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    Watergate Cake

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    1 hr 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr

    Tarynne's Note:

    This is a cake my grandma use to make when I was younger. She would leave coconut off a portion of the cake for me. I don't know why they call it watergate cake.

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    • 1 (18 ounce) package white cake mix
    • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
    • 3/4 cup oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
    • 1 cup carbonated lemon-lime beverage




    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Spray 2 layer cake pans or a tube pan with cooking spray.
    3. 3
      Mix cake ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
    4. 4
      Pour into cake pans.
    5. 5
      Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 - 60 min.
    6. 6
      Knife will come out clean when done.
    7. 7
      Meanwhile mix powdered sugar with just enough lemon lime soda to make a paste.
    8. 8
      Spread Glaze on cake while hot.
    9. 9
      Prepare frosting.
    10. 10
      add pudding mix dream whip& milk in a mixing bowl mix till peaks form.
    11. 11
      Frost cake when it has cooled.
    12. 12
      sprinkle with nuts& coconut if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 18, 2002


      We really loved this cake! I made it in a bundt pan and it was done in 45 minutes. I really wondered about the glaze and a frosting, but it works great. Everyone loved it! This one is a keeper! Thanks to Tarynne!

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    • on March 22, 2002


      Mmmmmmmm.... this was a really good cake. I substituded applesauce for oil and 6 egg whites for 3 eggs. My husband and I really like everything but the frosting. I think next time I will use store bought coconut icing or plain white icing and sprinkle with coconut flakes. This would be a great St. Patrick's Day or Easter cake. Also... could be my oven, but I only needed to cook it for 45 minutes.

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    • on November 21, 2007


      This recipe is also like my mothers. I omit the nuts and also found the 45 min. bake time was all that was necessary. I aded 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch to the whipped topping to give it more of an icing look with the coolwhip taste. Yummy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Watergate Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (2256 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 5141.2
    Calories from Fat 2589
    Total Fat 287.7 g
    Saturated Fat 50.1 g
    Cholesterol 702.8 mg
    Sodium 4345.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 586.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.7 g
    Sugars 424.2 g
    Protein 69.9 g

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    instant pistachio pudding mix

    instant pistachio pudding mix

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