Fig Preserves Cake

Fig Preserves Cake

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Sherry Wilkins


This recipe was given to me a long time ago by an older lady.
I recently planted a fig tree and hope to have plenty of figs in a few years to try out this recipe.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
1 Hr



  • 2
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 2 c
    figs, drained and cut into small pieces

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn syrup, light
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    marsala wine, rum or sherry
  • 1 tsp
    almond flavoring (add this if using sherry)

How to Make Fig Preserves Cake


  1. For Cake:
    Mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. Mix together the eggs, sugar, buttermilk oil and vanilla.
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Stir in the pecans. Then fold in the figs.
  5. Pour into the bundt pan.
    Bake for one hour or until done.
  6. For Sauce:
    Bring buttermilk, sugar and corn syrup to a boil, stirring constantly.
  7. Remove from heat and add butter and flavoring. Stir until butter has melted.
  8. Pour sauce over cake while cake is still hot and in the bundt pan.
    Let soak overnight.
    Turn out onto serving plate the next day.

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About Fig Preserves Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Fruit #figs #preserves

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