|This Gob was made with cakes from the muffin top pan|
|This gob was made with cakes baked on a baking sheet|
Pumpkin Gobs with Cinnamon Maple and Walnut Icing
What You Need:
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!