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Watergate Cake recipe

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

  • Preheat oven to temperature suggestedon cake mix box.
  • Blend together cake mix and instant pistachiopudding mix. Add eggs, vegetable oil, chopped walnuts, and clubsoda. Mix until blended, then beat for 4 minutes at medium speed.
  • Pour the batter into the greased and floured9 x 9-inch square pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool for20 minutes then turn out onto a serving plate.

    Makes 12 servings.

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    This simple cake recipe uses pistachio pudding mix and lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage to deliver a cake that is great for potlucks or family gatherings.

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