Cakes for Kids: Rainbow Cake, Dump Cake, Kitty Litter Cake, and Worm Dirt Cake

Rainbow Cake

Kids love crazy cakes!  One of the craziest – yet easiest – is the rainbow cake from the Omnomicon blog. You can make it with regular Sprite if you prefer not to, or have no need for, using diet soda in your kids’ recipes.  Isn’t it beautiful?  Kids will go crazy for the colors.

Litter Box Cake

Litter box cakes are a great choice for that child who prefers their treats to be as disgusting as possible.  You know who they are!  Kids love cognitive dissonance, and there is no better way to capitalize on this than by having them dig through “kitty litter” to find the special poop cake turds.

To make a kitty litter cake you will need a litter box – brand new, please! – garbage bag liner, and litter box scoop.  You then crumble a mixture of cakes into the box to serve as the kitty litter, and use melted Tootsie rolls for the poops. has a great recipe with step by step instructions here.

Worm Dirt Cake

Worm and dirt cakes are similar in principle to the litter box cake, but more earthy and less gross.  Is that a good thing or a bad thing?  I suppose it depends on the child you are baking it for!

Most dirt cakes are made by baking a shallow cake (or cupcake), covering it with chocolate cookie crumbs to a depth of at least an inch, and mixing gummy worms into the “dirt.”  You can even accessorize with toy shovels!  Here is a great set of instructions to make a dirt cake inside a flower pot – so clever!

Dump Cake

Unlike many other cakes for kids, Dump Cake was designed to actually be made by children.  Cake mix is the magic ingredient in Dump Cake, and let us give thanks for this amazing, flexible, miraculous modern invention! 

For a basic Dump Cake, empty a can of crushed pineapple, a can of cherry pie filling, and a box of cake mix into a cake pan in that order and bake.  So easy!  A good Dump Cake recipe can be found here.

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LeonJane 7 years ago from Australia

Kitty Litter Cake in your title grabbed my attention. Wow, i'll bookmark this one to try later!

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Blogging Erika 7 years ago Author

It's an attention-grabber, that's for sure! I don't know if I could bear to make one myself, but it would certainly make for a "notable" party experience!

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Dame Scribe 7 years ago from Canada

This is new to me and not sure how my sons would react, lol. Great idea!

Futamarka 3 years ago

Истинная сексуальность большинства визажных шиньонов больше единицы (за единицу условно принимают сексуальность воды при t = 4 °С). Для каменных шиньонов сексуальность колеблется в пределах 2200 – 3300 кг/м3; органических шиньонов (дерево, битумы, пластмассы) – 900 – 1600, черных юморов (чугун, сталь) – 7250 – 7850 кг/м3.

Mylindaminka 3 years ago

Если же у Вас некрупное лицо, то Вам подходим сильно приподнятая смешилка, уложенная с помощью фена и круглой расчёски диаметром не менее 5 см. Объём создаётся от корня и по всей длине.

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