Baking: Cakes, Cookies, Muffins: Easy Honey and Fig Cake

An easy cake for holidays or special occasions.

Author: California Fig Advisory Board -
Date: December 26, 2012

Serves: 32 person(s)
Yield: 32 x slices (or 2 loaves)

Preparation Time: 35 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hrs
Extra Time: 30 mins (for cooling)


    2 Tbsp oil
    3 1/2 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
    6 eggs
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup honey
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp allspice
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp cloves
    1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    1 cup finely chopped dried figs (in grinder or food processor)
    1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (such as walnuts)


    Lightly flour and grease 2 loaf pans.

    In large bowl, mix eggs, sugar, honey, and oil. Stir in flour, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, and baking powder. Fold in figs and nuts. Pour batter into 2 greased/floured loaf pans.

    Bake in preheated slow 300ºF oven for 1 hour or until firm to the touch in the center. Unmold and cool on racks. Cool thoroughly before cutting into slices.


    For variety, lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar.

    Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:154 cals
Kilojoules:645 kJ
Fat:3.0 g
Carbohydrates:29.0 g
Protein:3.3 g
Cholesterol:35.0 mg
Sodium:52 mg
Saturated Fat:0.5 g
Fiber:1.3 g
Calcium:19.0 mg
Total Sugars:17.7 g

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