Thursday, July 19, 2012


"Mmmm, Southern Cooking is
 like a long walk in the meadow,
you just can never seem to fill up
 enough on it."

~Paula Deen

A little cake recipe
that we bake once
a summer.  It taste
better if you allow
it to sit overnight.
It's worth planting
a fig tree just so
you can have a slice!


Combine and set aside:
2 cups All purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Mix together:
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Add 1/2 cup buttermilk and mix well.

Fold in:
1 1/2 cups fig preserves
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
Gradually add dry ingredients [batter will be thin] and pour in 2 greased and floured 8 inch pans.Bake 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool on wire rack and then frost.

Beat together
12 ounces cream cheese softened
5 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar

Store cake in icebox.


  1. yum... I might actually be able to have a slice! haha! I love your last line... "store in icebox." You really are from the south, aren't you! ;)

  2. decadent!!! and not a calorie to it, right???!

  3. OH. MY. GOODNESS! That sounds so incredibly yummy! My grandmother had fig trees and when we'd "pick" figs, I think more made it into our mouths then into the bowl. They are a favorite.

  4. Sounds delicious...we had a fig tree in one of the houses we lived in...I hadn't remembered that in years! Wish I'd had this recipe then. Enjoy your Thursday!

  5. I am so hungry right now.....I wonder why??? Thank you!

  6. sounds delicious I may have to give this a try.

  7. Get figgy with it!
    Nothing beats figs in summertime- this cake sounds delish!

  8. Tracey,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog today...and I wanted to say 3-4 to wake up oh,my....I wish I could do that. My internal clock gets me up by 7:00 during the week and 6:00 on Sundays. I am in bed by 10:00 just to do

    You sound like you have a very full day....

    The cake sounds wonderful!!!!!!



  9. I don't think that I can wait for a fig tree to grow, blossom and produce fruit to make this! I just might have to buy sounds yummy.

  10. Oh this is just the sort of cake I have been waiting for so I can use my lovely figs from my tree when they grow in the summer - definitely one to pin.

  11. The only figs I have ever eaten were in Fig Newtons-pitiful. These look tempting.

  12. Tracey, you are just tempting all of us with your dee-lish creations.


  13. Oh my! I'm off to raid my Tutu's fig tree right now! This sounds delicious.