25 October 2011

Figgy Cake

I keep having an abundance of figs at my house, no complaints at all but I don't know what to do with them! A lot of people I know have fig trees and don't seem to like figs, so I have been getting them all. This recipe is really simple but an amazing way to use figs, one of my favorite fig recipes yet.
The cake has the warm spicy, fall flavor and big halves of figs scattered throughout it. Glazing the whole cake with honey, then letting it sit for a few minutes makes it extremely moist. No frosting needed for this cake at all, don't even think about it, it does not need it.

I had a lovely weekend, camping out in Half Moon Bay and meeting some goats at a farm, seeing how they make cheese and eating a lot of it! Got to get back to editing through all the photos so I can post them. Very excited about the photos, pumpkins galore and an ultimate campfire breakfast sandwich and much much more to come.
Recipe from Southern Living


32 comments:

themoveablefeasts said...

Hi, I'm a new reader to your blog but I absolutely love it so far. This cake looks beautiful, and I love how the it's honey-soaked.

And I vote you make fig butter with the rest of your figs, if you have any. You could put in some fall spices that kind of mirror the flavors of this cake.

Anyway look forward to reading your blog in the future. :)

Simone said...

Beautiful photograpy all your photos are set up really well.

The cake looks absolutely beautiful.

Steph (desserts for breakfast) said...

I am so jealous of your overabundance of figs! And, this cake is gorgeous.

Angela Cee said...

I have a fig tree in my backyard. It's so skinny and produces about two figs a year :( Poor little fig.
*Recipe looks ah-mazing by the way.

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jas - the gluten free scallywag said...

gorgeous - your blog is so gorgeous and this recipe is definitely going to be baked!

Sue/the view from great island said...

Gorgeous cake, and I love the fall mood in the photos, it almost looks like it's just rained.

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

That looks so good! I don't think I've ever tried figs, but now I want to!

Christina Topf-Boman said...

I think this was my favorite cakes so far Julie! It was moist and you are right does not need any icing whatsoever! Thanks for bringing it over!! Yum!!
c:)

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Sara/Matchbox Kitchen said...

I wish I knew people with fig trees! I can never get enough but they start to get pricey at the rate I eat them. I love cake without frosting, don't need all the extra calories sometimes ;)

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Amalia said...

I wish I had a fig tree, cause this looks so amazing! I love that it's a mini cake, the perfect dessert for one person, or two, or three...depending on who eats it. One person if it would be me! :) Great recipe! I'm loving these pictures as always!

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

figgy cake?! YES please!!

Jennifer (Delicieux) said...

Oh wow this looks fantastic!!! And I love the green figs!

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen said...

Hmmmm look extreme moistness... :)

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Hi! just returned from Unicorn: Peace Through the Arts Camp in Dorset and am excited to try your recipe! I love your food photography, something I've been fairly successful with using my mobile phone of all things! amazing
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