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Fig Cake II Recipe
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Fig Cake II

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"This is a very moist cake that doesn't last long in my house. For a different taste, toast the pecans slightly. Dates can be substituted for figs to make a date cake."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10 inch tube pan Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 45 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Sift together the flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Set aside. Dissolve 1 teaspoon baking soda in 2 teaspoons hot water; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer until thick and lemon colored. Beat in 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1 cup oil. Combine buttermilk and dissolved baking soda. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, figs, and nuts. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 70 to 75 minutes. Remove from pan and pour hot Buttermilk Icing over warm cake.
  4. To make Buttermilk Icing: In a heavy saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil and cook to soft ball stage (240 degrees F/ 115 degrees C). Remove from stove and stir in vanilla. Pour over warm cake.
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Aug 17, 2010

Very good, moist cake - I made a few adjustments. Used 3/4 c. brown sugar and 3/4 c. Splenda in place of white sugar. Used 3/4 c. applesauce and 1/4 c. oil in place of 1 c. oil. Took a little longer to bake - almost 1-1/2 hours. Delicious - will surely make again.

 
Apr 06, 2010

Yummy yummy and did I say Yummy??? This is exaclty what my mother made, such a delicious moist cake, not at all like the easy "cake box mixes" that we love and are guilty of serving our family! My hubby loved this, thanks for sharing!

 

11 Ratings

Jun 30, 2013

This cake is absolutely wonderful! I had a lot of figs and decided to experiment - had never made nor eaten a fig cake. I chopped up some fresh, ripe figs instead of using canned figs and made it in a bundt pan. It is so moist that it would be just as good without the icing. I'll definitely make it again.

 
Apr 13, 2011

delicious and my guests were pleasantly surprised,

 
Apr 17, 2013

This is a review of the cake only (not the icing). I typically don't like things overly sweet, so the only change I made was to skip making the buttermilk icing. It was sweet enough without. It's a delicious, spicy, moist cake. I used home canned figs and it turned out wonderful. I used a bundt cake pan and had some trouble getting it out of the pan. Make sure you grease and flour the pan very thoroughly.

 
Sep 29, 2013

THIS WAS AWESOME!! My family (the ones into figs anyway XD) LOVED IT! I only made the cake so this is about the cake only. We do't have allspice here in Egypt so I put in a mix of my own: Ground Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves and Ginger about a teaspoon each and I used baking powder instead of baking soda, I used half a cup oil n half melted butter instead all oil. The cake came out moist n sooo tasty one thing I'd change is add more sugar next time, but if u're making the Icing then u're all set!

 
Jan 27, 2013

Delicious cake! Super moist. My mother in law makes homemade fig jam. so i used that for the fig base. I made it for my Dad's birthday. Everyone. Loved it. Do yourself and your family a favor and make this at least once!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Yummy! If I had one suggestion, make it and let it soak up all the icing over night. Then enjoy the next day.

 
Jul 26, 2014

Amazing!!!! My neighbors fig tree grew over into our yard im so glad it did. Im not one for measuring so i over did it a bit on the figs and nuts (which to me only made it better). Instead of using the icing i substituted the caramel icing VI recipe from this site- fantastic addition!! Will definitely be making this again.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 409 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 22.8 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 322 mg
  • 13%

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

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