Saturday, July 30, 2011

Welcome Home - Gob Cake

A Navy friend came back from his deployment two weeks ago.  The above "card" decorated the bulletin board on his first Sunday back. The top graphic is from a Thomas Kinkade calendar (thanks Christa) and the bottom image comes from The Workshop Window.
Of course I tried to make all his favorite foods for his first dinner back -- Deer Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Broccoli Salad, Corn on the cob, Homemade rolls, AND Chocolate Gob Cake!
  Chocolate Gob Cake
1 box deep chocolate cake mix
1 small box instant chocolate pudding
Mix the above ingredients together and add water, oil, and eggs as directed on cake box. 
Then add:
4 more eggs
1/4 cup oil
Mix and pour into two lined 
(with greased parchment paper) cookie sheets.
Bake @ 350 degrees 14-15 minutes.
Invert onto wire racks.
1 egg white - beat till stiff
1 cup sugar - added gradually
1/2 cup warm milk - beat again
1/2 cup crisoco
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla
Beat until it turns fluffy.
Don't stress if it looks like it's not turning out -- be patient and keep beating till it turns fluffy.
Put filling on one cooled cake and
flip the other cake on top.
Cut into squares


Christa said...

I'm going to try that gob cake when we get back home. I love gobs!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

I'm going to have to save this recipe, I know a few chocolate lovers. You made such a nice card for him, as well as the dinner. I'm sure he appreciated your hospitality. Thanks for sharing. ~ Abby

Mynn xx said...

How sweet--the gift AND the dessert! Thanks for sharing your life with us and thanks for the recipe! I'll HAVE to try it ASAP! :) Sorry to be AWOL this week--life got ahead of me!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card
Had to save that cake recipe as well. It sure looks yummy. Thank U

Michelle said...

How very sweet of you to do this for your friend. Please thank him for his service. Your card is great and I'm sure he enjoyed his welcome home.

Pamela said...

I think I'll use this cake to welcome Emily home this weekend. :-) Your church family must always feel so sheltered.

Ali said...

How yummy! I've always wanted to try making a Gob cake but I never seem to have a recipe on hand. Thank you for this :)

If you’d like, I wanted to invite you to share your best recipes over at my new party, Recipe Sharing Monday at Jam Hands. I’m going to be featuring my favorite submissions during the week and I’d love it if you’d join in the fun. :O)

Blissful & Domestic said...

This looks so scrumptious. I would love for you to link up to my feature Friday linky party.

Unknown said...

I wonder if you can use merangue powder instead of egg white? I try to stay away from raw egg recipes. But it looks amazing!!