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Olive Oil Cake with Figs | Bake to the roots

Olive Oil Cake with Figs

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  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 40m
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Cakes
  • Cuisine: Italian


A delicious and easy cake you can make for your afternoon tea – Olive Oil Cake with Figs. Mediterranean flavors packed in one awesome cake!


For the cake:
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):
some honey
pistachios, chopped
whipped cream


1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F (180°C). Grease a 9.5 inches (24cm) baking tin (or iron cast skillet) and set aside. Wash the figs, dry and quarter. Set aside.
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).


Enjoy baking!