Louisiana Fig Cake Recipe

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Louisiana Fig Cake Recipe

A delicious and moist Louisiana Fig Cake recipe that perfectly captures the flavors of the Deep South. Made with fresh figs, warm spices, and a hint of rum, this cake is sure to impress. It’s a perfect dessert for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just want to treat yourself to something special.


  • 2 cups fresh figs, chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Mix until just combined.
  5. Gently fold in the chopped figs, pecans, and rum.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool in the baking dish for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

This Louisiana Fig Cake Recipe is bursting with flavor and will transport you straight to the heart of the Deep South with every bite. The sweetness of the fresh figs, combined with the warm spices and a touch of rum, creates a cake that is both indulgent and comforting.

Nutrition information: Coming soon.

Enjoy this Louisiana Fig Cake Recipe with a cup of hot coffee or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Whether you’re sharing it with loved ones or enjoying it on your own, this cake is guaranteed to be a hit. So go ahead, indulge in a taste of the South and savor every bite of this delightful dessert.

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