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Fig Cake Recipe

by , Updated April 23, 2017

An old-fashioned fig cake recipe, made with dried figs and other ingredients.

Prep Time: 14 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 14 minutes



  1. In a bowl, add boiling water to the dried figs to cover.
  2. Into another bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Grease and flour a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan
  4. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream shortening and sugar; beat in the eggs.
  5. Add sifted dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk. Beat well. Stir in vanilla and the drained figs.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake for about 1 hour, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.

Serves 12

Calories per serving: 343
Fat per serving: 14.2g

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