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

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Fresh Fig Cake Moist and Best Fresh Fig Recipes During Fig Season!

Fresh Fig Cake moist and delicious, is one of my favorite Bundt cake healthy easy recipes and one of my favorite fresh fig recipes in my cookbook, Eating Well to Fight Arthritis.  Who doesn’t like easy fig recipes with fresh figs? 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 and I get so excited when I start to see them in the grocery. High on my recipe list is my fresh fig cake moist recipe that has a focus on anti inflammatory recipes.  Also, diabetic-friendly and high in potassium and fiber, this moist cake even has nutritious benefits.!

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.

Fresh Fig Cake from Eating Well to Fight Arthritis

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.

Makes 20 servings

1/3 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 egg white
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh figs, stems removed
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Glaze (see recipe)

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.


1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

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.

Nutritional information 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 Recipes Make Healthy Easy Recipe

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

In my cookbook, Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook, a “D” highlights diabetic-friendly recipes throughout the book. I think you’ll be surprised how many of your favorite recipes will also be easy diabetic recipes too.  I keep eating healthy 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
Cuisinart Chef's Classic Nonstick Bakeware 9-1/2-Inch Fluted Cake PanCuisinart Chef’s Classic Nonstick Bakeware 9-1/2-Inch Fluted Cake Pan

I bought a new nonstick Bundt pan and I can’t tell you what a difference it makes in making sure your cake comes out of the pan without sticking. I used an old pan for the longest time and would get so aggravated when my cake stuck. However, those were the pieces of cake I got to taste and eat ahead of time.

I 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?  I guess you are thinking pizza and figs don’t go together.  Yes, they do and especially during fig season! One of my favorite recipes I look forward to making is my Fig, Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Pizza in my 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 and I had the best the other night at an event.  However, this pizza has the same fabulous flavors and then you have a healthy fig pizza recipe.

Where To Find Fresh Figs  for Fresh Fig Recipes
Trader Joe's Black Mission FigsTrader Joe’s Black Mission Figs


Fresh figs make a difference in this recipe for my fresh fig cake.  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! I also love my Candied Spiced Walnut recipe to serve with fresh figs on a cheese platter.


Figs Are An Aphrodisiac! Another Reason to Get Excited For Fig Season

Also, did you know that figs are considered an aphrodisiac? Figs, 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!

Fresh Fig Recipes That You’ll Adore That Are Easy Fig Recipes

Easy Fig recipes for Fresh Fig Bundt Cake and Fig, Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Pizza for fig season
Fig, Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Pizza

I told you how much I look forward to fig season and this pizza is another favorite easy fig recipe.  All these recipes may be made with dried figs also. Best of all, there’s no fuss because you don’t even have to peel figs!

Fig, Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Pizza in my cookbook, Too Hot in the Kitchen. Figs combined with sweet caramelized onion, salty prosciutto and creamy goat cheese turn pizza into a palate pleasing masterpiece.



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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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