Almond and Fig Cake
This cake is quick to prepare. It is a sweet treat that is perfect with a hot cup of coffee or tea or just as lovely with some wine. Delicious, and even better still, enjoyed with friends and a glass of wine
- 2 oz Unsalted Butter
- 3 large Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- 4 1/2 oz Ground Almonds
- 1 oz Caster Sugar
- 1 oz Plain Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 10-12 Figs washed and cut in half
Melt the butter in a pan and allow to cool, before mixing in 3 lightly beaten eggs and a teaspoon of vanilla essence.
In a separate bowl mix together the dry ingredients.
Put the dry ingredients into the liquid, and beat them together to make a batter, pouring it into a greased and lined 9-inch springform pan.
Place halved figs, seed-side up into the batter, sprinkle with a tablespoon of sugar and pop it in the oven (preheated to 190 c) for 20 mins, until firm and browned. Eat hot, cold, with ice cream, cream, extra figs, or just on its own.