from Lifehacker by Alan Henry
Want a delicious campfire dessert? Once you’ve enjoyed the tasty insides of an orange, fill it with chocolate cake batter or your favorite mix, wrap it up in foil, and then place the package on the smoldering coals of your fire. In about a half-hour, you’ll have a delicious single-serving cake, ready to eat.
Just slice an orange off at the top, and hollow out the pulp on the inside (don’t waste it!) and fill the bottom about three-quarters the way with the batter. Wrap it up and make sure it’s resting on a spot of your campfire that’s away from any direct, intense flames so it can cook slowly. After about a half-hour, you’ll have a tasty treat.
The approach here is similar to the egg in an orange method we’ve covered before, but has the side benefit that the taste of orange actually goes well with chocolate cake.
Chocolate Cake Baked in an Orange | CHOW via BoingBoing
2 packs (3 oz) Raspberry jello
1 pkg unflavored gelatin (for extra firmness)
3/4 cup whipping cream
3 cups boiling water
15 drops green food coloring
100 flexible straws (or enough to fill your container)
Tall container (1 quart or 1 liter carton of milk)
Combine gelatin in bowl and add boiling water.
Let it cool to lukewarm and then add the whipping cream and 15 drops green food coloring.
Gather your straws (don’t forget to flex them out) and put them in the container. It’s important that the straws have a tight fit so the jello stays in the straws. For this reason, a 1 liter carton may be better; you will probably get longer worms since there is a tighter fit. If you have a bigger container, a rubber band around the straws is helpful. Or you could just add more straws to fill the container.
Add the gelatin mixture to the straw-filled container and let it set until firm.
There are multiple ways you can remove the worms from the straws. You can roll a rolling pin over the straws and squeeze them out or you can hold the straws over warm water. The worms will slip right out.
Recipe as seen Instructables.