Easy Fig Cake Recipe – So Yummy!

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If you need a go-to cake recipe that is easy, super adaptable and extra yummy, look no further than my Easy Fig Cake. The magic is really in the batter because it works so well with any fresh fruit that is in season. I’ve even made it with canned fruit too.

In summer I love making this cake with cherries, peaches or apricots. Strawberries work well in spring, but my most favourite version is with figs.

There is nothing as delicious as perfectly ripe figs which are at their peak in late Summer to early Autumn – quite a short season really. If you are in the Northern hemisphere now I’m so jealous because I’ll need to wait about six months before they will be available here in Australia.

ripe fig

Serve warm with a big dollop of double cream for a tasty dessert with coffee or tea. It’s so good, I guarantee everyone will be asking you for this tasty fig cake recipe.

easy fig cake recipe - mypoppet.com.au

Easy Fig Cake Recipe

Easy Fig Cake Recipe

Yield: 8 serves
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

A delicious and easy to make fig cake that can be adapted to suit any fresh or tinned fruit.

Ingredients

  • 10-12 fresh figs - Peeled and halved
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp marsala wine or dry sherry (can be substituted for fruit juice)
  • 250ml (8 fl oz) milk
  • 75g (2.5 oz) butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g (3.5 oz) caster sugar (superfine sugar)
  • 250g (8 oz) Self Raising flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C (350F)
  • Combine brown sugar and marsala and drizzle mixture over cut side of figs.
  • In a small pan gently heat milk and butter until butter just melts.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, sugar and milk/butter mixture.
  • Gradually fold in flour and stir until well combined.
  • Grease and line base of a 20cm (8") round pan or 20x25cm (8"x10") baking pan and pour in batter - spread out to sides.
  • Place figs cut side up in batter and bake for 35-40 min or until skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool before turning out.
  • Notes

    Optional - sprinkle with chopped almonds half way though baking.

    FIg Cake Recipe Adapted from Movable Pleasures (1997) by Guy Mirabella - now out of print.

    easy fig cake recipe

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    4 Comments

    • Jay Hunt says:

      I’m wondering if an ingredient is missing from this recipe? The batter is very liquid, and even after cooking at the correct temperature and for an extra 10 minutes, it looks and tastes raw inside, although outside it looks fine. A disappointing result.

      • Cintia @ My Poppet says:

        Sorry your cake didn’t turn out well. I just remade the recipe to double check and it came out fine. You can see the results here, I used strawberries instead of figs because I had them on hand. https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18003369973256602/ The batter is more like a thick pancake batter, you are right in that regard. I’m just wondering if you used metric measurements or the US conversions. Also maybe double check your oven temp. Was it in C or F ? This recipe has 22 over 4 star reviews.

    • Jay says:

      Thank you for taking the time to respond and to retest the recipe. I’m pretty sure I measured correctly in metric, and used the Celsius temperature setting. One to put down to experience, I guess.

      • Cintia @ My Poppet says:

        Sometimes it happens. I’ve been known to have a few baking fails in my time. Hope you try it again sometime.

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