Fig Date Cake Recipe
This warming Middle Eastern cake recipe combines figs, dates and lemons, perfect anytime for coffee mornings, snacks and bagged lunches.
6 oz. butter, softened
6 oz. soft brown sugar
6 oz. self-raising flour, sifted
1 tsp. baking powder
2 oz. dates, pitted and chopped
2 oz. figs, pitted and chopped
grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Using a food processor, add butter, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, lemon rind, and lemon juice. Mix well. Fold in dates and figs. Bake for 50 minutes in a deep, greased, 8-inch springform cake pan.
Allow to cool in pan and turn out onto a wire rack. Serve cold with hot coffee or tea, or as a snack for kids.