Tuesday, November 21, 2006

If I Did It, This Is How I Baked It---Kitty Litter Cake!

What a load! While the media is busy patting each other on the back for NOT going forward with an extremely distasteful subject, book, and interview, allow me to add my humble yet more appropriate contribution. Grandpa on "The Simpsons" says it best when commenting on the state of the world---"In a handbasket!"

KITTY LITTER CAKE – adapted from Roseanne World
Ingredients:
1 pkg. German chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. white cake mix
2 large pkg. Jello French vanilla instant pudding mix, prepared
1 large pkg. vanilla sandwich cookies, crumbled and divided
a few drops of green food coloring
12 small Tootsie Roll candies

Equipment:
1 new plastic kitty litter pan
1 new plastic kitty litter pan liner
Large sheet of aluminum foil
1 new plastic kitty litter scooper
newspaper

Prepare cake mixes and bake according to directions, using any size cake pans. Allow to cool on racks.

Prepare pudding according to directions and chill until ready to assemble.

Crumble sandwich cookies in small batches in food processor, scraping often. Or place in ziplock bags and pound the heck out of them. Set aside all but about 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup cookie crumbs, add a few drops of green food coloring and mix until completely colored, resembling the little green flecks found in Johnny Cat or other similar cat litter.

When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble cakes into a large bowl. Toss with half the remaining white cookie crumbs and the chilled pudding. Very important step: mix in just enough of the pudding to moisten the cake. You don't want it too soggy. Combine ingredients gently.

Line a new, clean kitty litter box, letting the liner hang over the sides. Cover the bottom with a long sheet of foil. Place the cake/pudding/cookie mixture into the litter box. You may want to enlist the help of the kids for this step.

Put three unwrapped tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until soft and pliable, a few seconds at a time. Shape ends so they are no longer blunt, curving slightly. Repeat with 3 more Tootsie rolls bury them in the mixture. Sprinkle the other half of cookie crumbs over top. Scatter the green cookie crumbs lightly on top of everything.

Heat three more tootsie rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake, and toss around in the cookie crumbs. Spread remaining Tootsie Rolls over the top. Take one and heat until pliable, hang it over the side of the kitty litter box, sprinkling it lightly with cookie crumbs. My three cats seem to miss the box once in a while. To serve, place the box on top a sheet newspaper, set the scooper in the box, and sprinkle a few of the cookie crumbs around for a truly disgusting effect. The kids will love it!

2 comments:

mooncrazy said...

You are too funny. Get a camera, I'd love to see a pix of this one!

La Vida Dulce said...

I tried to upload the picture but it didn't work. Send me your e-mail and you can see how funny this cake looks.