White cake with pistachio pudding, coconut and pecans topped with pistachio icing.

Bev
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix cake mix, oil, eggs, soda drink, and 1 package pudding well, about 5 minutes. Fold in coconut and nuts. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan.

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  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Cool.

  • To Make Icing: Combine dream whip, milk, and 1 package pudding. Beat until thick. Spread over cake. Sprinkle nuts and coconut on top.

Nutrition Facts

388.8 calories; 4.4 g protein; 43.5 g carbohydrates; 32.6 mg cholesterol; 385.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2006
made these into cupcakes to give away to the neighbors for St. Paddy's day. No need for food coloring, as the pistachio pudding does it for you. I didn't have a white mix but a yellow instead so just added a few drops of green food coloring to the cake batter. I like this better than the Watergate I recipe because of the coconut. I did use a stabilizer (mrs. Oedeker's) since I didn't know if folks would refrigerate right away. Used a store brand version of Dream Whip and it came out perfect. I didn't have lemon-lime carb. soda so used some Aquafina brand Citrus blend carbonated water. Any carbonated clear beverage would do. Placed a cherry atop each cupcake. Looks really cute and festive. Read More
(14)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2006
made these into cupcakes to give away to the neighbors for St. Paddy's day. No need for food coloring, as the pistachio pudding does it for you. I didn't have a white mix but a yellow instead so just added a few drops of green food coloring to the cake batter. I like this better than the Watergate I recipe because of the coconut. I did use a stabilizer (mrs. Oedeker's) since I didn't know if folks would refrigerate right away. Used a store brand version of Dream Whip and it came out perfect. I didn't have lemon-lime carb. soda so used some Aquafina brand Citrus blend carbonated water. Any carbonated clear beverage would do. Placed a cherry atop each cupcake. Looks really cute and festive. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2008
I made this cake just the way the recipe called for. It was perfect. Lots of requests for the recipe. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2010
This cake was great and easy to make. I substiituted cool whip for the packaged whipped cream. It was easy to prepare and tasted great! I would make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
Delicious! Only made the cake but next time I will make the frosting as well. There will definitely be a next time!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2010
Would be great for St. Patrick's day. Everyone loved it. Thought I had overcooked it but it was very moist. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2011
Very good! Pecans and coconut make this recipe better than the other watergate cakes listed on this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2018
Awesome recipe!! I used sliced almonds instead because that was what was on hand. I toasted coconut and almonds for topping! Next time I may try adding crushed pineapple!YUM! It's a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2016
This is very good. As another reviewer said the nuts and coconut make this recipe better than any other on this site. Made it exactly as recipe states wouldn't change a thing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2020
Substituted real, unsalted butter for veg oil. Read More