Fig Recipes

Fig and Pecan Cake recipe

This simple cake combines the delicious flavour of sticky figs with cinnamon, mixed spice, almonds and nutty, fudgey pecans. It's moist, sticky, and perfect for keeping in the cupboard for up to a week. It can also be frozen easily, just wrap it in greaseproof paper before putting into the freezer.


  • 225g plain flour
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 200g dried figs
  • 120g pecans
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. mixed spice
  • 2 tsp. baking powder

Method of Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C and grease and line a 10-inch cake tin.

  2. Beat together the caster sugar and butter until pale and fluffy and then add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. If it looks like it will curdle, add a little bit of the flour.

  3. Sieve the flour, cinnamon, mixed spice and baking powder into the mixture and stir until well combined.

  4. Roughly chop the figs and pecans and fold into the mixture, then fold in the flaked almonds.

  5. Bake the cake for one hour, then leave to cool before serving.

If you don't have any pecans, feel free to use whole hazelnuts or brazil nuts instead. Brown sugar in place of caster sugar would also be a lovely variation. This recipe serves 12 people.

Author: Laura Young.

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225gabout 8 oz (7.936425 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
200gabout 7 oz (7.0546 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
120gabout 4 oz (4.23276 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
50gabout 2 oz (1.76365 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
170C325F / Gas Mark 3


Published: August 31, 2011
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