Watergate Cake History

Bake at 350 degrees f 175 degrees c for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Jell o had introduced pistachio jello.

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Watergate Cake Gastro Obscura

7 up soda is added to the cake instead of water but you may use club soda sprite or a similar carbonated drink.

Watergate cake history. There are dozens of stories about the history of the watergate salad floating around the web. Watergate cake is a pistachio flavored bundt cake with pistachio frosting. We asked our archivist at kraft headquarters in northfield illinois to tell us the real story of the history of the watergate salad and heres what she had to say.

It comes from my grandmothers recipe box and im pretty sure she made it in the 1970s when the famous watergate scandal was happening. This easy watergate cake is made with pistachio pudding mix whipped topping and a cake mix. Watergate cake is a vintage cake recipe.

This recipe had me turning to google to find out the history behind the watergate cake with cover up icing. Pecans and coconut add flavor and texture to this classic cake. A box of cake mix instant pistachio pudding and crisco pure vegetable oil combine to make a super moist and tender bundt cake thats then covered in a pistachio flavored frosting.

Pour batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch pan. Watergate salad also referred to as pistachio delight or shut the gate salad or colloquially as green goop green goddess green fluff or green stuff is a side dish salad or dessert salad made from pistachio pudding the green part canned pineapple whipped topping crushed pecans and marshmallows. The way the story goes it was one of two items that were introduce by the makers of jell o and were popular at the time the watergate scandal took place.

However there doesnt seem to be any reason why this cake wouldnt bake equally well as layers or as cupcakes. Just keep an eye on the baking time as it will be less for either of these. It was called pistachio pineapple salad first and was marketed as a way to use the new pistachio jello pudding.

Because it was created and became popular at the same time of the nixon watergate scandal and the name just stuck. The original recipes for watergate cake call for the cake to be baked in a 9 x 13 pan which makes it easy as a one dish treat that can be iced right in the pan and served right out of it too. The same could be said of watergate cake a cosmic green dessert that allows you to indulge your sweet tooth along with your nostalgia for the break in that brought down a president.

Combine cake mix eggs oil soda drink and 1 box pistachio pudding. Watergate cake is a recipe that has been popular for years and has stood the test of time. I had to ask my mother about thisshe said the name stuck because.

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Watergate Salad Aka Pistachio Pineapple Delight The Mccallum S

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Watergate Cake Mom Loves Baking

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