Grand Prize Winner Fig Cake



This recipe is from Southern Living Magazine, and was their Grand Prize winner!!


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
40 Min


  • 3
    large eggs
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 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
  • ·
    cream cheese frosting (recipe below)

How to Make Grand Prize Winner Fig Cake


  1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add buttermilk and vanilla; beat well
  2. Combine flour and next 8 ingredients; gradually add to the buttermilk mixture, beating until blended. Fold in fig preserves, applesauce, and toasted pecans. (batter will be thin).
  3. Pour mixture into 2 greased and floured 8-inch cake pans, bake at 350* for approx. 35-40 min. let cool 10 min. befor removing from pan.
  4. Cream Cheese Frosting: When cake is completely cool, frost with following: 1 stick butter, softened, 1 8oz. cream cheese, softened, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and 1 16 oz box powdered sugar. Frost inbetween layers and top and sides. Enjoy

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