Happy Father’s Day !

My Dad was famous for making Fig preserves every Summer. He would pick them from our tree, clean them and make preserves and give the jars away to friends and family. My Mom would take some preserves and make this classic Cajun cake. Enjoy!


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped fig preserves
  • Buttermilk Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda


Fig Cake: In a large glass bowl combine the sugar, flour, soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and cloves. Add the oil and mix well. Add the eggs. Mix. Add the buttermilk and vanilla, mixing completely. Stir in the figs and pecans.

Pour the batter into a greased floured 10-inch tube pan.

Bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes and remove from pan. While it’s baking, prepare the glaze.

Buttermilk Glaze: Combine the buttermilk, 1/2 cup sugar, baking soda, cornstarch and margarine in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

Cool slightly and add in the vanilla. While mixture is warm, pour over the slightly cooled cake.

Happy Father’s Day !!!

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