Spiced Fig Cake Recipe

This warm and delicious fig cake is a simple recipe perfect for dessert with coffee.

Warm Fig Cake recipe from farmers market in Shreveport

Warm Fig Cake recipe from the Shreveport Farmer's Market.

Shreveport Farmers Market manager Noma Fowler-Sandlin tells us that she loves figs and fig preserves—plus they are easy to find at the farmers markets. What to do with your figs? Try Noma's spiced fig cake. 


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (dissolved in the buttermilk)
  • 1 8-ox. jar of your favorite fig preserves
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Method of Preperation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Cream together sugar and butter. 
  3. Add the eggs, milk containing soda, and fig preserves.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients and slowly stir into the wet ones, mix well. 
  5. Pour into a rectangular greased and flour-dusted cake pan or two smaller roud or square ones. 
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until brown. This cake requires no icing, but can be dusted with powdered sugar and freshly roasted walnuts for serving.