Fresh Fig Cake

Serve with coffee or tea for a fibre-rich afternoon snack.

Fresh Fig Cake


Quantity Ingredients
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 tsp fat free sour cream
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup fresh figs (overripe black Mission or Kadota are best)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Peel figs of all stem and outside skin. In a small bowl, mash together.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, combine butter and sugar, salt and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add sour cream, baking soda and baking powder. Slowly sift in flour until all ingredients are combined.

Add figs and mix well. Pour batter into 9 x 13'' glass baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake for 45 minutes or until knife comes out clean from the centre of the cake. Let cool. Top with a fresh fig slice and serve.

Makes 1 cake or approximately 24 two-inch slices.