Fig and Almond Cake

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Recipe by duonyte

Alas, I don't think it will stay warm enough for my figs to ripen this year, but someday I hope to make this cake, courtesy of the New York Times, by David Tanis.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch fluted tart pan or pie pan; set aside.
  2. Put almonds and 1/4 cup sugar in a food processor and grind to a coarse powder.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; pulse to combine.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, melted butter, honey and almond extract.
  5. Add almond mixture and beat for a minute until batter is just mixed. Pour batter into pan.
  6. Remove stem from each fig and cut in half. Arrange fig halves cut-side up over the batter.
  7. Sprinkle figs with 2 tbl.sugar and bake for 30 minutes, until golden outside and dry at center when probed with a cake tester. Cool before serving.

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