Lemon Fig Cake (Butter free)

I always wanted to bake a cake with figs. This time when we bought figs, I searched for the recipe of cake with figs. I came across this simple recipe.  This recipe does not ask for butter. Lemon zest surely does the magic.

 It is a delicious lemon scented cake that does not take much time to bake. Lovely to have with a hot cup of tea.

Lemon Fig Cake (Butter free)
Adapted from Martha Stewart 
I have made some changes in the recipe. I have reduced olive oil from ½ cup  to 1/3 cup. I have also added 1 ½ teaspoon of lemon juice. I have taken 1 cup chopped dried figs.
This is how I made Lemon Fig Cake
1 ½ cup all purpose flour
1 cup chopped figs
¾ cup powdered sugar
½ cup milk
1/3 cup olive oil
1 egg
1 ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and dust one 8 inch cake pan. Line the bottom of the pan.
Whisk together all purpose flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl whisk together oil, milk, beaten egg. Add lemon juice.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Do not over mix. Gently fold in chopped figs and lemon zest.
Pour the batter in the prepared cake pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or till the top turns golden and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven, cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool in the wire rack.
Cut into wedges and serve.

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  1. I love figs and have been busy propagating and planting them out on the property. I currently use date paste for all of my sugar needs but one day, after harvesting our own figs and drying them, I reckon fig paste might be my new sugar of the day :). I love this recipe. Not only is it dairy free, but only containing a single egg makes it easily veganisable as well. Cheers for the delicious share Namita :)

  2. Such a pretty cake with an innovative mix of ingredients. I love the flavour of figs and lemons... the combination sure must have been yum!

  3. Namita, I love figs! We rarely see the dried Figs available in the Indian market here, sadly!! I tend to get fresh figs and just eat them all up before any recipe comes to mind;)

  4. Lovely recipes. .love ur blog..bookmarking to keep visiting :)

  5. Lovely cake. Which brand of all purpose flour have you used? Can I increase the lemon juice quantity to make it super lemony? Or will it affect the cake texture?