Moist Fig Cake with Pecans

fig cake
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  • 70 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yield: 12 Servings
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This moist, delicious cake is made with fig preserves and pecans. Top this tasty fig cake with a buttery caramel glaze or vanilla icing.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 4 ounces butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fig preserves
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 325°. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt or tube cake pan or spray with baking spray.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices in a large mixing bowl; add butter and oil and beat well.
  3. Add eggs and beat until well blended.
  4. Beat in buttermilk and vanilla.
  5. Stir in preserves and chopped pecans. 
  6. Pour into the prepared baking pan; bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 391
    Total Fat 27 g
    Saturated Fat 7 g
    Unsaturated Fat 14 g
    Cholesterol 75 mg
    Sodium 378 mg
    Carbohydrates 36 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 4 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)