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Fig Cake I Recipe
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Fig Cake I

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan. Mix together the flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, 1 teaspoon baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter and 1 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated. Fold in the chopped figs and pecans.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. To make the icing: In a large saucepan, mix together butter, sugar, evaporated milk and baking soda. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Then cook without stirring until the mixture turns brown, or until it reaches the soft ball stage on a candy thermometer (234 degrees F - 115 degrees C). Cool to lukewarm (110 degrees F). Pour into a small bowl and beat until it thickens to spreading consistency. Quickly spread icing onto the cooled cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 01, 2004

This cake is WONDERFUL! Very moist and flavorful. I used a cream cheese frosting instead of the frosting in the recipe. I know I will be making this every year my fig tree produces!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 30, 2006

I made this cake for the first time tonight and am very disappointed. The cake itself is mainly a spice cake which is fine but you cannot taste any figs (I even put 1 extra cup of figs). I tried to make the icing 2 times with no success. So if your main reason for making a fig cake is to taste the figs, forget this recipe.

 

42 Ratings

Aug 23, 2005

This cake was great. I did not use the frosting because I used one from another recipe. It was 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup water, 2 cups chopped fresh figs,1tablespoon lemon juice. Bring to boil then simmer for 20 min. It came out great. Also, I only had walnuts so I used those. I will make this again!

 
Aug 13, 2003

This is delicious!! It is very moist and full of flavor. I think when the figs are gone I'll try this with another fruit, maybe apples. I was a bit concerned when I made the frosting, but, once on the cake and after setting awhile it was great.. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Liz!!

 
Mar 11, 2008

I have a similar receipe...that is wonderful....What I like to do with this iciing is after you've taken the cake out of the oven..let it sit for 15 min....get a fork and jab the top of the cake, all over...I jab all thru the cake the deeper the better...cause when you pour this delicious icing over it...it oozes down thru the holes you jabbed and it really makes the cake jucier....

 
Sep 02, 2003

This cake was delish...very moist and the topping was wonderful...I have never cooked with fresh figs til this recipe... and this is for sure a keeper...Many enjoyed this recipe.....MANY Thanks to Liz

 
Sep 12, 2004

Not particularly a fig fan myself, I thought this was great and my family loved it even more! It's akin to a spice cake but is so heavy and moist that it's even better. We prefer cream cheese frosting but it's good either way. Great recipe.

 
Feb 16, 2013

Really tasty, and a great way to use up my fresh figs. It freezes very well also!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 349 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 332 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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