The Kitty Litter Cake

Lauren and I made this about a year ago for her birthday, or near her birthday. If I recall it was a not so subtle "thanks for making me bring my own birthday treat to the office" for her work. Plus her birthday is April Fool's Day, so some humor was expected.

Anyhow I was going through an online photo album of mine and came across that picture. So I thought I'd share, since a cake like this is usually the kind of thing everyone says they want to make or tells people that a friend of a friend of a co-worker made one time. It may as well be listed on Snopes. Here was our effort to add to the Internet's anthology of Kitty Litter cakes:

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla sandwich cookies
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • 1 (12 ounce) package tootsie rolls
  • 1 brand new kitty litter box
  • 1 brand new kitty litter scoop
Directions Prepare cake mixes and bake according to package directions (any size pan).

Prepare pudding according to package directions and chill until ready to assemble.


Crumble sandwich cookies in small batches in a food processor, scraping often.

Set aside all but 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup add a few drops of green food coloring and mix.
When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 of the remaining cookie crumbs, and the chilled pudding. You probably won't need all of the pudding, you want the cake to be just moist, not soggy.

Put cake mixture into box. Put half of the unwrapped tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until softened. Shape the ends so that they are no longer blunt, and curve the tootsie rolls slightly so that they look like cat turds. Bury tootsie rolls randomly in the cake and sprinkle with half of the remaining cookie crumbs. Sprinkle a small amount of the green colored cookie crumbs lightly over the top.

Heat 3 or 4 of the tootsie rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle lightly with some of the green cookie crumbs. Heat the remaining tootsie rolls until pliable and shape like cat turds. Spread all but one randomly over top of cake mixture. Sprinkle with any remaining cookie crumbs. Hang the remaining tootsie roll over side of litter box and sprinkle with a few green cookie crumbs. Serve with the pooper scooper for full effect.

The cake is surprisingly good.

4 comments:

Rach said...

while the recipe definitely sounds tasty...I just can't get past the pictures....it looks too real

Sam said...

That Cake seriously creeps me out but I bet it's one tasty treat. I seriously have to show this around to my friends. Maybe, just maybe, I should make it and trick them into thinking it's real kitty litter. hahaha.


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lawineaux said...

The Kitty Litter cake definitely turns heads at parties. I have several cats, so there's no way I'd eat it.

Anonymous said...

I made this cake for a family birthday party. My brother made a sign for it that said, Kitty Sheet Cake. And yes, it was delicious!