Summer time means spending more time outside and for our family it means eating outside too. During July and August I try to avoid heating up the kitchen since it is already so hot. We barbecue often and also cook in Dutch ovens.
I made some lemon blueberry muffins the other day and they were so delicious I decided to make it in cake form in our dutch oven for dessert. If you have never tried Dutch oven cake, you are missing out!
Getting briquettes to light without using a gallon of lighter fluid is near impossible. Plus, I hate using all those chemicals when it is for cooking food. I was so impressed the first time I used the HomeRight ElectroLight. I have partnered up with them again to show you how easy it is, and to giveaway one to one of YOU!
It heats up quickly. Then you aim it at the briquettes and the Electrolight will blow very hot air. In no time at all the briquettes are glowing! I actually put my older son in charge of this while I was inside mixing the cake up.
The recipe I used is from the blog Let's Dish.
Once the cake batter is in the Dutch oven, add half the coals to the bottom and the other half to the top. Also, maybe don't put your 14 year old son in charge of watching and checking the cake or he might get distracted and over cook the cake a bit. But if that happens, this recipe will still taste delicious. It is hard to mess up food in a Dutch oven, even Dutch oven cake.
What is you favorite summer time dessert?
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We cook outdoors two or three times a week - love it as it keeps kitchen cool. Great sounding cake!
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I actually don't do it too often, only about 3 times since it's just myself.
I don't cook much outside during the summer months, because it's so incredibly hot here. That's reserved more for Spring and Fall.
I never cook outside. The bugs bother me too much.
We cookout at least three times a week.
Being from Michigan, we love to take advantage of the outdoors especially in the Summer time. So we cook out quite often.
We camp a lot so.....yeah all the time :)
We try to cook out at least twice a week. Love sitting in the patio eating my favorite = s'mores!
We love cooking outdoors and experimenting with different recipes. This would come in handy.
I clicked over to Let's Dish for the recipe. We have fun cooking outdoors and spending time as a family. It's rare that we spend time inside except for winter.
We cook outside about 4 days a week. I love grilled food.
I cook outside at least once a day weather permitting
I cook outside at least once a week, if not more!
In the summer we cook out several times a week, this would be a wonderful tool to have. I hate messing around with the lighter fluid. Your cake sounds delicious!
We don't do much cooking outside in the summer since it's just way too hot where we live :-) But we do more in the fall!!
I cook outside as much as possible - usually at least 4 days per week.
I cook outside once a week.
I do not do it as often as I would like. It has been so hot here.
We cook outside a lot during the summer as long as it’s not unbearably warm,and as long as there isn’t a NO BURN BAN...
We cook outside about once a week.
We cook outdoors about 3 times a week all summer long!
We cook outside as much as possible during the summer.
Some times everyday. Hot here in south Florida.
At least 3 to 4 times a week
My husband grills or smokes outdoors, but we sometimes make s’mores over the fire pit. I haven’t really thought about making more in it though; great idea!
We cook outside at least twice a week.
Jennifer A Miller
We cook outside all the time but it is mostly just BBQing.
Every time. Who wants to heat up an indoor kitchen with an oven, not me!
We cook outside about 3-4 times a month during the summer months.
I have never tried this myself! It looks easy enough and I could ask my husband to give it a go, he's always game for new things! ;-)
The cake recipe looks yummy! I love the combo of lemon and blueberries! :-)
My son does all the Dutch oven cooking for our family. He camps and cooks out most every weekend.
Usually we grill a lot but it's been tooooooo hot lately.
We cook outdoors 3-4 times a week in the summer.
We cook outside all year long. This will be perfect to start the fire for my pizza oven.
I cook outside as much as possible
I cook outsied at least once a week
Not very often, only when we're at the in laws. This post brings back some great memories of my late Dad though. When I was little he used to make all kinds of cobblers in a dutch oven in the backyard, I remember him burying it then covering it with charcoal. I still use his cobbler recipe, only I bake it in a 9x13 pan in the oven. :)
We cook pretty much every night during the summer months on the bbq. I can't wait to try this yummy looking lemon blueberry cake
We usually cook out for family gatherings, but my daughter grills several times a week. I'm sure she'd love one of these from HomeRight. Thanks for the chance to win!
At least once a week
a couple times a month..
We try to cook outside as often as we can.
cook all the time in summer and winter. 4-5 times in summer 2-3 as it gets colder
I cook out about three times a week during the summer. Too hot to cook inside.
It all depends on the weather as to how much I cook out during the summer. During the extreme heat I will not cook out. But I cook out often if it is nice weather. I like to cook out all year long though, not just in the summer.
About 2 to 3 times a week .
We cook out about 3 times a week, the only times we don't is if we're away or if the weather isn't good for it.
We try to at least 2 or 3x a month!
My hubby grills outside several days a week during the summer months.
I try to cook outside at least once a month during the summertime.
At least 3 times a week. We love grilling he.
My husband loves to grill out. We do it at least once a week.
We love to grill!
At least 3 times a week!
We cook out at least once a week.
I cook out about six times during the summer.
I cook about 8 times during the summer.
Every month atleast in the summer
Once or twice a week.
I cook outside about 5 days per week. I have two types of grill, one propane and one charcoal so I switch it up. It is too hot to cook indoors.
Not too often. It's very hot outside.
It is really hit and miss. Sometimes often but other times not so much. It has been rain8ng a lot here.
1-2 times a week.
In the summer we cook outside a few times a week.
We cook outside all the time all times of the year!
I usually cook outside one times at weekend :)
Thank You for the chance!
We cook outside daily. My father in law loves dutch oven cooking. He also cooks out often.
we cook out all the time we live in FLorida so it is nice year round..
We go camping 5-6 times a summer.
Margaret S Porter
We cook outside at least two times a week.
I never cook outside.
We cook out at least twice a week if not more. . We love the being out doors.
Once or twice a week
We cook out about 2x a week during the summer
About every other weekend
almost every week
at least once a week
These look so good. Ty for the giveaway
We usually cook outside a couple times a week.