Figgy Orange Streusel Cake

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

A not-too-sweet, buttery fig cake with a hint of orange and spice. A nice cake for a late morning brunch or a dinner finale. Source: Robin Hood Flour

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350ºF.
  3. Grease and flour a 10" (4L) tube pan. Combine all ingredients for streusel in food processor.
  4. Pulse just until chunky (or chop nuts and mix with other ingredients). Set aside.
  5. CAKE:
  6. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until creamy.
  7. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Add to butter mixture alternatively with buttermilk, making 3 additions of flour mixture and 2 of buttermilk.
  8. Stir in figs and zest.
  9. Spread half of batter in prepared pan; sprinkle with half the streusel.
  10. Spread remaining batter on top; sprinkle with remaining streusel.
  11. BAKE in centre of 350ºF (180ºC) oven for 50-60 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean.
  12. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes, then remove and serve warm or cool.
Most Helpful

This cake is lovely and not too sweet, which I find rather nice. It gave me a chance to use some of the beautiful dried Calimyrna figs that my sister brought over for me from Greece. I will definitely be making this cake again!

Irmgard April 30, 2011