Dutch oven Alaskan Blueberry cake from Scratch

Alaskan Blueberry Cake from Scratch: Dutch Oven or Indoors

  • Author: Janet Bowman
  • Prep Time: 20 min.
  • Cook Time: 30-40 min.
  • Total Time: 50-60 min.


A moist cake packed with blueberries (or a combination of your favorites) cooked in a Dutch oven outdoors, or 9×13″ pan indoors.



For the Cake Batter

  • 1/2 c. + 2 Tbsp softened Butter
  • 3/4 c. White Sugar
  • 1/4 c. Brown Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1  1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 c. Milk
  • 1/2 c. Applesauce
  • 2 c. Flour
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/21 Tbsp. Lemon Zest (optional)
  • 6 c. Berries fresh or frozen thawed (blueberries or add raspberries, blackberries, strawberries etc.)
  • Powdered sugar (optional)


Light up ~ 25 coals for Dutch oven or pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

To make the Batter

  1. In a large bowl, cream together softened butter, sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs 1 at a time.
  3. Then add vanilla, milk and applesauce.  Whisk together until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt; mix together.
  5. Fold flour mixture into wet ingredients; combine taking care not to over mix.
  6. Fold berries and lemon zest into batter gently to avoid over crushing fruit.
  7. Pour cake/berry batter into greased 12 inch Dutch oven or 9×13″ pan
  8. For Dutch oven, place 7 coals on bottom and 18 coals on top.  Bake for ~ 40-45 minutes, but start checking at ~ 20-25 minutes.
  9. For conventional oven, bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
  10. Remove and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.


  • Top with additional fresh berries, whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or rum sauce if desired.
  • If berries are particularly tart, prior to mixing with batter coat them with a little white sugar and allow to stand ~ 10 minutes.
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Dutch oven

Keywords: Alaskan blueberry cake, Dutch oven cake, mixed berry cake, cake recipe from scratch