This kitty litter cake recipe has been around for quite a few years. I made one 10 years ago when my daughter was in 5th grade and hosted a Halloween party. A few years ago after she graduated high school she asked me to make the cake again, only this time she was having a group of friends over for a bonfire. 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!”.
Kitty Litter Cake Recipe
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?
If you need more ideas, check out all these awesome Halloween food ideas!
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!
Here’s some more Halloween party ideas for you:
- Monster Brownies
- Creepy Hand Luminaries
- Glitter Jack O’Lantern Treat Bags
- Halloween Treat Cups
- Bleeding Place Cards
- Witch Finger Cookies
- Ghost Brownies
- Halloween Candy Apples
Some fun things to add to your Halloween party!
- Jell-O shot syringes (for the grown ups)
- Labels for your soda bottles (with labels like truth serum, zombie virus, spider venom and more!)
- 20-foot giant hanging spider
- Brain gelatin mold
- Blood splattered tablecloth
- Glowstick bracelets
- Mist maker (for creating that smokey, misty look!)
Kitty Litter Cake
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- 16.25 ounce chocolate cake mix
- 16.25 ounce yellow cake mix
- 5.1 ounce vanilla instant pudding mix or pistachio, one large box
- 25 ounce vanilla sandwich cookies
- Green food coloring
- 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 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 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.
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Hilda Hickman` says
I have made and eaten the Kitty Litter cake for the past several years at Halloween. I have never had a bad reaction. My friends all have a great sense of humor so maybe that is the problem. If you can’t enjoy a good joke then forget about making or trying to eat the Kitty Litter cake.
The presentation was so good people couldn’t get past the looks 🤢.
The taste was absolutely tasteless & disgusting!
If you manage to be courageous & get past the looks; the taste will still make you spit it out 🤮
I normally carry the title of dessert queen 👸.
My reputation took a hard hit on this recipe.
This is the first time I watched more kitty litter dessert going in the trash than in anybody’s mouths!!
Amanda Formaro says
I’m sorry to hear that! I’ve actually never had anyone say it tasted bad before. Are you sure you followed the directions and didn’t make any substitutions?
This is always a huge hit with my coworkers. I don’t understand what Sherrie’s issue was but clearly she didn’t get the premise of the cake. The cake tastes great and the whole point of the cake is to get a response out of people. I hope her tarnished reputation has recovered. LOL
Thanks so much for sharing this recipe and for all the hard work you put into helping all of us. It does not go unnoticed. You are awesome!!!
P.S. For those that never received the lesson as a child, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” :)
Heidi F Oliver says
Need to post to refrigerate if you have an event the following day
Shelby, What I don’t get is why you felt you had to belittle someone who was giving an honest review based on her experience. Just because you thought the cake tasted good doesn’t mean that was Sherrie’s experience. That is the whole purpose of a review, to give your opinion based on your experience, not what you think the author or others want to hear! By the way your PS is BS! That childhood saying has no context when it comes to giving a review!
I’m a bit confused on how to serve it ???
I don’t see how crumbled cake can be cut into pieces .. do folks eat with a spoon after being served a ‘scoop’ full ???
Amanda Formaro says
Serve with a scoop and eat with a spoon or fork – the pudding makes the cake really moist. and while it can’t be cut, it does stick together