Camp Fire Recipe: Fresh Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Yes, you can eat cake for breakfast. While I would not recommend doing this every day, it is a wonderful and tasty treat for a special occasion or surprise breakfast.

Camp Fire Recipe:  Fresh Blueberry Breakfast Cake


Cake Ingredients

Liquid or spray oil

2 cups of all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

¾ teaspoon of salt

10 Tablespoons of unsalted butter

1 ½ cups of granulated sugar

1 ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 large eggs

¾ cup of milk

1 ¾ cups of fresh blueberries

Topping Ingredients

8 Tablespoons of unsalted butter

¼ cup of all purpose flour

½ cup of granulated sugar

½ cup of packed, light brown sugar

¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Pinch of salt



  1. Build a fire to prepare the coals.
  2. Take a 10 inch Dutch oven and lightly grease it with liquid or spray oil.
  3. Line the Dutch oven with parchment paper.
  4. Take the cake butter out and let it warm up to room temperature.
  5. In a small bowl, add flour, baking powder, and salt from cake ingredients. Stir.
  6. Once the cake butter is room temperature, place in a medium bowl along with sugar and vanilla.
  7. Beat ingredients in step 6 until the mixture is creamy.
  8. Crack one egg, and beat. Repeat until all the eggs are used.
  9. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients and beat. Add 1/3 of the milk and beat. Repeat until all the dry ingredients and milk is used up.
  10. Continue to mix until the batter is smooth.
  11. Stir in the blueberries.
  12. Gently pour into the prepared 10 inch Dutch oven.
  13. Place lid on Dutch oven and move to a heat resistant surface.
  14. On the heat resistant surface, make a circle of 16 prepared coals.
  15. Put Dutch oven on this prepared coal circle.
  16. Take 10 coals and arrange them on the rim of the lid.
  17. Add 6 coals to the center.
  18. Bake for 30 minutes.
  19. Cut topping butter into small pieces and place in a small bowl.
  20. Add the remaining ingredients.
  21. Mix the ingredients with your fingers.
  22. Once the 30 minutes is up and the cake is set, remove the lid and sprinkle with topping.
  23. Cook for another 25 to 30 minutes.
  24. After the time has passed, check for doneness by pushing a knife through the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it is done. On the other hand, if it is doughy continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
  25. Once done, knock off the coals from the lid. Remove the Dutch oven from the coal circle. Allow the cake to cool completely before removing from the Dutch oven.

To serve, lift the cake out of the Dutch oven by its parchment paper.