Watergate Cake

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This recipe is for a classic cake that is not often made, and was given the name, Watergate Cake, for any number of reasons (myths, really). There is no definitive explanation for the cake’s name, but some pundits argue that the pistachio pudding that is part of the cake hit super markets at the same time as the Watergate scandal in the USA and the name just stuck. Whatever the real story is, you can be sure this is a fun, rich and sweet cake that everyone will enjoy.

This cake combines some unexpected ingredients like the pistachio pudding mix that turns this cake a light shade of green (but not unattractive). As well, lemon lime soda adds a tangy flavor to the mix. This particular recipe does begin with a commercial cake mix, although you could use your own. Other recipes also add more pistachios in the cake. Here, pecans are used, as well as shredded coconut. So this cake will be sweet, and have plenty of interesting texture throughout. It has a light and fluffy frosting made from powder whipped cream substitute that also contains more coconut and pecans. The cake is sprinkled liberally with chopped pecans and more nuts then chilled thoroughly before serving.

This is a great cake, and since it starts with a commercial mix, and uses plenty of commercial ingredients to make the job of putting it together simple and quick. Let your aspiring bakers try this one. It is a very special flavor and looks just gorgeous when it is completed. Head to the website and see what ingredients you need to buy to make this cake soon. Save it for a special occasion when everyone will be around to see the creation. All the “oohs” and “ahs” will feel great. Enjoy.Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, Shugary Sweets.

Nutrition Facts for: Watergate Cake From Shugary Sweets
Ingredients: White cake mix, oil, instant pistachio pudding, lemon lime soda, eggs, pecans, shredded coconut, Dream whip, milk.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 459, Calories from Fat 275, Total Fat 30.6g 47%, Saturated Fat 7.4g 37%, Cholesterol 33mg 11%, Sodium 705mg 29%, Potassium 137mg 4%, Carbohydrates 43.0g 14%, Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%, Sugars 24.3g, Protein 5.0g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 10%, Iron 9%

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