Fresh Fig Cake


This recipe makes a moist cake filled with a mixture of fresh figs, brown sugar, and lemon juice.

close up view of Fresh Fig Cake on a platter
Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
1 8-inch layer cake


  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 cup chopped fresh figs

  • 2 cups chopped fresh figs

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray two 8-inch round cake pans with vegetable oil spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with the sugar until fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Add flour mixture alternately with the evaporated milk. Fold in vanilla and almond extracts and 1 cup chopped figs.

  4. Divide into two prepared 8-inch round cake pans. Bake in preheated oven until cake springs back when lightly touched with a fingertip and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool cake layers on wire rack.

  5. To make the filling: In a saucepan, combine 2 cups chopped figs, brown sugar, water and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 20 minutes. Spread thinly between cooled cake layers and on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
7g Fat
72g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 357mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 198mg 15%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 306mg 7%

* 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.

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