WATERGATE CAKE – The Southern Lady Cooks

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This Watergate Cake is a vintage recipe that your family will love. Made with pistachio pudding, it’s perfect for spring and summer gatherings.

Watergate Cake - Vintage Recipe

If you’re a pistachio fan, you definitely need to make the classic pistachio. watergate salad! It can add a great accent to any holiday. Some people call it “green stuff.”

❤️Why I love this recipe

This cake is made from cake mix, so it’s super easy and comes together in no time. We love the combination of pistachio and coconut. It goes together very well and the cake is very moist. Then add cold whipped frosting and you have a delicious dessert. It’s so cute and perfect for Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, and Mother’s Day.

🍴Main ingredients

  • white cake mix
  • Vegetable oil
  • instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 7 up soda
  • egg
  • sweetened flaked coconut
  • toasted pecans
  • matte
  • milk
  • instant pistachio pudding
  • thawed cool whip
  • sweetened flaked coconut
  • toasted chopped pecans

As you can see from the ingredients list, you’ll need two packs of pudding, and you’ll use coconut and pecans for the cake and frosting.

🍽️How to make it

This cake is so beautiful and although it looks like you spent hours in the kitchen, it comes together very quickly.

cooking procedure

step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oil, pudding, eggs, and 7-Up with a mixer on medium speed. Once mixed, add the pecans and coconut. Pour into two greased 9-inch cake pans and bake for 35-40 minutes or until baked. Let cake cool completely before frosting.

Step 2
For frosting:
Combine pudding and milk and stir until slightly thickened (usually about 2-4 minutes). Fold in Cool Whip. Spread frosting on the first layer of cake, then spread frosting all over the cake. Press the coconut and pecans into the frosting and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve chilled.

Watergate Cake - Vintage Recipe

⭐Tips

Cake mix sizes have changed over the years, but this recipe works. We prefer white cake mix, it makes the cake more beautiful. In a pinch, you can use yellow cake mix.

similar cake

We love the simplicity of this cake. But it’s also delicious! Anyone would think these cakes were made from scratch.

  • tangerine cake – This cake is made similarly and is a classic that has been around for a very long time. He is one of the most popular products for a reason.
  • old fashioned snowball cake – This cake is made using angel food cake, it’s easy and delicious. A great addition to any Christmas.
  • coconut cream poke cake – If you love coconut, this cake is a must-make. It’s simple and always popular.

pistachio recipe

If you love pistachios, be sure to check out this recipe!

  • pistachio cookies—This cookie has pistachios and white chocolate chips, which I immediately knew were a great combination.
  • Pistachio cake with lots of nuts – This cake is also made with a mix and is delicious. It was an experiment with great results.
  • watergate salad– There’s a reason this classic shows up at holiday gatherings every year. The best fluffy salad.

❓Frequently asked questions

Can I use ginger ale in place of 7-up?

Yes, of course you can. You can also use Sprite or club soda.

Can it be made in a 9X13 pot?

Yes, that should work. You may need to adjust the baking time, so please keep an eye on it.

storage

This cake must be stored in the refrigerator. I store it in a cake container.

serving size

Depending on the thickness of the slices, this cake will serve approximately 8-10 people.

watergate cake

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This vintage Watergate cake is made with cake mix and instant pistachio pudding. Very classy and perfect for spring/summer gatherings. Perfect for Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, and Mother’s Day.

Preparation time 15 minutes

cooking time 40 minutes

Four time

total time Four time 55 minutes

course cake, dessert

cooking American

  • 1 white cake mix box
  • 3/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 Instant Pistachio Pudding Mix 3.4oz Packet
  • 1 cup 7 up soda
  • 3 big eggs
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans

matte

  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Instant Pistachio Pudding 3.4 oz packet
  • 8- ounce cool whip unzipped
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans

For cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oil, pudding, eggs, and 7-Up with a mixer on medium speed. Once mixed, add the pecans and coconut. Pour into two greased 9-inch cake pans and bake for 35-40 minutes or until baked. Let cake cool completely before frosting.

We keep this cake in the refrigerator. Just place it in the cake carrier.

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