Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pumpkin Gobs with Cinnamon Maple and Walnut Icing!

This post is pretty much the recipe for the "Gobfather" of desserts! I will not lie but I must say the fall leaves, the crisp air, and the after Halloween need for sweets (that aren't packaged in tiny bite sized portions) was in in the air.

This Gob was made with cakes from the muffin top pan
I was craving pumpkin, and I was craving it NOW!  And so I had to bake up some love for me and baby (he's certainly growing in there) and of course I had to share!!

This gob was made with cakes baked on a baking sheet
This recipe turned out so good! I think this may be a thanksgiving dessert list... it's perfect for the season! I hope you try it, and go ahead and make any modifications you need to make it your own! Baking is always a fun experiment ;)

Pumpkin Gobs with Cinnamon Maple and Walnut Icing
What You Need:
Cake/ Gobs
2 Eggs
1 cup Crisco
1 small can of Pumpkin (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 tsp Vanilla
2 cups Sugar
2 tbsp Molasses
2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
3 cups AP Flour

Cinnamon Maple Icing
2 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Maple Extract
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 8oz. block Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Margarine, softened

To start, mix the eggs, vanilla, pumpkin, molasses, and sugar until combined.

Next add the flour and spcies. Beat until thick and smooth. This batter will be on the thicker side, as it will hold it's own and form the perfect "gobs" you need for the dessert. Of course, if you want to have symmetrical gobs, you can use a muffin top pan (I used this for some, and just a baking sheet for the rest to show you the differences in the overall presentation).

Gob your batter onto your baking sheet/muffin top pan and bake 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove and let cool completely.

To make the icing, place the ingredients into a medium bowl and mix until smooth. If your consistency is too runny, add more sugar. If it's too thick, you can add a small amount of milk/ creamer.

My icing was on the runny side because I used maple syrup in place of extract. Since then, I modified my recipe to make the icing a better consistency.

To add walnuts, your can fold them into your icing, or roll the sides of your gobs into them! I made half with and half without walnuts, since my husband and I have different tastes when it comes to the dessert department ;)

Thanks for following! I hope this recipe finds you well!

Gob it up!


  1. These gobs chilled overnight with a fresh hot cup of coffee.... HEAVEN!!!!

  2. You were craving pumpkin? But there is no pumpkin listed in the ingredients!

    1. Ha talk about preggo brain! I just updated it! THANKS for pointing it out -- Geesh I better go check all my posts from my pregnancy :)


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