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Watergate Cake I Recipe

Watergate Cake I

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"If you like pistachio pudding, you will like this cake."

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Combine the cake mix, 1 box of the instant pistachio pudding, the vegetable oil, club soda, eggs, and 1/2 cup of the chopped walnuts. Stir until just combined and pour into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Let cake cool then frost.
  4. To Make Frosting: Beat the milk into the remaining box of pistachio pudding. Prepare topping mix according to package directions. Fold into pudding mixture. Spread over top of cooled cake and sprinkle with walnuts and maraschino cherries.
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Mar 09, 2009

I always think of this cake around St. Patrick's Day. It's hard to tell from the picture but it's a light green from the pistachio pudding. I omit the walnuts and the frosting and add mini chocolate chips. Also, I only use the amount of oil that is called for on the back of the cake mix box. One cup of oil would have been way too much. Quick, easy and very moist.

Jan 28, 2006

ease of preparation, inexpensive ingredients make this a great cake! I love to stock up on those cake and pudding mixes when they are on sale...this is a MUST DO CAKE!!! My co-workers raved and raved over this. The frosting is delicious! I used store brand mix instead of dream whip and it came out just as nice. It is soo incredibly fluffy and great tasting. It looks so pretty too with the cherries on top. I wouldn't change a thing....this is a great recipe. Give it a try! Sooo wonderfully moist too.

Jun 13, 2008

omg! this is such a good recipe. I like this better as cupcakes, they turned out better for me :)

Dec 12, 2005

I made this for my office Christmas party and everyone LOVED it!!!

Jul 21, 2003

I was looking for a recipe I had many years ago, and this one was similar. Excellent!

Aug 17, 2008

This cake was simple to make and it taste great. I made it for my Mom, Grandma, and Aunties for Mothers Day and they were raving about it. This is one cake I'll definitely make again.

Aug 29, 2002

I really enjoyed this cake. It was very moist and the frosting was yummy. I would definitely make it again.

Dec 06, 2008

I absolutely loved this. I was looking for something to use with pistachio pudding mix and found this. Had to try it. Thanks for sharing.


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  • Calories
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 271 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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