Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Zucchini Gobs (Whoopie Pies) with Cream Cheese Filling

The whole gob

The inside...YUM!

I made these Gobs today to use up some zucchini in a new way. The recipe is from Tasty Kitchen. They taste really great and rich! The only adjustment I will make in the future is to use only about an 1/8 cup of batter for each half. My cakes spread and were huge using the 1/4 cup measurement.

2 cups Coarsely Grated Zucchini
2-½ cups All-purpose Flour
1-¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
1-½ teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoons Nutmeg
½ teaspoons Salt
¾ cups Buttermilk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 stick Unsalted Butter, Softened
1 cup Light Brown Sugar
1 whole Egg
8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese
½ sticks Unsalted Butter
1-½ cup Confectioner's Sugar
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
½ teaspoons Rum
¼ teaspoons Salt



Preheat oven to 350°F with racks in upper and lower thirds. Butter 2 large baking sheets.

Squeeze handfuls of zucchini that have been wrapped in a kitchen towel in order to remove moisture. Set aside.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, spices, and salt until combined. Set aside.
Whisk together buttermilk and vanilla in a small bowl. Set aside.

Beat together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add egg and beat until combined well. At low speed, mix in flour and buttermilk mixtures alternately in batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture and mixing until smooth. Mix in zucchini just until incorporated.

Spoon 1/4-cup mounds of batter 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake, switching position of sheets halfway through, until tops are puffed and golden and spring back when touched, 18 to 22 minutes. Transfer with a spatula to a rack to cool completely.


Beat together cream cheese, butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla, rum and salt with cleaned beaters at medium-high speed until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Spread a rounded 2 Tablespoons of filling on the flat sides of half of the cakes and top with remaining cakes.

~blessings and peace~


happeningswithLana said...

Thse sound good!

Anonymous said...

Taste really good but didn't raise alot

teachermomof2 said...

Sorry to hear they didn't raise for you very much. Maybe your zucchini was too wet?