Chocolate Gobs with Icing

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

Gobs are a traditional favorite around here, but it seems that many people out of the area have never even heard of them! Also known as "Whoopie pies" or "Moon pies"...whatever you call them, they are FANTASTIC!! Kids love them. Add food coloring to the icing depending on the occasion. (Red for V-day, green for St. Patty's, etc.) They also freeze well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For gobs, mix all ingredients together in large bowl with electric mixer.
  2. Drop on ungreased baking sheets by Tbsp.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Remove to waxed paper to cool.
  5. For icing, in small saucepan cook the milk, flour and saltuntil smooth and thick, stirring constantly.
  6. Let cool.
  7. In med.
  8. bowl, beat together 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup sugar until creamy.
  9. Add cooled flour and milk mixture.
  10. Add powdered sugar and beat well.
  11. Spread about 1-2 Tbsp of icing onto flat side of one gob and top with another gob (to make a"sandwich").
  12. Wrap individually in waxed paper or saran until eaten.
  13. Store in refrigerator.


Most Helpful

I edited the recipe a bit. Because buttermilk isn't ever on my grocery list. I used roughly 3/4-cup whole milk (maybe a Lil more) + 1 TBSP lemon juice and some water to make 1cup I also used my silicone cupcake ??. I sprayed just the bottom with bakers joy and put about 2-3 TBSP batter on each baked for about 17-19min at 350°. Until they were firm to the touch and I flipped them put immediately. Let them cool and cut them in half. Great mini gob cakes if u have a little extra time and I think I got about 30. P.s. I did make these for the school ice cream social fundraiser ??

Crystal O. April 27, 2015

These really hit the spot. We made ours smaller and got about 5 1/2 doz out of them. They are moist and have a great taste to them. I personally think the icing is a little too I will be adding less sugar the next time. Other than that...great recipe!!!!

tonnob2 December 13, 2008

I haven't had these in a very long time. My mother made these for me and my sister's when we were growing up. This is the best and easiest recipe that I have come across for these. I made them for my son's classmates the other week and they simply loved them. I have been elected to make them for the school bake sale. Thank you, Manda, for bringing a part of my past back into my present.

gingerich1970 March 25, 2008

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