Made with honey and Greek yogurt, this almond fig cake is soft and delightful with a sweetened whipped mascarpone topping.
Figs are in the peak of their season right now and there are so many delicious ways to enjoy them – a great addition to cheeseboards, drizzled with honey, wrapped in prosciutto and roasted, or simply straight from the market. I love to top this almond meal cake with whipped mascarpone with tiger stripe or black mission figs. When shopping for ripe figs, look for figs that are slightly tender to the touch and smell sweet and fragrant. If you can’t get your hands on ripe figs, swap them for another in-season fruit. I often make this cake and top it with fresh summer strawberries, peaches, or plums, or in the winter – roasted pears. If it’s cooler outside, adding warm spices like nutmeg, cardamom, and cinnamon to the cake mixture would be delicious.
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