Fresh Fig Cake Moist & Amazing+Fresh Fig Recipes! When is Fig Season?

Moist and delicious, Fresh Fig Cake is an all-time favorite fresh fig recipe in Holly’s cookbook, Eating Well to Fight Arthritis.  Who doesn’t like fresh easy fig recipes? You might be wondering when is fig season? The season is really from late summer to fall which is August until October, however you will find some fresh figs in early summer. Give Holly’s popular fresh fig cake moist recipe a try because her whole cookbook has a focus on anti inflammatory recipes.  This mouth-watering cake even has nutritious benefits as it is diabetic-friendly and high in potassium and fiber.


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fresh fig bundt cake

Fresh Fig Cake
Now, if you are one of those that turn up your nose to fresh figs, this Fresh Fig Cake will instantly change your mind.  The recipe is from Eating Well to Fight Arthritis.  I honestly couldn’t wait to include this recipe in one of my cookbooks. Actually, lots of people have asked me for fresh fig recipes.

Servings20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3cup


    canola oil

  • 1 1/2cups


    sugar

  • 1teaspoon


    vanilla extract

  • 2


    eggs

  • 1


    egg white

  • 2cups


    all-purpose flour

  • 1teaspoon


    baking soda

  • 1 1/2teaspoons


    ground cinnamon

  • 1cup


    buttermilk

  • 1cup


    coarsely chopped fresh figsstems removed

  • 1/2cup


    chopped pecans



  • Glaze

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.


  2. In mixing bowl, cream oil, sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs and egg white, one at a time, beating well after each addition until creamy.


  3. In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, alternating with buttermilk and ending with flour. Beat after each addition.


  4. Stir in figs and pecans. Bake 40-45 minutes, until top springs back when touched. Then, let cake cool 10 minutes and then invert onto serving plate. Next, pour Glaze (recipe follows) over hot cake.

Recipe Notes

Calories 194, Calories from Fat 32%, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 21g, Sodium 11mg, Carbohydrates 30g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 20g, Protein 3g, Diabetic Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat

Terrific Tip: Fresh dates may be used for figs. If using dried figs, it might not be quite as moist, but I am sure as good.

Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1/4cup


    sugar

  • 2teaspoons


    light corn syrup

  • 1tablespoon


    butter

  • 1/4cup


    buttermilk

  • 1/4teaspoon


    baking soda

  • 1/2teaspoon


    vanilla extract

Instructions
  1. In small nonstick pot, combine all ingredients except vanilla and bring to boil 4 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add vanilla and pour over hot cake.

Recipe Notes

Per Serving: Calories 194, Protein (g) 3, Carbohydrate (g) 30, Fat (g) 7, Calories from Fat (%) 32, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugar (g) 20, Cholesterol (mg) 21, Sodium (mg) 111 Diabetic Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrates, 1 ½ fat

Terrific Tidbit: Fresh dates may be substituted or dried fruit.

Fresh Fig Cake
Now, if you are one of those that turn up your nose to fresh figs, this Fresh Fig Cake will instantly change your mind.  The recipe is from Eating Well to Fight Arthritis.  I honestly couldn’t wait to include this recipe in one of my cookbooks. Actually, lots of people have asked me for fresh fig recipes.

Servings20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3cup


    canola oil

  • 1 1/2cups


    sugar

  • 1teaspoon


    vanilla extract

  • 2


    eggs

  • 1


    egg white

  • 2cups


    all-purpose flour

  • 1teaspoon


    baking soda

  • 1 1/2teaspoons


    ground cinnamon

  • 1cup


    buttermilk

  • 1cup


    coarsely chopped fresh figsstems removed

  • 1/2cup


    chopped pecans



  • Glaze

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.


  2. In mixing bowl, cream oil, sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs and egg white, one at a time, beating well after each addition until creamy.


  3. In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, alternating with buttermilk and ending with flour. Beat after each addition.


  4. Stir in figs and pecans. Bake 40-45 minutes, until top springs back when touched. Then, let cake cool 10 minutes and then invert onto serving plate. Next, pour Glaze (recipe follows) over hot cake.

Recipe Notes

Calories 194, Calories from Fat 32%, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 21g, Sodium 11mg, Carbohydrates 30g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 20g, Protein 3g, Diabetic Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat

Terrific Tip: Fresh dates may be used for figs. If using dried figs, it might not be quite as moist, but I am sure as good.

fresh fig cake

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Fig Facts To Know To Take Advantage of Fig Season:

  • A fresh fig is lusciously sweet with a slight crunch making them unique and delicious.
  • You may use dried figs or dates, however, this is one of those recipes that fresh is best.
  • They are high in potassium and fiber
  • Fresh figs are perishable so they say 90% are made into dried figs.


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Fresh Fig Recipes Make Healthy Easy Recipe

Not only is this cake absolutely delicious but this Fig Bundt Cake recipe is a spectacular easy diabetic recipe. Remember, there’s no magical diabetic diet but it is the healthiest way to eat! Holly appeared with arthritis diet recipes on The 700 Club and everyone said these were their favorite to eat.

Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook, has a “D” that highlights diabetic-friendly recipes throughout the book. You will be surprised by how many of your favorite recipes will also be easy diabetic recipes too.  With Team Holly’s recipes, eating healthy is made easy and fun for you! So, if you are looking for a diabetic diet, this book makes a great choice besides giving you great recipes for an anti inflammatory diet!

fresh fig cake for fig season with fresh fig recipes for Fig Bundt Cake

Does Your Bundt Cake Stick in the Pan? Nonstick Bundt Cake Pans Make A Difference

With a new nonstick Bundt pan it will make such a difference in making sure your cake comes out of the pan without sticking. If you use an old pan and get aggravated when your cake gets stuck it is time for an upgrade! However, Holly always said those were the pieces of cake she got to taste and eat ahead of time – ha!

You will like this pan but any nonstick Bundt pan works. Also, check out the different shaped holiday Bundt pans.  You’ll make quite the dessert statement.

More Easy Fig Recipes: Incredible and Delicious Fig Pizza

Do you like pizza? You may be thinking pizza and figs don’t go together.  Yes, they do and especially during fig season! You will look forward to making this Fig, Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Pizza in Holly’s cookbook, Too Hot in the KitchenThis is another one of those absolutely delicious fresh fig recipes.  Honestly, you must give this delicious fig pizza a try and especially if you enjoy the savory and sweet combination. We are familiar with a fresh fig appetizer with prosciutto and goat cheese however, this pizza has the same fabulous flavors and then you have a healthy fig pizza recipe.


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Where To Find Fresh Figs  for Fresh Fig Recipes

Fresh make a difference in this cake recipe.  If you have a Trader Joe’s in your area you’ll love these black mission figs if you can’t find fresh at your store. Take advantage of fresh figs in your local store during the season.

Also, did you know that figs are considered an aphrodisiac? Considered a symbol of fertility and revered as an aphrodisiac, turn pizza into an alluring palate pleasing masterpiece. Just saying!  Maybe another good reason to eat figs!

How To Can Whole Figs? Get Fresh Fig Recipes During Fig Season

If you are interested in canning whole figs, check out this blog. According to this great blog on canning whole figs, it is an easy process of water bath canning the fruit in syrup.  Find out how to can whole figs and what to do with them after they are canned. This modern homestead site also features Holly’s famous Fresh Fig Cake on their blog so they know about delicious and easy fig recipes.

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