Two Brothers’ Chocolate Gobs

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This was a regular request from the boys when growing up!

Servings: 25 servings
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Cake:
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa

Filling:
5 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and shortening until fluffy.  Add eggs and continue to beat.  Stir together buttermilk, boiling water, vanilla, and blend this into the creamed mixture at low speed.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa.  Add to mixture one cup at a time, blending well at low speed.  Batter will be very thin but do not worry.  Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 5 minutes.  Allow to cool and transfer onto wax paper.

To make the filling, place flour into saucepan and slowly add milk, stirring until smooth.  Set over medium heat and cook, stirring until very thick.  Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. In a medium bowl, cream together sugar, butter, shortening, and vanilla using a handheld electric mixer.  Add the cooled flour mixture and whip until fluffy.  Spread onto bottom side of cookie and top with another cookie to make a sandwich.  Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.

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Reader Comments:

54321

Thank you so much..I have been looking for the filling recipe for years.. I had my mother's copy of the cake, but searched forever for the filling recipe without any luck until now.

By Cheryl Lewis Wetmore on February 06, 2013

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Although we find this recipe easy, we are used to making it. If you would like to try a variation of the cookie part of the recipe, try this fabulous one from our "bake sale" section. http://www.pauladeen.com/index.php/food_section_articles/view2/whoopie_pies/ Libbie Summers, Online Food Editor

By Libbie Summers on December 15, 2009

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HI PAULA,, AND ALL WHO VEIW THIS..... I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU ALL THAT THIS IS ACOPY OF A RECEIPE THAT ALL MY LIFE HAS BEEN USED IN THIS AREA FOR GENERATIONS OF PEOPLE....IT IS A GOOD RECEIPE WHEN YOU FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS... EVER SINCE I WAS A CHILD WE HAVE MADE THIS GOBS AND THEY ARE ALWAYS A HIT.... THEY EVEN SELL THEM IN RESTURANTS AND SOME GAS STATIONS AROUND HERE.....THE ONLY THING I DO DIFFERENT IS I ADD THE BOILING WATER LAST ..AND THAT IS TO MAKE SURE THE COCOA MELTS..AND ALSO I KNOW I USE THE VINIGAR AND MILK TO MAKE MY BUTTERMILK WHEN I DONOT HAVE ANY REAL BUTTER MILK..THANKS AND MAY YOU ALL HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS...MS. D.C. DEBBIE COLLEDGE EVERETT, PA. 15537

By dc on December 14, 2009

14321

cookie texture was like rubber... time consuming, not worth all the bother

By Anonymous on December 13, 2009

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