Watergate Cake With Pineapple

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Melissa Turner

By
@Mlturner908

I have been making a pistachio cake and Watergate salad for years. So I decided to combine the two. This is a super moist yet light cake that gets gobbled up every time I make it. Enjoy!

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This Watergate cake brings a plain pistachio cake to a whole new level. The pineapple makes the cake tender and full of flavor. Chopped pistachios add some texture. The creamy frosting is fluffy and not too sweet - the perfect complement to this cake. Make sure to let this get really cold, it's best when served cold. Perfect for summertime gatherings.

Note: If you're preparing the cake as a layer cake, we'd let it chill for a while before slicing. The cake is super tender and could fall apart when cutting pieces. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    white cake mix
  • 1 c
    crushed pineapples (drained)
  • 1/2 c
    pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 1 box
    pistachio pudding, 3.4 oz
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 c
    water
  • 1/3 c
    oil
  • FROSTING

  • 12 oz
    tub of Cool Whip
  • 1 box
    pistachio pudding, 3.4 oz.
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1/4 c
    pistachio nuts, chopped for garnish

How to Make Watergate Cake With Pineapple

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mix all cake ingredients for two minutes on medium speed.
  2. Fold in the nuts.
  3. Pour into 2 round cake pans or a 9x13 baking pan.
  4. Bake according to cake mix directions.
  5. Cool cakes completely.
  6. While cake is cooking, in a medium bowl mix pudding and milk. Chill for 5 minutes. Fold in Cool Whip and chill until cake is ready for frosting.
  7. After cakes are cooled completely frost.
  8. Refrigerate until time to serve. Keep any leftover cake refrigerated.

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About Watergate Cake With Pineapple

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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