How to make a litter box cake: what is the recipe?

Introduction: What is a Litter Box Cake?

Litter box cake is a unique dessert that looks just like a litter box filled with kitty litter. It is perfect for Halloween parties or any other event where you want to shock and amaze your guests. Despite its appearance, the cake is actually quite delicious and is sure to be a hit with anyone who is brave enough to try it.

The cake is made by baking two chocolate cake layers and then crumbing them up to create the litter. The litter is then topped with a vanilla pudding mixture and finished off with some strategically placed "poop" cookies. If you are feeling adventurous, you can even add a few gummy worms to make it look even more realistic. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make a litter box cake.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

To make a litter box cake, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 boxes of chocolate cake mix
  • 1 box of vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package of vanilla sandwich cookies
  • 1 package of tootsie rolls
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 large litter box (new and unused)
  • 1 plastic scoop
  • Wax paper

You can find these ingredients at your local grocery store or online. Make sure to follow the instructions on the cake mix and pudding boxes to ensure that the cake turns out perfectly.

Step 2: Bake the Cake Layers

Mix the chocolate cake batter according to the instructions on the box and pour it into two greased cake pans. Bake the cake layers in the oven until they are fully cooked and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake layers to cool completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 3: Make the Kitty Litter

Use a fork to crumble the cooled cake layers into small pieces. Add a few drops of green food coloring to make the litter look more realistic. Place the crumbled cake onto a sheet of wax paper and set it aside.

Step 4: Prepare the Cake Filling

Mix the vanilla pudding according to the instructions on the box. Once it has thickened, fold in a handful of the crumbled vanilla sandwich cookies. This will create the appearance of the litter being used.

Step 5: Assemble the Cake Layers

Place one of the cake layers into the clean litter box. Cover the cake layer with a layer of the vanilla pudding mixture. Add another layer of crumbled cake on top of the pudding, followed by another layer of pudding. Repeat this process until all of the cake and pudding has been used.

Step 6: Add the Kitty Litter Topping

Cover the top layer of pudding with the remaining crumbled cake. Use a plastic scoop to create indentations in the cake to make it look like a litter box that has been used. Place a few tootsie rolls around the top of the cake to create the appearance of poop.

Step 7: Make the Poop Cookies

Unwrap a few tootsie rolls and microwave them for a few seconds until they are soft and pliable. Roll them into small balls and shape them to look like poop. Place the poop cookies around the top of the cake to add to the realism.

Step 8: Add the Final Touches

Sprinkle a few more of the crumbled vanilla sandwich cookies around the top of the cake to create the appearance of more litter. You can also add a few gummy worms to make it look like they are crawling out of the litter.

Step 9: Tips for Serving the Cake

To serve the cake, make sure to use a brand-new litter box that has never been used for its intended purpose. You can also serve the cake with a plastic scoop to add to the authenticity. Make sure to warn your guests that the cake is not actually kitty litter before they take a bite!

Conclusion: Enjoy Your Unique Dessert

Making a litter box cake may seem like a daunting task, but it is actually quite simple. Follow these steps and you will have a unique and delicious dessert that is sure to impress your guests. Don’t be afraid to get creative and add your own personal touches to the cake.

Bonus Recipe: Vegan Litter Box Cake

If you are vegan, you can still enjoy a litter box cake by making a few simple substitutions. Use a vegan chocolate cake mix and vegan vanilla pudding mix. Instead of using tootsie rolls for the poop, you can make your own vegan chocolate truffles. Simply mix together some vegan chocolate chips, coconut milk, and coconut oil, and roll the mixture into small balls. Shape the balls into poop and use them to decorate the cake.

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Elise DeVoe

Elise is a seasoned food writer with seven years of experience. Her culinary journey began as Managing Editor at the College of Charleston for Spoon University, the ultimate resource for college foodies. After graduating, she launched her blog, Cookin’ with Booze, which has now transformed into captivating short-form videos on TikTok and Instagram, offering insider tips for savoring Charleston’s local cuisine.

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