Vintage Watergate Cake Recipe

Not Entirely Average

Watergate Cake is a delicious and easy-to-make pistachio cake with a creamy whipped frosting. This traditional cake is ideal for any occasion and is sure to impress your guests. Try this recipe today!

It’s moist and flavorful, offers a hint of pistachio flavor, and perhaps most texturally-pleasing to me, is that it’s served ice cold due to required refrigeration for the whipped cream frosting.


– cooking spray – all-purpose flour – box white cake mix – box instant pistachio pudding – lemon lime soda

Preheat oven to 350°F  (175 degrees C).


In a large bowl, combine a box of cake mix, oil, one box of pudding mix, soda, eggs, and if using, several drops of green food coloring.


Pour batter equally into prepared pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


In a separate bowl, combine the remaining packages of pistachio pudding mix, a cup of COLD milk, COLD heavy cream, and if using, several drops of green food coloring on high speed.


Place the completely cooled first cake layer on a cake plate.


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