New Washington Scandals

With all the new Washington scandals brewing, maybe it’s time to break out an old recipe favorite from an earlier time.

Watergate Cake with Cover-up Icing

1 (18.25-Oz) package White Cake mix (without pudding added)**
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup regular 7-up soda pop
1 (3.4-Oz) package Jell-O Pistachio Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 cup finely chopped nuts, preferably pecans
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Mix above ingredients well, pour into a greased and floured
13 x 9 inch pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.

Allow cake to cool.
Frost with icing recipe below:

Cover-up Icing

2 envelopes from a (2.6-Oz) package of Dream Whip Whipped Topping Mix
1 1/2 cups milk
1 (3.4-Oz) package Jell-O Pistachio Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1/2 cup shredded coconut
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Mix the 2 envelopes of Dream Whip with the milk and Pistachio instant pudding
until it is thick and of spreading consistency.
Spread icing on cake.
Sprinkle cake with 1/2 cup of coconut and 3/4 cup of pecans.

**Using a cake mix that already has pudding added will make too heavy a cake when
the pistachio pudding is added.

Source: Dec 12, 1975 For Scott KS Tribune newspaper.

Nice tips. thanks for your sharing

Well, tips use to be 15%, but now a tip is 18%. I usually tip 20% because it’s easier to calculate that amount in my head (just take 10% and double it.)

As for sharing, some restaurants let the server keep their tips. Others place all the tips in a pool and everyone shares a portion of the tips. Some really greedy restaurant owners take all the tips and keep them, so there is no sharing there at all.

But back to the original tip. When Woodward and Bernstein got their tip it was just about all over for Nixon. Ahhh, but all’s well that ends well, and in the end everyone was sharing a big piece of Watergate Cake.