Honey’s Halfling Pantry

Honey’s Campfire Chocolate Cake
Thanks to Mistress Lowe for letting me try this at school. It works and it is actually really yummy. Just don’t do what I did, and make sure the lid is ON the dutch ovenny thingumabob before you put the charcoal in. Otherwise the cake tastes yucky, and no-one wants yucky cake!
Make sure you have these bits and pieces ready!
Step One (Remember these are step one things, don’t mix them with step two or you’ll just get confused. Then you’ll have to throw everything away (or let me eat it…..Yummy!!!) and start again!
1 Cup Plain Flour
3/4 Cup Sugar (YEY! ALL THE SUGAR!!!)
3 Tablespoon Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt (I know, salt in cake! Sounds yuk, but it’s not!)
Step Two
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
4 Teaspoon Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
Wet Bits
1 1/4 Cups Hot Water
1/2 Cup Milk
1/3 Cup Butter (Melt it first, or you just get lumpy yuk-yuk)
1 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract (Apparently you can use essence too, but I don’t know the difference. All I know is that sometimes Mistress Culpeper smells a bit like this stuff!)
Pour the dry stuff from step 1 into the greased Dutch oven. Melt 1/3 cup butter. This can be done over a charcoal chimney or a camp fire. Pour in the 1/3 cup melted butter.
Pour in 1/2 cup milk and 2 tsp vanilla extract. Mix these ingredients really really well and spread it out evenly across the bottom of the Dutch oven.
Next mix all the ingredients from step 2 and pour over the top of the cake mix. Spread it out all nice and pretty like. Do not stir or mix it in. That’s very important because we want the yummy and the gooey not to get mixed up. If you do mix it up by accident., donate the mix to my belly, and start again (or just y’know – cook it and see what happens). Pour 1 1/4 cups hot water over the contents of the Dutch oven. Again, do not stir or mix this. Place the lid on your Dutch oven.
Go somewhere nice and safe, and don’t burn the grass or the Queen will get mad at you! Place 7 hot charcoal briquettes in a circle with one of them in the middle.
Plonk your Dutch oven over the top of them. Place 14 hot charcoal briquettes around the top of the Dutch oven and evenly distribute them. DON’T USE YOUR HANDS TO MOVE THEM, THEY ARE HOT!!!! (And also they can burn holes in school-shorts and get you put in detention!)
Cook for 35-40 minutes. Check the cake after 35 minutes. Poke a toothpick or stick, or younger pupil into the cake and pull it out. There should be no cake mix stuck to the tooth pick/stick/pupil.
The cake is now done. Remove the lid using a Dutch oven lid removal tool and then remove the Dutch oven from the heat. Let the cake rest 15 minutes then get it in bowls.
As you serve each piece there will be chocolate gooey yumminess in the pan underneath. Spoon this on the top of each dollop of cake.
Then eat it all! Yum Yum!
Oh and bring me some too! I love cake!
Yey Cake!!!!!!
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Love – Honey xxx