Fig Cake Filling

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by mollypaul

An interesting variation on cake filling and a delicious way to use up any extra figs you may have. From the US Regional Cookbook, Chicago Culinary Arts Institute, 1947. Cooking time is approximate.

Top Review by Cheryl Buffington

This filling is delicious! Very easy to make. I used the filling in a German Kuchen. My husband raved about it. I will definitely use this again. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook figs until tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Combine sugar and cornstarch in the top of double boiler.
  3. Add boiling water gradually, stirring constantly.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add figs, lemon juice, and orange rind.
  6. Let cool to room temperature before assembling cake.

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