Come along while we make the perfect Halloween gross-out cake.
Kitty Litter Cake. It's a trick and a treat all tied into one. Get it? Get it?!
Oh myyyyy meeeeeow.
I was at a party years ago where a Kitty Litter Cake was served. The hostess, all bubbly and bright, was snort-laughing the whole night about it. I couldn't eat a thing on her table. The mere thought of a cake that looks like kitty litter – served in a kitty litter box with a kitty litter scoop – well….I…..just…..there are no words.
But I'm always up for a little fun, so I willingly dove into the task of recreating the source of my lost appetite. Once it was finished, a friend stopped by and I showed him the cake.
"You are kidding. That is awful." He peered over the cake, nose upturned, "You actually molded cat poo. It looks so…..real."
And real it does look. There's no getting over the fact that this easy cake, while disgusting, is wildly clever and horribly true-to-life. In short, it's the perfect gross-out cake for Halloween!
With an entire Kitty Litter Cake sitting in my kitchen, killing the appetites of the four children who came home and refused to touch the thing, we decided to secretly ding-dong drop the cake at my cat-loving sister's house. We watched snort-giggling from the car as her husband opened the door, looked down on the doormat, and discovered…a box of kitty litter. He looked up, he looked down, he looked around. Watching him trying to decide whether he should pick up the kitty litter and take it inside, or just leave it on the steps…well that moment may have been entirely edible!
Love it or loathe it, now you can have one of your own. Here's how to make your own Kitty Litter Cake in a few quick and easy steps:
Bake two Betty Crocker yellow cakes, let those babies cool, then dice 'em into bite-sized cubes and toss them in your (brand new and very clean) kitty litter box.
In a stand mixer or large bowl, beat together whipped topping, Betty Crocker buttercream, and vanilla pudding mix. Pour it on top of your cake.
Grab two boxes of vanilla sandwich cookies. Crush 'em up.
Sprinkle half on top of your cake mixture and use a spatula to kind of smooth it all together, pressing the top down where needed to make a flattened base for the top of your cake.
Sprinkle your remaining cookie crumbs up top to create the look of kitty litter.
Grab a bunch of Tootsie Rolls and zap them in the microwave until they're softy. Start rolling them between your fingers to make kitty droppings. Try not to gag or giggle so much that you need your own bathroom!
Place your droppings on the cake. Nab a (brand new and very clean) kitty litter scoop and you're ready to share your cake with the masses.
Oh, for the love of Halloween gags!
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on her profile to see what she cooks up next!