Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Watergate Cake

Every year, when my husband was a child, his mom would make him Watergate Cake for his birthday. When I came into the picture almost 12 years ago, I took over the job of making him this moist, delicious treat each January 27th.

A few years back, I submitted this recipe to a local contest sponsored by Jell-O; submissions were required to use Jell-O pudding as an ingredient. I won first place! The prize was 2 free tickets to see a live Bill Cosby comedy show (because Bill Cosby and Jell-O pudding go hand-in-hand)!

Here is the winning recipe:


1 white cake mix
1 small box of instant pistachio pudding
1 cup of water
1 cup of 7-Up
2 eggs

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and beat together for 2 minutes.
Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350° until cake tester comes out clean, about 35-40 minutes.

*(I like it better in 2 round pans but baking time is different... I just bake for 30 minutes and then watch it and add minutes as needed. Also, if you make it a layered cake, I would double the frosting recipe)


1 pkg of Dream Whip (dry)
1 cup milk
1 small box of instant pistachio pudding

Beat until thick and holds a small peak (about 5 minutes)

***It never gets really fluffy thick and holds a meringue type peak. It just gets to be thick enough to "peak" a little peak that just holds it's shape more than doing the swooshy flippy peaky thing. It should be a spreadable frosting consistency***

Keep refrigerated.

1 comment:

Carly said...

I really want to try this cake! One of my favorite desserts is watergate so I bet it is fabulous as a cake!