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Fig Cake II

"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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Ingredients

1 h 45 m servings 409 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 - 10 inch tube pan)

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 409 calories; 22.8 g fat; 48.8 g carbohydrates; 4.3 g protein; 43 mg cholesterol; 322 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

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! ...

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...

delicious and my guests were pleasantly surprised,

THIS WAS AWESOME!! My family (the ones into figs anyway XD) LOVED IT! I only made the cake so this is about the cake only. We do't have allspice here in Egypt so I put in a mix of my own: Ground...

This is a review of the cake only (not the icing). I typically don't like things overly sweet, so the only change I made was to skip making the buttermilk icing. It was sweet enough without. It'...

Delicious cake! Super moist. My mother in law makes homemade fig jam. so i used that for the fig base. I made it for my Dad's birthday. Everyone. Loved it. Do yourself and your family a favor an...

I made this last night and was very pleasantly surprised. (the cake part only, as I didn't have the ingredients for the icing) This was a hit even with the kids, who aren't fans of spice cake. ...

Yummy! Doesn't even need the icing if you don't want it