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Italian Baking: Figs cake

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  • Author: Veronica Lavenia
  • Yield: 8 -10 1x


Suitable for a sweet winter snack, this Italian favorite with dried figs and nuts is soft and great with wine or a glass of milk.


  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g 3½ oz-½ cup raw sugar
  • 80 ml 2 ½ fl oz mild extra virgin olive oil or 100 ml ( fl oz) organic cold-pressed sunflower oil
  • 300 g 11 oz Kamut flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 15 g ½oz organic baking powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 200 g 7 oz dried figs
  • 50 g Nuts of choice (chopped)


  1. Beat the egg yolks with sugar and oil.
  2. Add the flour, vanilla, baking powder and mix.
  3. Whip the egg whites until stiff with a pinch of salt and, when ready, gently add them to the dough.
  4. Add dried figs and nuts coarsely chopped.
  5. Oiled and flour a cake pan (or lined with baking paper) and pour the mixture.
  6. Bake at 180°C (350°F/gas 4) for 25-30 minutes.
  • Category: Baking, Dessert
  • Cuisine: Italian
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