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Campfire cake in an orange shell with whipped cream on top
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4.12 from 9 votes

Campfire Cake in Orange

This Campfire Cake in Orange is a fun cake to make while camping or at home in the oven. The orange keeps the cake extra moist while adding a touch of flavor and creating a stunning presentation!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: campfire cake, campfire cake in orange shell
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 391kcal
Author: Cindy


  • 15 oz white cake mix one box
  • vegetable oil called for on cake mix box
  • eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 6 large oranges navel oranges recommended
  • 4 oz whipped cream
  • colored sprinkles optional decoration


  • Prepare a campfire until you have glowing embers. If using an oven or grill, preheat to 350°F.
  • Using a sharp knife, carefully slice off top inch off the oranges. Then scoop out the insides to a bowl (see note).
  • In a medium bowl, prepare cake batter according to the package instructions.
  • Spoon the batter into the oranges until 2/3 full. Wrap each orange in aluminum foil and place top-up 3-4 inches from your campfire embers, or in the your preheated oven or grill.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until a cake tester or skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Remove from the heat to allow to cool for 5 minutes. The carefully unwrap the foil.
  • Add optional whipped cream and sprinkles before serving.



  • This recipe does not require the orange flesh, which you can use in another recipe or to make juice. Note: you can remove the flesh one day ahead of time.
  • Variation: This recipe also works with chocolate cake mix.


Serving: 1orange | Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 2mg