Aunt Rosie bakes her famous Gob Cake and brings it to every family function. It uses a basic box cake with a few more ingredients and some homemade icing. Start your own family tradition!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
1 - 2 layer 10x15 inch cake
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10x15 inch pan. Line a second 10x15 inch pan with parchment paper.

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  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, 1/4 cup oil, 1 1/2 cup milk and 4 eggs. Beat 4 minutes on high speed. Divide batter into the two 10x15 inch pans.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

  • To make the filling: In a large bowl, combine 2 cups confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup milk, shortening, butter, vanilla and flour. Beat on high speed for 5 minutes, or until it achieves the consistency of whipped cream.

  • Spread filling over the layer in the greased pan. Loosen the sides of the other layer by running a knife around the edge between the cake and the pan. Flip the cake onto the frosted layer. Remove the pan and parchment paper from the top layer and serve.

Nutrition Facts

461 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 53.9g 17% DV; fat 26.3g 41% DV; cholesterol 78.2mg 26% DV; sodium 497mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
I had mixed feelings about this as I went through the steps of making it. The cake turned out beautifully, deep chocolate and evenly risen and baked. The filling surprised me--it started out runny but after 5 minutes whipped up fluffy and light. The only trouble was that it didn't have much flavor. It really wasn't even sweet enough. It spread beautifully, the top layer went on like a breeze and the finished cake looked, well...unfinished. I'm sure this was meant to look and taste like a Hostess SuzyQ, but I really wasn't impressed. I knew it needed dressing up with an icing or glaze. A few minutes later I had it it covered with "Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake Glaze" and now I had something! The glaze is sweet, which was the perfect compliment to the more subtle cream filling, and together with the deep chocolate cake, this was just chocolatey, creamy, gooey, fudgey bliss. Warning: this is very rich, so a little goes a long way! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2004
This cake recipe is fantastic if you like heavy dense cake which I do. The filling on the other hand is not great. I followed the directions exactly. It kept seperating and it was like eating a spoonful of powdered sugar by itself. I scraped it off and ate the cake alone it was plenty moist and delicious. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
I had mixed feelings about this as I went through the steps of making it. The cake turned out beautifully, deep chocolate and evenly risen and baked. The filling surprised me--it started out runny but after 5 minutes whipped up fluffy and light. The only trouble was that it didn't have much flavor. It really wasn't even sweet enough. It spread beautifully, the top layer went on like a breeze and the finished cake looked, well...unfinished. I'm sure this was meant to look and taste like a Hostess SuzyQ, but I really wasn't impressed. I knew it needed dressing up with an icing or glaze. A few minutes later I had it it covered with "Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake Glaze" and now I had something! The glaze is sweet, which was the perfect compliment to the more subtle cream filling, and together with the deep chocolate cake, this was just chocolatey, creamy, gooey, fudgey bliss. Warning: this is very rich, so a little goes a long way! Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2004
This is the best cake I've had in years! I didn't have two 10x15 pans so I substituted two 9x13's.... worked out fine. I'll be making another batch as soon as I'm done with this review! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
This cake was really good moist and not too dense. The filling on the other hand never got to the "whipped cream" stage...I even added extra flour to try and thicken it. Next time I will use my mother's icing recipe that is similar to this one...1 stick butter 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup milk 4 heaping tablespoons flour 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 cup regular white sugar. Put all ingredients in bowl and beat on high until sugar dissolves. Thanks for a good cake recipe...will be making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2003
This recipe is so easy and so good - everyone wants to know the recipe. I send them to allrecipies.com and tell them to look for Aunt Rosie's Gob Cake. When a function is coming up everyone asks if I'm bringing the Gob Cake. Try it you'll really enjoy it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2004
I used slightly smaller cookie sheets and the recipe came out just fine. Made this as my husband's birthday cake...was a big hit at our house. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2004
This cake recipe is fantastic if you like heavy dense cake which I do. The filling on the other hand is not great. I followed the directions exactly. It kept seperating and it was like eating a spoonful of powdered sugar by itself. I scraped it off and ate the cake alone it was plenty moist and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2005
A great cake...very thick and delicious. The topping is great too although not thick enough so it'll slide off the sides of the cake. Really easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2006
I only used the gob part of this recipe; used a cooked icing recipe from another source but the cake turned out great! I dropped a small amount of batter onto parchment paper and sandwhiched the icing between 2 halves in the more traditional way of making gobs. They came out very well i'm keeping this one for the future! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
This has been a hit with everyone who has tried it. I have used whole wheat flour in the icing and it is great tool Read More
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