Fig Preserves Cake

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by LonghornMama

From The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook. My favorite way to use all of those fig preserves I insist on making. A nice moist spice cake, good with coffee when the weather starts to get cool.

Top Review by wardland

I've made this recipe twice and everyone loves it. I end up with much too much sauce to glaze the cakes. Thanks. Now I know what to do with the fig presereves. Ward Land

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; add oil and eggs, beating at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.
  2. Add buttermilk and vanilla, beating well.
  3. Stir in preserves and pecans.
  4. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool in a pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from pan and place on a serving plate.
  8. Pour buttermilk glaze over cake while both are still warm.
  9. For Buttermilk Glaze: Bring sugar, baking soda, buttermilk, butter and corn syrup to a boil in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
  10. Boil 4 minutes, stirring constantly until glaze is golden.
  11. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
  12. Cool slightly.
  13. Yield: 1/2 cups.

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