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Watergate Cake

This Watergate Cake combines all of your favorite Watergate Salad Recipe ingredients and turns it into a super easy to make cake!  Yellow cake, pistachio pudding, pineapple, and walnuts come together to make a fabulous cake! Your family will love this super easy poke cake recipe.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Cooling Time4 hrs
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: watergate cake
Servings: 18 pieces
Calories: 514kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 box yellow cake mix (plus the ingredients the recipe calls for)
  • 3.4 ounce box pistachio pudding mix (just the dry mix)
  • 20 ounce can crushed pineapple undrained
  • 8 ounces cool whip
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • Combine the dry cake mix with the pistachio pudding mix (just the dry pudding mix). Then add the rest ingredients the cake mix calls for and bake according to package instructions.
  • Remove the cake from the oven, poke holes in the top of the hot cake, and pour the crushed pineapple over it, making sure to get pineapple in each hole.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Top with cool whip and walnuts, serve, and enjoy!



Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 622mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 20.6mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 1.8mg