Rachel eats

Fresh Fig Cake – from backyard to kitchen


This is Part 5 of my Fig Series! Welcome! If you haven’t see Parts 1-4, you can click below and catch up on all my Fig recipes:

Part 1: Fresh Fig Clafoutis – Gluten-free
Part 2: Fig Jam – from backyard to kitchen
Part 3: Coffee & Fig Ice Cream – No Churn
Part 4: Fresh Fig Cookies – from backyard to kitchen

This series is all about being inspired by figs and what you can do with them. For most people, I feel like they have never seen or tasted a fig, so when they do get a chance to try it, they are a little skeptical. And yea, when you cut a fig in half or take a bite, it does look a little strange, but if you can get past the visual and just focus on the vibrant colors and flavor you are in for a treat!


This recipe was inspired by one of my many favorites: banana bread! I have shared my recipe here so if you are curious, go check it out! But for this recipe, my mom and I upped the moisture level by also adding in yogurt to the mixture and butter instead of oil for extra richness. The outcome is a beautiful moist fig cake with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg from the pumpkin seasoning. So here is how we made it:

Fresh Fig Cake

makes: 1 cake loaf or 1 1/2  dozen cupcakes

2 Cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 Cups sugar
1 1/2 Tsp baking powder
3/4 Tsp baking soda
1 Tsp pumpkin seasoning
1 Cup fresh fig, pureed
1/2 Cup yogurt (we used lactose-free yogurt)
1/2 Cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 Tsp vanilla

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F
  • In a bowl combine butter and whip until light and fluffy
  • Add in the 2 eggs, vanilla, yogurt, and fresh fig puree and mix
  • Add in the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin seasoning, and salt
  • Mix until everything is incorporated together
  • Line your tins with cupcake liners and fill until 2/3 full (we added some chopped figs on top for extra fig goodness!)
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out cleanly


I had so much fun sharing and baking all these fig recipes! I hope you had fun reading this series and I can’t wait for the next one!

Every day, Lai day! Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn!

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