Recipe by Linda's Busy Kitchen
This fun recipe for a Kitty Litter Box is great for Halloween parties, and will have everyone talking and tasting for sure, including the kids! Tastes GREAT and is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next Spooky Party! Cooking time does not include time baking cakes. Cook cake according to pkg. directions on box.
Top Review by Canada Goose
I made this cake for my child's grade 2 Hallowe'en party and it was a huge success. She has food allergies so I made it all milk and soy free. I did use 2 cake mixes-next time I will make a homemade cake instead because it is better quality but thankfully it was not too dry since we add the pudding. I crumbled ~1.5 cakes into the dish. I made a jello vanilla pudding mix (no cook) substituting coconut milk for the dairy and it was very tasty. For the kitty pooh, I could not use Tootsie Rolls so instead melted 1 cup of dairy-free chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of dairy-free margarine and then added 2 cups of confectioners sugar. I actually kneaded the sugar in to make chocolate clay which we then formed into kitty pooh. They tasted like large chocolate chips. This made far too much so next time I would half the pooh recipe. I used Arrowroot cookies for the cookie crumbs and it was worth dyeing half green to get the look of real kitty liter. The pudding made nice wet blotches in the litter and helped to bind it together. I also added yellow thin sprinkle pieces to give it some occasional crunch. I served it in the kitty tray with the scoop in it-very authentic. I supplied clear plastic cups and spoons for the kids to eat it from as it is an easy cake for young kids to spill. I think it will be a tradition!
- 2 (18 ounce) caramel flavored cake mix (Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe)
- 6 eggs (or as called for by your cake mixes)
- 2⁄3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mixes)
- 2 2⁄3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mixes)
- 1 (16 ounce) package vanilla cream-filled sandwich style cookies
- 1 (6 ounce) box chocolate pudding mix
- 12 -16 small Tootsie Rolls
- 1 new kitty litter box
- 1 plastic Pooper Scooper
- green food coloring
Directions See How It's Made
- Prepare cake mixes and bake according to directions on box, using 2 9x13" pans. Let cool completely.
- Prepare pudding mix according to package directions. Once cooked, cover bowl with saran wrap, and chill in refrigerator, until ready to assemble cake.
- Place Vanilla sandwich cookies in a heavy duty Zip-lock plastic bag, and roll with a rolling pin until cookies are crumbled.
- Set aside 1/4 cup of the cookie crumbs. Add a few drops green food coloring to the 1/4 cup crumbs, and mix with a fork.
- Remove the cakes from their pans, and crumble into a lg. bowl.
- Toss cake with 1/2 the remaining vanilla cookie crumbs, and the chilled pudding. You probably won't need all of the pudding.
- Mix gently with the cake crumbs until evenly moist.
- Put mixture into a NEW litter box that has been lined with plastic wrap.
- Unwrap the tootsie rolls. Place 3 of them in a microwavable dish, and heat on LOW until soft and pliable, checking every 30 secs. Taper the ends of the tootsie rolls, rolling them between your palms and curving slightly, to make them look like pieces of poop.
- Repeat with remaining tootsie rolls, heating them 3 at a time. Bury some of them and you can place a few on top too. Sprinkle some of the ones on top with cookie crumbs.
- Sprinkle the other 1/2 of cookie crumbs over top of the cake.
- Scatter the green cookie crumbs lightly over the top (this resembles the colored granules in some brands of kitty litter).
- Dip the scoop in the box, and your ready to scoop and eat!