Today we’ve got a guest recipe by the lovely girls over at Oh So Delicioso, welcome ladies!
Oh So Delicioso is a cooking experience comprised of six awesome friends who bring their passion for food to their blog each and every day. Doling out tips and advice, best gadgets and gear, it’s the perfect landing spot for the newbie home cook to a party throwing veteran chef. Today they’re sharing the perfect mobile dessert for your next bonfire!
All you need is a boxed chocolate cake, some hollowed out oranges, Nutella, and an open flame…
Because any foodie is a friend of ours, here’s what we learned about the Oh So girls!:
“Our vision of an extraordinary meal, party, or holiday usually entails more than the food in our bellies. And we know yours does too. We also know that you have questions about the difference between olive oil and canola oil, and how your mom gets her muffins so dang fluffy (don’t even think about overmixing!).
Want to know what kitchen utensils we’re diehards about? Need a recipe card, or muffin printable for your party of the year? We have it. We love food around here. We love how it brings people together. We love how it leaves you fulfilled (and keeps you from getting ‘hangry': the irritability and/or anger one experiences when hungry).
We love how creating a decadent chocolate cake for an intimate gathering of friends satisfies so much more than a food craving. We love providing natural, healthy meals for our families. We love picking the place settings, designing the recipe handouts, and seeing our kids’ faces light up as they build their masterpiece lunch, ‘Ants on a Log’ (while we secretly re-live some of the magic from our own childhood).”
We are right their with you girls! Some people eat to live, we live to eat, and it sounds like you do too. Welcome home.
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Keep reading for the recipe!
1 box chocolate cake mix
2. Mix up your cake batter according to box directions. Place an open gallon size ziplock bag in a tall cup, folding the extra bag down over the edges of the cup. Fill the bag with your batter, take out of the cup, and zip the bag. Snip a 1/2″ hole in one bottom corner to make a cheap, disposable piping bag.
3. Pipe the orange peel cups with batter until they are about 2/3 full, and replace the orange peel top back onto the orange.
4. Lay out a double layer square of foil onto the counter. Place the orange into the middle, and bring the edges of the foil up so that all four corners meet at the top of the orange, forming it tightly around the orange. We did all of ours this way so that we knew which way was upright and we didn’t inadvertently place them upside down during transport (because we all know that’s something we would do).
5. The baking is the key here to a beautiful, light, airy cake. You want low, indirect heat for about 20-30 minutes. We cooked our tinfoil dinners with charcoal, and after the coals had cooled slightly, I placed them on the edges of the coal to cook nice and slowly. You got to muster up patience here people. Patience.
6. Check your oranges after 20 minutes, the top of the cake should look completely cooked and fluffy (not to mention, smell divine!). The orange will also feel rather light. Keep them on longer if you’re not sure they’re done, the moist oranges make it pretty difficult to overcook these.
7. Once they’re done, pop off those orange tops and smother it with Nutella. That is always the right answer. Of course!
8. Use a spoon and dig in. Other than the moist, Nutella-topped chocolate cake laced with a hint of citrus, wanna know the best part? Throw the wrapper back in the fire, it’s completely biodegradable!