a big hit with everyone, even the adults. I served each "cake" with a dollop of Cool Whip. Excellent "pantry" dessert.


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  • Calories
  • 301 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 139 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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