Cow Patty Raspberry Fudge Cake

Cow Patty Raspberry Fudge Cake Recipe

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Lynn Dine


This is a recipe from my "the Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook" and Vicky Stegal contributed the recipe. This is meant to be cooked on the campfire/charcoals. I am sure you can switch to a 350 degree oven for baking and then melting chocolates for the ganache and glaze on top of the stove.


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10 Min
40 Min


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    3 cups sugar
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    3 cups flour
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    1 cup baking cocoa
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    1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
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    1 teaspoon baking powder
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    1 teaspoon salt
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    3 eggs
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    1 cup oil
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    1 1/2 cups hot water
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    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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    1 (12-ounce) package milk chocolate chips
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    1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
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    1/2 cup raspberry jam or jelly

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    6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, melted
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    1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
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    shaved chocolate and fresh raspberries for garnish

How to Make Cow Patty Raspberry Fudge Cake


  1. Grease and flour a 12”, deep Dutch oven, set aside. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients, set aside. In a medium bowl, mix wet ingredients. Stir well then pour into the dry mixture, and mix well. It will be runny. Pour into prepared Dutch oven and cover. Place the oven on 8 coals under the bottom and 16 on the lid. Bake 30 minutes, or until cake pulls away from the sides of the oven, or is done to the touch. Let cool 10 minutes in the dutch oven with the lid off; then remove from the dutch oven and cool completely.
  2. Use dental floss to cut the cake into 2 horizontal layers. Carefully remove the top layer and set aside.
  3. Make the ganache: Pour the milk chocolate chips into a 10 inch cast iron camp dutch oven and place over 5 coals. Stir the chocolate until it is melted and smooth. Let cool briefly and stir in the heavy cream and jam. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Spread ganache over the bottom layer and let ooze over the sides.
  4. Make the glaze: Wipe the dutch oven out, pour in the semisweet chocolate chips, and place over the 5 coals again. Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Let cool a little; stir in the cream and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Place the top layer of cake on the ganache-covered bottom layer and spread the glaze over top and sides. Garnish with berries and shaved chocolate.

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About Cow Patty Raspberry Fudge Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American

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