Kitty Litter Cake Recipe: Trust Me, It Tastes Better Than It Looks

Okay, I’ll admit, it’s not the most appetizing of titles for a recipe, and it’s definitely a gross looking cake. But let me tell you one thing I know for sure: cat lovers and kids LOVE this Kitty Litter Cake! And the Kitty Litter Cake recipe couldn’t be easier…although it will take you some time to put together.

I initially was given this recipe by a friend and made it for my grandma’s (she’s a huge cat lover) birthday. It was such a hit, that my niece asked for the cake for her birthday for three years in a row. It’s easy to make, and believe it or not, it’s pretty darn tasty, too!

As you can see, the Kitty Litter Cake recipe is served in a kitty litter box and served with a pooper scooper. I think (Dear God I hope!) it goes without saying that you will want to purchase a brand new litter box and scooper. Please tell me that goes without saying.

This Kitty Litter Cake recipe might not look very appetizing, but it tastes really good! If you know a cat lover, this is the perfect cake to make them! Kids love it too.

Kitty Litter Cake Recipe:

Trust Me, It Tastes A Lot Better Than It Looks

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  • 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
  • A new kitty litter box, any size (I bought the smallest I could find)
  • A new pooper scooper


  1. Prepare cake mixes and bake according to package directions (any size pan).
  2. Prepare pudding according to package directions and chill until ready to assemble.
  3. Crumble sandwich cookies in small batches in a food processor, scraping often. Set aside all but 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup add a few drops of green food coloring and mix.
  4. When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 of the remaining cookie crumbs, and the chilled pudding. You probably won't need all of the pudding, you want the cake to be just moist, not soggy.
  5. Line kitty litter box with the kitty litter liner. Put cake mixture into box.
  6. Put half of the unwrapped tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until softened. Shape the ends so that they are no longer blunt, and curve the tootsie rolls slightly. Bury tootsie rolls randomly 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.
  7. 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 all but one randomly over top of cake mixture. Sprinkle with any remaining cookie crumbs. Hang the remaining tootsie roll over side of litter box and sprinkle with a few green cookie crumbs. Serve with the pooper scooper.


Nobody ever wants to be the first person to dig into the cake…unless they’ve had it before. Then they know how good this Kitty Litter Cake recipe is! It’s a really good cake – try it and I can almost guarantee you’ll make it again.

Looking for my dessert recipes? I have many desserts here on my blog as well as on my board for Desserts on Pinterest.


  1. Sippy Cup Mom says:
    OMG, stop!!! I have to make this sometime! It looks disgusting! But sounds good! ;-)
  2. MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) says:
    Oh, my heavens...I think my hubby would actually like this cake (as far as taste!), as I made something similar to use up a brownie mix one time. I'm not sure he'd appreciate the humor, though. He's been on pooper-scooper duty since we first started trying to conceive, eons ago. I think this might just send him running for the hills! Thanks for the laugh, though! :)
  3. It's no secret that I am not a cat fan and this looks so gross, but I might just have to try it! :)
  4. Booyah's Momma says:
    That may be, simultaneously, the grossest and most intriguing dessert I have ever seen.

    That looks pretty darn realistic. I'll take your word that it's delicious, because I think I'd have a hard time eating that. :)
  5. The poop hanging over the edge just takes it to a whole other level of repulsive. Nice work.
  6. Ok, this is seriously the funniest cake I have ever seen LOL! I looks gross and I am not a huge cat fan being that I am allergic, but the ingredients sound really good, and because it is so gross looking I really want to make this for somebody just to see their reaction LOL! So freaking funny!
  7. Carrie Medford says:
    This is by far the craziest cake I have ever seen! I must try it !!! LOL Thanks for sharing!
  8. It just looks so gross!!! I'm sure it tastes awesome though.
  9. OH my. Trying to think of what or WHO this might be perfect for. Too funny. Thanks for linkin up.
  10. WTH am I Doing? says:
    I'm so thinking of doing this for Boo's 5th birthday party. He has a real fascination with poo.

    Plus? He's never tried *cat* poo. hehehe
  11. Sarah @ Cole's First Blog says:
    I'll just have to take your word for how good it is because 1) I don't bake and 2) I don't think I'd be able to eat something that looks that gross!
  12. Um, I am all for a crazy cake but this one might be too over the top.

  13. Funky Mama Bird says:
    I... I couldn't eat this. I'm sure it's delicious, but I it looks WAY too much like my cats' box and, and, and I think I'm going to go vomit a little now.
  14. The Zany Housewife says:
    As much as I love cake, that's just plain wrong. Although you just gave me a GREAT idea for next years April Fools Day. *maniacal laugh*
  15. Oh, this is classic....I have several people I could totally freak with this recipe!!

    Reminds me of how we always call Almond Roca "Kitty Roca".....
  16. OMG ithas been YEARS since I have heard of the kitty litter cake. I have never SEEN the kitty litter cake, and I am ROLLING!. Yep it looks like kitty litter. HAHAHAAAAA

  17. oh wow, I think it's a cute idea, but I just could not do it...

    riot of an idea, tho!
  18. that is a great cake - I am no cat lover but it would be perfect to take to a carry-in!!
  19. i have seen these cakes before, its so fun'1 my friend had one for their b-day and it actually tastes really good. Can't wait to see if my mom will actually make me one for my b-day!