Campfire Cake

Young campers get a kick out of eating this miniature campsite. It's a fun dessert that starts with a chocolate cake mix.


Campfire Cake

by 2  people


add your rating
add a comment
Servings: 24
Prep Time: 1 hr
Recent Activity:
Ingredients
  • 1   package 2-layer-size 
    chocolate cake mix
  • 1  16  ounce can 
    chocolate frosting
  • 1   cup 
    chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1/3  cup 
    shredded coconut
  • 8   drops 
    green food coloring
  • 9   
    pretzel rods
  • 3  9 - 10  inches 
    plain, dried-tomato-basil, and spinach-and-vegetable flour tortillas
  • 9   
    candy pebbles
  • 1   cup 
    pretzel sticks
  • 2   
    red and orange rolled fruit leather, cut into strips
  • 1/2  cup 
    Spanish-style peanuts
  • 6   
    fresh rosemary sprigs
Directions
1.
Bake cake in a 13x9x2-inch pan according to package directions. Cool completely. Leave cake in pan and frost with chocolate frosting.
2.
Sprinkle chocolate cookie crumbs unevenly over cake as patches of dirt, keeping some areas uncovered. In a medium bowl, stir coconut and green food coloring until until coconut is desired color. Sprinkle over cake to make patches of grass.
3.
To make tepees, cut pretzel rods to 5-1/2 inches long; discard shorter pieces. Tie three rods together with clean kitchen string, 1 inch from their tops. Spread rods into a tripod shape and press ends into frosting on cake. Repeat with remaining rods. Cut tortillas in half. Keep one half of each tortilla, discarding remaining halves. For each tepee, place a tortilla half around a pretzel rod tripod. Secure each with a toothpick. Cut a 2-1/2-inch slit up the front of each tepee. Pull back flaps and secure each with a toothpick.
4.
For campfire, make a small ring of candy pebbles in front of tepees. Fill circle with some of the pretzel sticks, broken to fit in circle, and strips of fruit leather to resemble a campfire.
5.
Decorate the campsite with peanuts for pathways, remaining pretzel sticks for fencing, and rosemary sprigs for trees and bushes. Makes 24 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 301, Fat, total (g) 14, chol. (mg) 28, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 40, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 4, vit. C (mg) 1, sodium (mg) 335, calcium (mg) 50, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Add Your Review
 Articles
Gluten Free Cake with Honey and Almonds
... and make her a gluten free cake for Mother's Day. To make matters more complicated for my search, she...'s on a diet so I had to find something healthy. That's how I landed on this Flourless Honey Almond Cake..., which has just 234 calories per serving. Click here to get the flourless honey almond cake recipe Right... read more...
Dessert Tonight: Revisiting the Icebox Cake
...I have been a fan of the icebox cake, Better Than Robert Redford, for years. A dear friend of ours... read more...
Dessert Trend to Try: Mini Milk Chocolate Cakes
... favorite foods are adorable. Fortunately, you don't need a recipe specific to mini cakes to make them.... For example, I took this recipe for a milk chocolate layer cake to make individually sized treats. Use a... biscuit cutter or even a water glass to cut out circles from the baked cake, then layer them with frosting... read more...
how tos
Food Blogs We Love
see more blogs

shop our favorite products