Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Time Dessert!

Recipe Time!

Let's share our favorite Christmas Time recipes! Here is one of mine because it just looks so festive!

Watergate Cake

Directions for cake:
1 box white cake mix
1 box pistachio instant pudding (don't judge before you try it!)
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sprite or 7 up
3 egg whites
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Mix all ingredients well (4 minutes). Bake in 12 by 9in greased pan for 30-45 min at 350 degrees.  

Directions for icing:
1 box pistachio instant pudding
1/4-1 cup cold milk
1 (9 oz) box whipped topping mix
Nuts or Cherries (optional)   

Beat milk into instant pudding mix. Prepare topping mix according to instructions on the box. Pour into pudding mixture. Spread on cake and top with nuts or cherries (my favorite!). 

All the ingredients (plus you will need Vanilla!)

Mixing the cake ingredients....yummy, green!

 The cake in the oven!

It doesn't look green anymore!

I forgot to take a picture right after I iced it and before everyone ate it!
So this is what you get, a partially eaten Watergate Cake!
It was definitely a crowd pleaser! :)

Quiz Time!

Why is this cake named the "Watergate Cake"?

Hope everyone had a very Merry {Christ}mas! :)

Here is a little update on me!


  1. You look adorable!
    And... Why is it named Watergate Cake???

    Sending you Merry Christmas blessings and warmest wishes for the New Year...

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. First their was the Watergate Salad. it was created and became popular at the same time of the Nixon Watergate scandal and the name just stuck. It was called Pistachio-Pineapple salad first and was marketed as a way to use the new Pistachio Jello pudding. the name stuck because the salad was full of marshmallows, bananas and nuts and covered up with fluff - just like the Nixon administration. Everyone took it to parties and everyone was talking about the scandal. The cake is another item they would take. Nixon really liked pistachios. :) there is your history lesson for today! ;)