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Quick Camping Pineapple Cakes

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"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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25 m servings 301
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 cakes)


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  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.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 301 calories; 6 60 4 57 139 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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 ...

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 stea...

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 "ca...

So good and so much fun!

Delicious! Thank you.

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

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!

A total hit with the grandkids and a nice change from somore's