Fig Cake

Fig Cake Recipe

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Joe Newman


This is my late mother's recipe. She was a real country cook and she used figs grown right outside her kitchen door to make this delicious and easy to make cake.


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  • 3 large
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 c
    fig preserves
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans, toasted

How to Make Fig Cake


  1. Beat first three ingredients at medium until blended.
  2. Add buttermilk and vanilla. Beat well.
  3. Combine the next six ingredients and gradually add to buttermilk/eggs/sugar/oil/vanilla mixture. Beat until blended.
  4. Fold in figs, applesauce, and pecans.
  5. Pour batter into two 8 inch floured and greased cake pans.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

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About Fig Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #to, #make

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