There are a number of explanations as towhy this cake is called ‘Watergate Cake’, but according to KraftKitchens, when the recipe for Pistachio Pineapple Delight Saladwas sent out, a Chicago food editor renamed it Watergate Saladto promote interest in the recipe when she printed it in hercolumn. The Watergate Cake took on the same name because it had”coverup” icing.
Recipe: Watergate Cake
1 (18.25-ounce) package white cake mix
1 (3.5-ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
3 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup club soda
Makes 12 servings.
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