My favorite thing about working with a large group of ladies, is of course the conversation. On any given day in our
tidy, creative little yarn shop, the conversations can range from politics, to pop culture to parenting, all with in 5 minutes. We solve all the worlds problems, laugh, and we talk about food…… we talk about food a lot. What we are cooking, where we are dining out, recipes our friends have made, and all the gorgeous recipes on Pinterest, (check out what I’m pinning, by clicking here).
A couple of weeks ago my lovely friend Marvis commented that she couldn’t find a recipe for a Watergate Salad Cake. Watergate Salad, that delicious fluffy, fruity, ‘green stuff” is a huge family favorite. Pineapple, pistachio, marshmallows and Coolwhip, that’s my kids idea of a salad for sure! But I’d never heard of a Watergate cake? We talked over some possibilities and that night I put together the first one, and the taste testing began! 3 cakes later, an Easy Watergate Cake was born!
It starts with only 5 ingredients, all of which are usually in my pantry.
First mix the Angel Food dry mix with 1 can of the crushed pineapple, and bake it in a 9×12 pan. You may recognise this part as an old Weight Watchers recipe, it is yummy without any toppings, and delicious with them!
After the cake is baked, but while it’s still hot, poke the entire surface with the handle of a spoon making big holes. Next mix another can of pineapple with a box of pistachio pudding mix, and pour this mixture all over the hot cake, pressing the pineapple into the holes.
Cover and chill the cake, then top with a tub of Coolwhip and chopped pecans.
Easy refreshing and delicious, it’s a new family favorite! I hope it will be for your family too!
Click here, Watergate Recipe Card, for a printer friendly recipe card!