(Prepare ingredients at home and store them separately for trip.) Packet 1 1/2 cup margarine or butter 3/4 cup oil 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 1/2 cups sugar
Packet 2 6 shelled eggs
Packet 3 1/3 cup powdered milk
Packet 4 4 cups flour 1 1/3 cups cocoa 2 teaspoons soda 2 teaspoons salt
Packet 5 1 cup dried cherries 2 cups chocolate chips
1 can fudge frosting 2 cups sour cream Water In a bowl, or to packet 1 add eggs, 1 cup water, 2 cups sour cream and powdered milk. Mix well, then fold in and mix dry ingredients (some lumps are OK).
Oil 16-inch Dutch and place oiled, empty can in center. Pour mix around can. Sprinkle cherries and chips on top.
For 16-inch Dutch, bake with 34 coals - 22 on top and 12 under. Bake 45 minutes, rotating 3 times. Then move all bottom coals to the top and bake 15 minutes more.
Frost with canned frosting.
From “River Otter - Handbook for Trip Planning,” by Maria Eschen of Boise.