Watergate is history, but the cake lives on – and it’s green. I plan to make my mother’s version today; she used ginger ale to the traditional recipe to give it some kick.
Ginger Watergate Cake
- 1 package white cake mix
- 1 package instant pistachio pudding mix
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup ginger ale
- 1/2 cup walnuts
Mix all ingredients and bake in small cake pan for about 45 minutes. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
And I remember her Lucky 7 Watergate Salad (7 ingredients):
- 1 can crushed pineapple, not drained
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 small box of instant pistachio pudding
- 1 small container of cool whip
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped apples
Mix all ingredients and chill overnight or at least 3 hours.