For many of you who may never have heard of the Watergate incident, that's probably because it may have happened before you were born and you were looking out the window in history class, instead of paying attention to the teacher. In 1972, five men were arrested for attempting to break into the headquarters of the DNC at the Watergate office complex in Washington D.C.
'Behind every cloud is a silver lining,' they say, and this particular silver lining is the recipe for the Watergate Cake, popular after that event. I have no idea how or if the cake is connected to the Watergate scandal.
If you know, feel free to inform me in a comment. I'm sure others would like to know too. What matters the most to me, of course, is that it's simple, moist, and delicious!
Watergate Cake, the recipe I was given, a long time ago:
1 regular white cake mix
1 pkg. instant pistachio pudding mix
1 c. 7-Up
1 c. oil
Combine ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Pour into greased Bundt pan and bake at 325 degrees for one hour.
The variation pictured above:
1 regular yellow cake mix
1 box of instant lemon pudding
1 c. Mountain Dew (because I didn't have 7-Up)
1 c. oil
Combine ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Pour into greased Bundt pan and bake at 325 degrees for one hour. Frost with any good cream cheese frosting, such as this one, for which I would like to thank a fellow blogger, but I don't remember which one. So, to whomever posted this recipe, thank you. Of course, this recipe is for the lemon cake. For the pistachio recipe, I would simply eliminate the lemon.
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/8 c. butter, softened
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1 t. lemon zest
1/2 t. vanilla extract
2 1/2 c. confectioners sugar
Combine ingredients. Beat. Drizzle over top of cake, enough so that it runs over the sides. You can see that I got a little carried away on this part, but it was delicious.