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Fig and Almond Cake
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21 INGREDIENTS • 12 STEPS • 1HR 45MINS

Fig and Almond Cake

Almond and figs are a great pair for a rich and delicious cake. The addition of frangipane elevates this recipe from a simple snack cake to one fit for a special occasion. The sour cream adds a hint of tartness to the cream, which makes it a perfect foil for the rich cake.
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Lidey Likes
I'm Lidey, and I create delicious, seasonal recipes for weeknights, dinner parties, and beyond!!
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Almond and figs are a great pair for a rich and delicious cake. The addition of frangipane elevates this recipe from a simple snack cake to one fit for a special occasion. The sour cream adds a hint of tartness to the cream, which makes it a perfect foil for the rich cake.
1HR 45MINS
Total Time
$1.65
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
10
US / Metric
Cake
Butter
1/2 cup
Butter, room temperature
plus more for greasing the pan
All-Purpose Flour
1 cup
All-Purpose Flour
plus more for greasing the pan
Fig
12
Figs, de-stemmed
Granulated Sugar
3/4 cup
Granulated Sugar, divided
plus 1 Tbsp
Almond Extract
1/2 tsp
Almond Extract
Lemon
1
Lemon, freshly grated
1 tsp of zest needed
Sour Cream
1/4 cup
Baking Powder
1 tsp
Baking Powder
Frangipane
Unsalted Butter
1/3 cup
Unsalted Butter, room temperature
Almond Flour
3/4 cup
Almond Flour
Almond Extract
3/4 tsp
Almond Extract
Whipped Cream
Heavy Cream
1 cup
Heavy Cream, Cold
Granulated Sugar
1/2 Tbsp
Granulated Sugar
up to 4 tsp
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
431
Fat
30.4 g
Protein
3.7 g
Carbs
36.8 g
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Author's Notes

This cake is best the day it’s made, but can be stored in the fridge, well-wrapped, overnight. Just make sure to bring it to room temperature before serving.
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step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Butter and flour the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan, and line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
step 2
Cut the Figs (12) in half (or in quarters if large) through the stem. Place them in a small bowl, add 1 Tbsp of granulated sugar, and toss. Set aside.
step 2 Cut the Figs (12) in half (or in quarters if large) through the stem. Place them in a small bowl, add 1 Tbsp of granulated sugar, and toss. Set aside.
step 3
Make the frangipane by combining the Unsalted Butter (1/3 cup), Farmhouse Eggs® Large Brown Egg (1), Almond Flour (3/4 cup), Granulated Sugar (1/3 cup), All-Purpose Flour (1 Tbsp), Almond Extract (3/4 tsp), and Kosher Salt (1/4 tsp) in a medium bowl. Using a wooden spoon, stir until the mixture is combined and forms a smooth, paste-like batter. Set aside.
step 4
Make the cake batter. Place Butter (1/2 cup) and the remaining Granulated Sugar (3/4 cup) in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
step 5
Add Farmhouse Eggs® Large Brown Egg (1), 1 tsp of Lemon (1), Vanilla Extract (1 tsp), and Almond Extract (1/2 tsp), mix on medium-low speed until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as necessary. Add Sour Cream (1/4 cup) and mix until just combined.
step 6
In a small bowl, whisk together the All-Purpose Flour (1 cup), Baking Powder (1 tsp), and Kosher Salt (3/4 tsp). With the mixer on low, gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
step 6 In a small bowl, whisk together the All-Purpose Flour (1 cup), Baking Powder (1 tsp), and Kosher Salt (3/4 tsp). With the mixer on low, gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
step 7
Spoon about half the cake batter into the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer. Place small spoonfuls of the frangipane on top, covering as much of the cake as possible, then gently spread the frangipane with a spatula to cover the entire surface of the cake.
step 7 Spoon about half the cake batter into the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer. Place small spoonfuls of the frangipane on top, covering as much of the cake as possible, then gently spread the frangipane with a spatula to cover the entire surface of the cake.
step 8
Finally, place spoonfuls of the remaining cake batter on top of the frangipane and gently spread into an even layer.
step 9
Arrange the figs, cut sides up, on the cake in concentric circles. Place the cake on a sheet pan.
step 9 Arrange the figs, cut sides up, on the cake in concentric circles. Place the cake on a sheet pan.
step 10
Bake for 60-65 minutes, or until the center of the cake is just set.
step 11
Meanwhile, prepare the whipped cream. Combine Heavy Cream (1 cup), Sour Cream (2 Tbsp), and Granulated Sugar (1/2 Tbsp) in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on high speed until the cream forms soft peaks, 2-3 minutes.
step 12
Cool the cake for 20 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a cake plate and serve warm or at room temperature, with whipped cream if desired.
step 12 Cool the cake for 20 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a cake plate and serve warm or at room temperature, with whipped cream if desired.
Tags
Snack
Shellfish-Free
Vegetarian
Dessert
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