Texture is moist and slightly dense, and taste is sweet, buttery, and rich.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 9-inch loaf cake
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  • Beat ricotta cheese, sugar, and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by almond extract. Beat in flour mixture on low speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl until combined; beat batter for about 30 seconds more.

  • Place chopped figs into a bowl, sprinkle 1 tablespoon flour over, and stir to coat. Fold figs into the batter. Pour into the prepared loaf pan. Place fig slices on top of the batter, down the center.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 45 to 60 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Remove from the pan once the cake has cooled, 20 to 30 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Notes:

Four chopped fresh figs should equal 1 cup.

The baking time will depend on how wet the ricotta cheese is.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; protein 8.2g 17% DV; carbohydrates 45g 15% DV; fat 18.4g 28% DV; cholesterol 103mg 34% DV; sodium 420.9mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2019
Very good! Much like pound cake with fruit. I did not use powdered sugar. Sweet enough. I did add a few more figs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2019
Very good! Much like pound cake with fruit. I did not use powdered sugar. Sweet enough. I did add a few more figs. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2019
So moist! I used part of the batter to make muffins also. I skipped the powdered sugar. Read More