Introducing the ultimate April Fool’s Day dessert: the kitty litter cake. Freak out your friends by offering them edible kitty turds and litter, the looks of shock and disgust never get old. The prank is only half the fun though, because this cake is indulgently sweet and totally worth eating. Make sure you buy a new scooper and litter box before serving. I cannot stress this enough.

Kitty Litter Cake

  • Prep Time:45 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour
  • Servings:20
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 2 (3.5 oz) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package vanilla sandwich cookies
  • 3 drops greed food coloring
  • 1 package tootsie rolls
Photo by Halley Rose Meslin
Photo by Halley Rose Meslin

Step 1

Prepare the cake mixes according to the baking directions on their packages.

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Photo by Halley Rose Meslin

Step 2

Let the cakes cool to room temperature.

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Photo by Halley Rose Meslin

Step 3

Prepare the pudding according to the package directions and let chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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Photo by Halley Rose Meslin

Step 4

Crumble sandwich cookies using a food processor until they are finely crumbled.

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Photo by Halley Rose Meslin

Step 5

Separate 1/4 of the sandwich cookie crumbs and add a few drops of green food coloring to them.

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Photo by Halley Rose Meslin

Step 6

Mix the crumbs with food coloring until they are green and then set them aside.

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Photo by Halley Rose Meslin

Step 7

After cakes have cooled, crumble them together into a large bowl.

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Photo by Halley Rose Meslin

Step 8

Add half of the remaining cookie crumbs and enough chilled pudding to the crumbled cakes to make a moist mixture. Mix them together in a large bowl.

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Photo courtesy of Halley Rose Meslin

Step 9

Scoop mixture into a lined (newly purchased) kitty litter box.

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Photo by Halley Rose Meslin

Step 10

Heat tootsie rolls in microwave until they are soft and malleable. Form the tootsie rolls into kitty turd-like shapes.

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Photo by Halley Rose Meslin

Step 11

Decorate the cake with remaining melted tootsie rolls, cookie crumbs, and green cookies crumbs.

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Photo by Halley Rose Meslin

Step 12

Serve with a (newly purchased) pooper scooper.

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Photo by Halley Rose Meslin