Fig Cake

Fig Cake Recipe

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Cathy Gillespie


This is my friend Lavette's recipe. One year on our way home from visiting, she sent us home with this son and I ate it over the next 24 hours that it took for us to drive and we fought over who got the last piece!

The recipe calls for 5 eggs, and it is needed because of the weight of the figs.


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  • 5
  • 1 pt
    preserved figs
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    dark brown syrup (karo or molasses)
  • 7-8 c
    flour, unsifted
  • 1 c
    crisco (oil will not work)

How to Make Fig Cake


  1. Preheat oven 350. Grease and flour 9x13 pan.
  2. Combine ingredients and pour into prepared pan. Bake until done. Do not pick test for doneness, after cake has browned-- pat center to tell.

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About Fig Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom

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