Chocolate Fig Cake


Figs, coffee, and buttermilk bring rich flavors to this delicious chocolate cake drizzled with white and dark chocolate.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
16 servings


  • 1 cup chopped dried black mission figs

  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup Sugar In The Raw® Organic White

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 2 ounces white chocolate baking bar

  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate baking bar

  • ¼ teaspoon vegetable oil


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray heavy nonstick 12-cup fluted tube pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix figs and coffee; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and Sugar In The Raw Organic White with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Slowly add buttermilk. Beat in 1 3/4 cups flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder on low speed until mixed. Drain figs, reserving coffee. Slowly mix in reserved coffee. Pour batter into pan. Pat figs dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon flour and toss to coat. Sprinkle over batter in pan. Pull table knife through batter to distribute figs. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

  2. In 2 small microwaveable bowls, melt white baking bar and bittersweet baking bar with a few drops of oil. Drizzle white chocolate over cake with fork. Then drizzle dark chocolate over cake. Let stand until set, about 2 hours. Or refrigerate 15 minutes until completely set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
15g Fat
37g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 246mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 225mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.