Well, of course I as a grown woman with children, you would think I would learn to do exactly as my mother says, right? Well, wrong! I can not do exactly like my mother says, not for spite but simply for the opportunity to take something old and classic and flip it around in my mind and make it my own.
I think it looks much yummier now that it would have in a pyrex dish with the icing poured on it. I hope I don't get in trouble. So, here's the recipe of my mom's with a touch of my own flair (well, if you'd call it "flair").
Water Gate Cake
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in shortening until fine crumbs are formed. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Beat at low speed for 1 minute, then high for 2 minute. Slowly add pudding mix and pecans, scraping the bowl frequently.
Pour batter into greased and floured 2, 8" or 10" round pans. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes.
Make the Icing
I love to cook but only if the meals are healthy, easy, and yummy. .