The Family Recipe Place : Grandma's Fresh Fig Cake Recipe

Sep 20, 2012

Grandma's Fresh Fig Cake Recipe

I had all these fresh figs to use up... so here's what I decided to do with some of them.
 I was pleasantly surprised how good it came out!  My  grandmother's recipe..

2 cup raw figs, mashed
2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup shortening
4 eggs
2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoons allspice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans
Mix sugar, figs, shortening eggs. Beat well then add the flour, cinnamon, spices, baking soda and pecans. Pour in a greased cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.


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  3. thank you for this wonderful recipe. I love this easy and delicious cake!

  4. Dear Curt, I love recipes that have been passed down. This must have been wonderful. Blessings, Catherine

  5. Curt, This looks like an absolutely delicious cake and perfect for this time of year! Lovely!

  6. YUM! I've never made anything with figs other than a fig jam at one of my old restaurants. Looks great!

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  7. Hi Curt, this cake look soft and moist. Very well bake but hard to find raw figs in Malaysia. So I just drool on your cake picture. LOL

    Have a nice week ahead. Regards.

  8. I don't know that I've ever thought of baking with figs, but this cake sounds good!


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