I don’t know how you feel about figs, but I loooove them! As soon as they are in season here and available fresh in the stores, I buy them constantly. They go well as a snack, along with some cheese for dinner, on your oats or porridge in the morning… basically with everything anytime ;) It seems this year those purple little fellas were on sale all the time. So buying a lot of them was quite obvious and baking with them too! But all things must come to an end and so is fig season – so this will be my last recipe for this year: Olive Oil Cake with Figs! Mmmm…!
I really baked a lot with figs this year. This cute looking fault line cake with honey and figs for example, or these toffee fig rolls… plus many recipes that did not make it onto the blog yet. It was a good year for figs ;)) The last recipe I want to show you to end the season is this delicious and super easy to prepare olive oil cake with figs.
Olive oil in a cake might sound a bit weird for some people but in Spain, it’s quite normal to use that kind of oil in a cake – at least in the Spanish part of my family ;)) I think olive oil is really nice for baking and not only for cooking savory dishes. You have to make sure you are not using the strongest and most flavorful oil there is. Unless you really like the flavor even with sweet stuff – bud I recommend to use a mild one. When you only get a hint of the oil in combination with the other ingredients – especially the figs – really nice.
If you are out of figs or if they are not in season at the moment you want to bake a cake like this one here, you can easily replace the figs with other fruits or berries. Just make sure you are not overloading the cake with fruits. The dough needs some room to grow and if you add too much stuff, it will be not as fluffy. But besides that – really easy and really quick to prepare. Ten minutes at the most to get the cake into the oven. In case you have a surprise guest, this cake is something you can always mix together in no time. In case the person(s) coming over deserve(s) a delicious homemade cake :P
INGREDIENTS / ZUTATEN
2/3 cup (160g) Greek yogurt
1/3 cup (80ml) mild olive oil
2 tbsp. honey
2 large eggs
1/2 organic lemon (zest and juice)
3/4 cup (100g) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (70g) ground almonds
1/4 cup (50g) muscovado sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
4-5 fresh figs
For the decoration (optional):
160g Griechischer Joghurt
80ml mildes Olivenöl
2 EL Honig
1/2 Bio-Zitrone (Abrieb und Saft)
100g Mehl (Type 550)
70g gemahlene Mandeln
1 1/2 TL Backpulver
Für die Dekoration (optional):
DIRECTIONS / ZUBEREITUNG
2. In a mixing bowl combine the yogurt, olive oil, honey, eggs, zest of the lemon and juice. In a second bowl mix flour, ground almonds, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Transfer to the baking tin and place the figs on top. Bake for 26-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool down on a wire rack. To decorate the cake drizzle some honey on top, sprinkle with some chopped pistachios and spread some whipped cream on top (optional).
2. Den Joghurt mit dem Olivenöl, Honig, Eiern, Zitronenschalenabrieb und Saft in einer Schüssel verrühren. In einer zweiten Schüssel den Mehl, Mandeln, Zucker, Backpulver und Salz verrühren und dann zu den restlichen Zutaten in die andere Schüssel dazugeben und kurz verrühren. Den Teig in die Form füllen und die geviertelten Feigen darauf verteilen. Im vorgeheizten Backofen für 26-30 Minuten backen – mit einem Zahnstocher testen, ob noch Teig kleben bleibt und erst herausnehmen, wenn der Zahnstocher sauber herauskommt. Auf einem Kuchengitter abkühlen lassen und dann je nach Belieben mit etwas Honig beträufeln, gehackten Pistazien und Schlagsahne dekorieren und dann servieren.
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A delicious and easy cake you can make for your afternoon tea – Olive Oil Cake with Figs. Mediterranean flavors packed in one awesome cake!
Keywords: olive oil, cake, figs, quick, easy