The kitty litter cake has been around for quite a few years. I made one 7 years ago when my daughter was in 5th grade and hosted a Halloween party. Now she’s a senior in high school and asked me to make the cake again, only this time she was having a group of friends over for a bon fire. So if you want some gross Halloween party food, the kitty litter cake is always a hit! Only the bravest will actually try it, but those that do will giggle, laugh and then say “mmm!”.
So for those of you who have never eaten or made a kitty litter cake it’s basically just cake mix, pudding, cookies and Tootsie Rolls. Let’s get started shall we?
One of the main reasons this cake looks so real is due to the small amount of cookie crumbs that you will color with a little bit of green food coloring. This makes it look like the green chloraphyll in cat litter.
The cake itself is made up of two separate baked cake mixes, a chocolate and a white or yellow, crumbled up. Then there’s the entire package of vanilla sandwich cookies you’ll crush up too.
In a brand new kitty litter pan, you take the two cakes, half of the cookie crumbs, and then you’ll add a package of prepared pudding. Vanilla is the norm, but I used pistachio. Once it’s mixed up, you heat some Tootsie Rolls in the microwave to soften them and stretch them out to look like turds. Yum.
Then sprinkle the rest of the crumbs on top, then finish with the green crumbs. Add a few more turds and you’re done! have fun and Happy Halloween!
- 1 chocolate cake mix
- 1 white or yellow cake mix
- 1 large package vanilla instant pudding mix (I used pistachio)
- 1 package vanilla sandwich cookies
- Green food coloring
- 12-15 small Tootsie Rolls
- 1 new kitty litter pan
- 1 new Pooper Scooper
- Prepare cake mixes and bake according to directions (any size pans but 13×9 is easiest). Prepare pudding mix and chill until ready to assemble. Crumble sandwich cookies in small batches in food processor, scraping often. Set aside all but about ¼ cup. To the ¼ cup cookie crumbs, add a few drops green food coloring and mix using fingers until an even green color.
- When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble into the new litter box. Toss with half the remaining cookie crumbs and the chilled pudding. Mix in just enough of the pudding to moisten it.
- You don’t want it soggy. Combine gently.
- Put three unwrapped Tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until soft and pliable. Shape ends so they are no longer blunt, curving slightly. Repeat with 3 more Tootsie rolls and bury in mixture. Sprinkle the other half of cookie crumbs over top.
- Scatter the green cookie crumbs lightly over the top. (This is supposed to look like the chlorophyll in kitty litter.) Heat 3 Tootsie Rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake; sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Spread remaining Tootsie Rolls over the top; take one and heat until pliable, hang it over the side of the kitty litter box, sprinkling it lightly with cookie crumbs. Serve with new popper scooper.