Delicious Fig Cake

I shared this fig cake way back in 2008, so it’s been 10 years since I shared it with all of you and I thought it was time to share again.  And I took a lot better pics this time around so you can see it much better.

Dad and mom have fig trees in their yard that produce many figs and they are getting ripe right now and ready to use.  You have to use figs right away, they sure don’t last long.  I got this fig cake recipe when I was living in AL from a family member over there and it’s still a good one to share.

Ripe and ready to use figs!

Chopped figs ready for fig cake.

Mixing together the batter is really easy and then you fold in the figs.

And here’s that beautiful fig cake.  It’s baked in a Bundt cake pan and this one has nutmeg and cinnamon, so has nice flavors and the icing really makes it.  I had to modify the icing this time, because I didn’t have all the ingredients, so I used confectioners sugar instead of sugar and didn’t use as much buttermilk, but added half and half.  It came out nice!

As I said 10 years ago, I did not expect that I would like fig cake. Boy, was I wrong. This stuff is SO delicious, you will want to lick the plate. I’m glad it found its way to us and now I’m sharing it with all of you.

Fig Cake

Use fresh figs or fig preserves for this delicious fig cake. 

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk not non-fat
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmet
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 chopped figs
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Mix dry ingredients, add wet ingredients, fold in pecans and figs. Pour into greased & floured Bundt pan. Bake at 350* for approx. 30 -35 min. Check for done-ness with toothpick. Mine wasn't done after 30 mins. so I left it in about 5-10 more minutes.

Buttermilk Glaze

  1. 1/2 cup buttermilk

    1 cup sugar

    1/2 cup butter

    1 TBL light corn syrup

    1 tsp. vanilla

    Bring all ingredients to a rolling boil and cook 3 min. Allow glaze to cool before drizzling over cake. use toothpick to poke holes in cake, so glaze can go down into it.

If you can’t see the above printable version, I left the original below for copying.

I did a couple of modifications, I didn’t have cloves, so I left those out.  On the icing, I used a little buttermilk, half and half, not as much butter as called for, confectioners sugar and vanilla.  I added a little corn starch to thicken and wisked it on the stove until boiling, then let it cool before pouring over the cake. I think the Glaze as it is makes a little bit too much, so modify to your liking! 

Fig Cake

3 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk (do not use non-fat)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 and 1/2 cups sugar (I cut the sugar down slightly)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves

1 & 1/3 to 1 & 1/2 cups chopped figs (don’t crush them, but gently chop with knife or fig preserves will work too)
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Mix dry ingredients, add wet ingredients, fold in pecans and figs. Pour into greased & floured Bundt pan. Bake at 350* for approx. 30 -35 min. Check for done-ness with toothpick. Mine wasn’t done after 30 mins. so I left it in about 5-10 more minutes.

Buttermilk Glaze

1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 TBL light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla

Bring all ingredients to a rolling boil and cook 3 min. Allow glaze to cool before drizzling over cake. use toothpick to poke holes in cake, so glaze can go down into it.

- Rhoda

Comments

  1. My grandma passed away a year ago and had a fig tree in her yard. She would always make me a fig cake….oooh wee it was good. Now my daughter lives in her house and the figs are still blooming but now no fig cake. Maybe I need to get baking!! Thanks for the post it made me smile.

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