Inviting Individual Fig Cakes

Fig Cake

There are the good old, traditional cakes that will always be favourites, however, it is really exciting (to me at least) to find something just that little bit different.  This recipe for Fig Cake is one of those exciting finds.  A special thank you must go to my fabulous Aunt who recently gave me the immense present of Classic Southern Dessert by the Editors of Southern Living recipe book!  Originally this recipe was served as one traditional two layer cake, however, as I preparing this for an afternoon tea, a smaller sized serve seemed more appropriate.  No matter how you serve this cake you are sure to enjoy this moist cake!  Make it with homemade fig jam for an extra special touch and be sure to pair it with Honey and Cream Cheese Frosting!

Fig Cake

  • 1C Pecans (chopped)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1C Sugar
  • 1C Vegetable Oil
  • 1C Buttermilk
  • 1tsp Vanilla
  • 2C Flour
  • 1tsp Baking Soda
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 1tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/2tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2C Fig Jam (if your jam is chunky, chop prior to adding to cake mix)
  • 1/2C Applesauce
  • Preheat oven to 180C (350F)
  • Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg; set asideFlour Mix
  • Toast pecans in a single layer in a baking pan for 8 minutes or until fragrantToasted Pecans
  • Beat eggs, sugar, and oil at a medium speedSugar, Eggs, Oil
  • Add buttermilk and vanilla, beat well
  • Gradually add flour mixture
  • Fold in fig jam, applesauce and pecans (batter will be thin)Fig Cake Mixture
  • Pour mixture into two greased and floured round cake tins
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean
  • Cool in tin for 10 minutesCooked Fig Cake
  • Cool completely on wire rack
  • To make individual cakes, use a scone cutter to cut out individual sized cakes
  • Cut each round of cake in half
  • Frost with Honey-Cream Cheese FrostingFig Cake

Inspired by: Classic Southern Desserts: by the editors of Southern Living (2010, Oxmoor House, Des Moines)


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