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Fig Cake II

Fig Cake II

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    1 h 15 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 45 m
Patsy

Patsy

This is a very moist cake that doesn't last long in my house. For a different taste, toast the pecans slightly. Dates can be substituted for figs to make a date cake.

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  • Calories:
  • 409 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 22.8 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.8g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 322 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Sift together the flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Set aside. Dissolve 1 teaspoon baking soda in 2 teaspoons hot water; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer until thick and lemon colored. Beat in 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1 cup oil. Combine buttermilk and dissolved baking soda. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, figs, and nuts. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 70 to 75 minutes. Remove from pan and pour hot Buttermilk Icing over warm cake.
  4. To make Buttermilk Icing: In a heavy saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil and cook to soft ball stage (240 degrees F/ 115 degrees C). Remove from stove and stir in vanilla. Pour over warm cake.
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msfroggie
16

msfroggie

8/17/2010

Very good, moist cake - I made a few adjustments. Used 3/4 c. brown sugar and 3/4 c. Splenda in place of white sugar. Used 3/4 c. applesauce and 1/4 c. oil in place of 1 c. oil. Took a little longer to bake - almost 1-1/2 hours. Delicious - will surely make again.

rudi
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rudi

4/6/2010

Yummy yummy and did I say Yummy??? This is exaclty what my mother made, such a delicious moist cake, not at all like the easy "cake box mixes" that we love and are guilty of serving our family! My hubby loved this, thanks for sharing!

debwill2
4

debwill2

6/30/2013

This cake is absolutely wonderful! I had a lot of figs and decided to experiment - had never made nor eaten a fig cake. I chopped up some fresh, ripe figs instead of using canned figs and made it in a bundt pan. It is so moist that it would be just as good without the icing. I'll definitely make it again.

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