Watergate Cake IV

Watergate Cake IV


"This cake recipe uses pistachio pudding mix in both batter and frosting for delicious cake take on Watergate salad."


servings 310 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 310 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.3g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 366 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine cake mix, eggs, oil, soda drink and 1 box pistachio pudding. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool completely.
  3. While cake is baking, mix 1 box pistachio pudding, whipped topping, and milk. Chill. Ice cooled cake with chilled frosting.
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  1. 34 Ratings


There were several Watergate Cake recipe's to choose from. I chose this one because it looked the easiest. The cake was very good, I took it to a BBQ. I would highly recommend DOUBLING the ic...

SO Good it will make you CRY! I mixed up some crushed pineapple into the frosting. I also mixed white frosting and pineapple and used that to frost between the layers, ohhh sumptuous! If you lov...

I don't know what I was thinking about when I made this cake. I thought maybe the pudding and the soda would make a difference.... There is no hiding the fact that this is a BOX cake. You will...

First, I agree with another reviewer that 3 eggs and 1 cup oil is just to much; I cut back to 2 eggs and 1/2 c oil. That being said does not change the fact that this cake is in need of help. I...

I lightened up the recipe by cutting oil back to 1/2 cup and substituting it with 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce and I cut back to 2 eggs. Was still moist and delicious.

My grandma has made this cake for just about every family birthday since I can remember. It is delicious. Keep it in the fridge if you can stop eating long enough to save some.

this was so good! I double the icing and had a little left over, I also took 1/2 big can of crushed pineapple, added some sugar and boiled it down. Then poked holes in my layers and put the pine...

Folks, this is an old recipe. I got it in the 70's and it was very popular for a while. It was called Watergate Cake because it had such a great cover-up (as you see, reviewers loved the topping...

Fantastic. Made it for a 1970's theme party. Make sure it refrigerates overnight. So moist. Did not have frozen topping so used heavy cream and omitted milk...added the pudding as the whipping ...