Sunday, November 4, 2012

Halloween Kitty Litter Cake

I have to admit, I was hesitant to eat this cake because it looks so dang realistic, but it was actually very tasty! And, surprisingly, it is rather easy to put together. You'll need to pick up an unused kitty-litter pan and scoop for effect, and this recipe:

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

Start by making both cakes according to their instructions in any size pan, then allow to cool completely. Also, prepare the pudding according to the instructions and then set aside to chill. Crumble sandwich cookies using either a food processor or in a ziplock with a rolling pin. Separate 1/4 cup of the crumbs to dye green.

Crumble the cooled cakes into a large bowl with 1/2 of the remaining cookie crumbs and enough of the pudding to moisten the cake. In the end, you don't want the mixture to be soggy. Spoon into lined kitty-litter box.

Microwave half of the tootsie rolls, then give them some realistic shapes (blunt ends, curves, etc.). Bury 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.

For more grossness, 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 as before. Spread them out, top with remaining crumbs, and serve with scooper for a super-gross, Halloween treat!