Lake Tahoe

This week we went to Wanderlust, a 4-day Yoga Festival in Northern Cali. We volunteered to get into the festival  We worked recycling aggressively with a group called Zero Hero. We camped near Lake Tahoe a couple miles from the festival, yes… we camped… and this is a baking blog… WE baked on the campfire!

Ladies & Gentlemen it happened. Believe this !

Two bad ass girls baked a CAKE on a campfire!

It took only two tries the first one  shown above a little too well done, shown below

the perfectly cooked cake.

It went from Pinapple Upside Down Cake to Peach Upside Down Cake because the 7-Eleven only had canned peaches. Hey, we’re in Tahoe practicing yoga all day, going with the flow…

This is where we went wrong the first time. We cooked the cake on the fire pit in a dutch oven , you gotta let the fire get super hot so give it a good hour before putting the cake in. The first time we cooked the cake according to the recipe, but way too long, obviously.

It made a good frisbee.

Coconut and Fresh Pinapple (or Peach) Upside Down Cake:

Cake :

1  1/3 cups of flour

¼ cups of sugar

1 ¼ tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. salt

½ cup of sweetened flaked coconut

2 large eggs


1/3 cup of butter

¼ cup of sugar

2 cups fresh pinapple chunks

1. Make batter. Whisk dry ingediants

then add the wet and mix.

2. Prepare the fire .

3. Make the topping : Line a 4 QT. Dutch oven with aluminum foil up the sides. Melt the butter in a dutch oven rotating to coat the sides sprinkle sugar on the bottom and scatter pinapple or peaches on the bottom of the pan then top with the batter.

4. Cook the cake rotating the pan every 5 minutes. Cook about 10 minutes take out to test with a knife.

After eating half of it ourselves. We brought the rest to the Girl Talk Concert we were volunteering at that night to share with all our new volunteer friends. They were pretty impressed.

I mean we were all kinda speechless.