Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Guest Post: Meet Maddie!

Hi guys! I am Maddie and you can usually find me blogging in two separate places. First up is Tinge of Whimsy, where I normally ramble on about our travels and sometimes delve into more serious discussions like infertility. and other days you can find me whipping up yummy treats at my other blog, The ThankFull Tummy.

Lindsay and I found each other last year and she only recently discovered that I fall into the category of a Hoo and not that other Hokie school;) and how sweet of her, she still let me take over for the day!

Growing up, we would always have a cake to wish Jesus a Happy Birthday on Christmas and my mom would always make a watergate cake. One of my absolute favorites and since I am a lover of whoopie pies and often times love to create new versions...last year I decided to try my hand at a watergate whoopie.
Watergate Whoopies

Ingredients 
  • 1 box white cake mix 
  • 1/3 cup veggie oil 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1/4 cup sprite 
  • 3 packets pistachio pudding 
  • 1 cup whipping cream 
  • 4-6 oz cream cheese softened 
  • (see notes below if you want cool whip version instead) 
  • green sugar crystals (optional) 

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Combine cake mix, oil, eggs, 2 pudding packets & water in bowl.(should be thick, but if any dry cake mix left, add a tsp more of sprite).
  3. Drop by tablespoon onto lined cookie sheet (leave about an inch between each cookie) or pour green sugar onto a plate, form the dough into tbsp size balls and roll it in the green sugar. 
  4. Bake 8-9 minutes.
  5. Cool on pan 5 minutes, move to cookie rack until completely cooled. 
  6. Beat softened cream cheese on low for a min or until fluffy, add dry pudding packet & two tbsp of whipping cream, beat on low till pudding is fully incorporated into cream cheese and add remaining whipping cream, turn speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form. 
  7. Let set in fridge for at least an hour before frosting. 

Thanks for having me over today, Lindsay! I hope you guys are enjoying your holidays!

1 comment :

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life said...

I have never heard of a watergate cake before! Although I pretty much love all things sprite and pistachio (what I'm guessing from the ingredients goes in to a watergate cake), so it definitely sounds intriguing!