Friday, March 15, 2013

Modified Kitty Litter Cake = FUN

We all know that the kitty litter cake is a über fun cake for halloween! But you can easily modify it for other occasions.

What you will need:

  • a sponge cake
  • a chocolate cake

  • 1 package (200g) of cookies with chocolate chips
  • OR
  • 1 package (200g) of cookies with vanilla filling

  • green food colouring (when making it in kitty litter style)
  • 5dl vanilla sauce (I have used lactose free vanilla sauce available in Finland)
  • 6-12 chocolate candy bars (I prefer these choco bars available in Finland)
  • a kitty litter box (unused!!) or some kind of other container ^__^
  • a pooper scooper (unused again :P ) or a little plastic shovel of some sort
You can use other recipes for the cakes but here are the ones I usually use:

Basic Sponge Cake

4 eggs
2 dl sugar
1 dl flour
1 dl potato flour
2 ts baking powder

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Grease the cake pan(diameter about 26 cm). Use a electric mixer to mix together eggs and sugar into a light foam. In a separate bowl combine the flour, potato flour and the baking powder. Mix the flour mixture carefully into the egg and sugar foam. Pour the batter in a greased cake pan. Bake in the lower part of the oven for 40 minutes.

Delicious Chocolate Cake

200 g dark chocolate (at least 44% cocoa)
200 g butter (unsalted)
200 g sugar
4 eggs
1 ts baking powder
1 dl flour

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Grease the cake pan (diameter 20-24 cm). Melt the chocolate and butter in a sauce pan over a low heat (stir stir and stir so the mixture wont burn). In a separate bowl use an electric mixer to mix the eggs and sugar into a thick light foam. Use one more bowl to mix the flour and baking powder. Combine the egg and sugar foam with the flours stir it gently. Add the melted (and cooled) chocolate and butter mixture and keep mixing it gently. Pour the batter in a greased cake pan . Bake for 15 minutes. If you want the cake to be a mud cake bake only for 10 minutes.

While the cakes are cooling crush the cookies (choco chip or vanilla filling). Add few drops of green food colouring in the crushed cookies and mix. After the cakes have cooled take a large bowl and crumble the cakes in the bowl. Add the vanilla sauce in the cake mixture. Take about 1/3 of the cookie crumbs and add them in the cake and vanilla sauce mixture. Put the cake "mush" in the kitty litter box. Put half of the chocolate bars in a microwave safe dish and heat until softened. Bury the soft bars randomly in the cake and sprinkle the cake with the remaining cookie crumbs. (Kitty version) Heat the rest of the choco bars and modify the shape of the bars -> poo style! Place on top of the cake :D 

If you are able to restrain yourself the cake will taste awesome after spending one night in the refrigerator!

Here is the kitty litter style cake (couldn't find a pic of the one I made but here's one from Brookage

Here's the version I made for my husbands 30th B-day with a little drum kit on top. I didn't use the green food colouring here.

I've also made this so that there was a little pink tractor on it :) Only your imagination is the limit!

Have fun times baking!

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