My contribution to these gobs was watching my sister make them. My sister said, “In protest of the Great Gob Debauchery, my sister Kathy Jesperson and I made Gobs” I don’t know if you know this, but someone actually thinks he’s trademarked the name Gobs. You can no more trademark Gobs than you can sliced bread. My grandmother made Gobs as did her grandmother and so on. Anyway, this is bordering on a rant. And it should be about the Gobs.

Printable Gobs Recipe.

Chocolate cake
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
4 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup boiling water
1 cup sour milk (add 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to sour it)
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream together sugar, shortening and eggs. Add the flour, baking powder, and cocoa to the creamed mixture and blend well. Add boiling water and the baking soda to the sour milk. Mix all ingredients together while beating constantly. Drop by tablespoon full onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degree for about six minutes. ( We mad the cookies kind of on the big size and they took longer to bake.  Keep an eye in them so they don’t burn.) Cool, before icing.
This icing is over the top delicious. You could use this on a cake and it would only improve it. Heck, you could just eat this icing. I can’t say enough about it. We should just called this icing Kickass.
8 1/2 tablespoons of flour–this is about 1/2 cup but you may want to measure it out for the best results.
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup butter
3/4 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups powdered sugar
Cook flour and milk together over low heat, stirring constantly until thick like a paste similar to mashed potatoes. (It needs to be thick.) Remove form heat and allow to cool. Cream together butter, shortening, vanilla, and salt with the flour mixture. Beat in the powdered sugar and continue beating until smooth and fluffy(about 3 to 4 minutes.)