Family Tested & Approved
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream sugar and butter; add beaten eggs.
Mix buttermilk and soda and then add to first mixture.
Add flour gradually, add nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon.
Add fig preserves, vanilla and nuts.
Bake in tube pan 1 1/2 hours or until done at 300 degrees. This is a very dense cake.