Fig Cake (Gateau De Figue)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

"This recipe goes back five generations in the Guidry family of Church Point, Louisiana. So make it a tradition in your family." Recipe appeared on Chef Folse's television show the week of July 17 to July 23, 1999.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a bundt-style pan and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, blending after each addition.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, soda and spices.
  6. Add these dry ingredients, alternately with the buttermilk, into the sugar mixture.
  7. Stir constantly until all ingredients are well incorporated into the batter.
  8. Add vanilla, pecans and figs.
  9. Stir well and pour into the greased pan.
  10. Bake for approximately 1 hour or until cake tester comes out clean.
  11. Allow to cool.
  12. Remove from pan.
  13. You may wish to serve with ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream.


Most Helpful

My cake was not quite sweet enough, perhaps it was the quality of my figs. I did frost my cake with a cream cheese frosting, which made it more palatable.

GRANNYGRAY August 25, 2009

I made this cake with some homemade fig jam, adjusting the sugar for the sweetness of the jam. I did everything else as listed. It made a very nice cake. I don't want to rate, because I strayed from the recipe, but just wanted to say thank you.

mianbao August 15, 2004

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