Fresh Fig Cake

Fresh figs are something I can literally never resist when I see them at the store. They look so beautiful and rustic, has such a unique flavour, sweet but not too sweet, has a soft and gooey texture, almost like eating a chewy cookie. Is that a fair description?

Anyhow, this is a gorgeous and simple cake adorned with the gem of all fruits- Figs! Perfect cake to make if you love having something sweet for breakfast or you can even enjoy it with a good cuppa in the evening.

Fresh Fig Cake

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 8


  • 11/2 cups Plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 Salt
  • 2 pinch Ground cardamom
  • 2 tbsp Almond flakes
  • 1 tbsp Light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Honey (optional)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 225 ml Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg
  • 30 g Butter (melted)
  • 2-3 Fresh figs
  • Icing sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 190 C. In a bowl, mix together plain flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cardamom powder.
  • In another bowl, whisk together sugar, egg, honey, vanilla extract and buttermilk. Combine the wet and dry ingredients using a spatula or a wooden spoon.
  • Grease a small cake loaf tin with butter. Pour the batter into it.
  • Slice the fresh figs and place them on top, sprinkle almond flakes and brown sugar.
  • Place it in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature before dusting with icing sugar. Serve with a good cuppa and enjoy!

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