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Gob Cake

Gob Cake

Melodie

The gob cake is a Pennsylvanian relative of whoopie pie, combining a chocolate cake with sweet, creamy icing, as done in this recipe.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 38g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 285 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Mix the flour, 2 cups of the sugar, baking soda, 6 tablespoons of the cocoa, salt, vegetable oil, vinegar, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and the water together. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into on ungreased 13x9 inch baking pan.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes. Let cake cool than ice.
  4. To Make Icing: Beat together the butter or margarine, vegetable shortening, 1 cup sugar, milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Continue beating for 10 minutes. Spread over cooled cake.
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Reviews

HappyHousewife
36
6/4/2006

This is SO YUMMY and does taste like a gob (whoopie pie). I did not use the frosting. I used a much easier, fool proof recipe. Beat 3 cups powdered sugar with 1/3 cup softened butter. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and gradually beat in 1-2 tablespoons of milk until frosting is spreadable. MMMMM!

mostollers
20
10/7/2005

My husband can't stop raving about this cake. However, I didn't use the icing it suggested. I used a cream cheese icing instead... just because I had it leftover from another cake. We're originally from PA and this reminded us of home.

Amanda123
17
3/31/2007

I have to say, I have never had a whoopie pie or a "gob," but this cake tastes exactly like those little hostess chocolate cupcakes with the cream filling I remember eating as a kid. My husband, who is allergic to eggs and can't have most cakes, absolutely loved it. For me it was very easy to make with ingredients I always have on hand. It tasted great with caramel frosting. Next time I might try to inject some cream into it and frost it with chocolate frosting... maybe I'll even try cupcakes. There was no question in my husband's mind that this recipe gets 5 stars.