A moist but dense cake with lime zest and fresh figs!
When I first saw these beautiful fresh figs at the farmers market, I knew I wanted to bake a cake with them! Because seriously, who can resist fresh juicy figs?!
The figs season is almost over here, and because I love figs so much I tend to add them to almost everything! I love fig jam, I enjoy adding figs to my salads, I bake with figs, and I really enjoy eating the fruit on its own! I was going to make an upside-down cake, but since I’m trying to lose a little bit of weight (and this hasn’t been going very well shhhh), I decided to make a citrusy fig cake that is light and sweet at the same time.
This is also very easy to make, and what I love about this is that I make it using only one mixing bowl, which means that my kitchen won’t be very messy after baking this cake! The batter is not too thick, it’s very silky and smooth, and when the cake is baked it turns out moist and crumbly (because I hate these dry cakes)!
I added zested lime to the batter, but if you’re not a fan you can omit that. It’s highly recommended though (by me and my family!) that you add the zest, another option is zesting a lemon instead. So you choose! But you have no choice, but to try this fig cake! You will fall in love from the first bite I promise!
When smoothing out the batter, you will fall in love with the texture and the colours. Stunning!
A slice of this cake goes really well with a cup of real green tea and a slice of lemon! You just need to find yourself a partner, just one though. Because you will eat half of this cake, and your partner will eat the other half. And that’s it. No more cake is left. This is when you go back to the kitchen and bake one more!
So what are you waiting for?? Go and bake yourself a beautiful fig cake and don’t forget it to upload it on Instagram and use the hashtag #littlesunnykitchen for me to see!
Recipe adapted from this lovely blog > diethood.com
Fig and Lemon Cake
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 lime zested
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup yogurt
- 9 figs halved (fresh)
- In a medium sized mixing bowl cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and mix, mix in lime zest and vanilla powder.
- Mix in flour, baking soda, and baking powder, as well as the natural yogurt until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Pour batter into a greased baking dish, and spread the batter really well.
- Push the fig halves into the batter creating a pretty pattern.
- Bake on 180c for 40 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.