Watergate Cake

Watergate Cake


1 package regular white cake mix

1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

3/4 cup oil

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup coconut


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare three 8-inch round cake pans by spraying with Baker's Joy cooking spray or grease and flour the pans.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil, eggs, and water. Mix ingredients together at low speed of an electric mixer until blended, then beat at medium speed for two minutes. Stir the pecans and coconut into the mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake in preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pans. 


Secret Cover-up (Icing)

1 (2.6 ounce) package Dream Whip (contains 2 envelopes)

1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

2 cups milk

1 cup coconut

1/4 cup chopped pecans


In a large bowl, combine contents of both envelopes of Dream Whip, the pudding mix, and milk. Blend ingredients at low speed of an electric mixer until combined, then beat at medium speed for about 4 minutes, or until soft peaks form. When cake has completely cooled, frost between the layers and on the top and sides. Sprinkle frosting with coconut and chopped pecans. Keep refrigerated.


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