Easy & Delicious Fig Cake Recipe (Vegan)

Looking for a delicious cake that’s easy to make? My Dried Fig Cake Recipe is a perfect choice! It’s fluffy, moist, eggless, and butter-free. Enjoy the cake for breakfast or as a break-time snack!

slices of dried fig cakes on a cooling rack

In addition to their delicious flavor, dried fresh figs are packed with nutrients that can support overall health. They’re rich in dietary fiber, which is essential to healthy digestion. They have a natural sweetness, slight acidity, and chewy texture, making them an excellent choice for baking!

I will show you how easy it is to make a dried fig cake with simple ingredients.

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love dried figs.
  • You are looking for a dried fig cake recipe.
  • You want to make an easy cake with dried fig.

Let me walk you through the ingredients and how to make them with step-by-step instructions. Let’s get cooking!

About this recipe

  • Use dried figs
  • Full recipe with only six ingredients
  • Easy one-bowl recipe
  • Vegan recipe

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

Ingredients for easy dried fig cake
  • Flour: All-purpose flour or cake flour. If you like gluten-free cake, you can substitute it with rice flour.
  • Baking Powder: I use aluminum-free baking powder.
  • Oil: I usually use taihaku sesame oil (no smell and no color) for baking desserts, but you can use any other oil that doesn’t have a strong smell or taste.
  • Soy Milk: I use plain soy milk (no flavor and no sugar). You can also substitute it with almond or oats milk.
  • Maple Syrup: I use Canadian maple syrup.
  • Dried fig: I use Turkish figs. You can substitute it with fig jam or fresh figs.

If you want to know more about the ingredients (including cooking utensils), see this Vegan Matcha Pound Cake Recipe for more details.

🔪Instructions

Well, now it’s time to cook! Let me walk you through how to make it step by step. You can also watch this video.

How to make easy dried fig cake step by step

First, heat the oven to 180C/356F.

  1. Cut dried fig into small pieces.
  2. Add wet ingredients (oil, maple syrup, soy milk) in a large bowl and whisk.
  3. Add dry ingredients (baking powder and flour mixture) and stir gently with a rubber spatula.
  4. Add chopped figs and stir gently.
  5. Pour the cake batter into the cake pan (I use a loaf pan, but any type of cake pans can be used.).
  6. Score the top of the cake and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes at 180C/356F.
slices of dried fig cakes on a cooling rack

Take it out from the pan, place it on a wire rack, and let it cool for some time. Please wait until completely cooled down, then cut into pieces of your choice, and enjoy!

Storage

You can store your fresh fig cake at room temperature for about 5 days. If a slice becomes dry, warm it in the microwave for about 20 seconds, then it will get fluffy again.

For longer storage, wrap each slice of cake with plastic wrap before storing them in the freezer. The cakes will last around one month.

Flavor Variations

slices of dried fig cakes on a cooling rack

There are many ways to add extra flavor to this simple fig cake. Some ideas include:

  • Mix in vanilla extract, almond extract, or cinnamon for extra flavor.
  • Mix in lemon zest or lemon juice to give it a citrusy kick.
  • Top with chopped nuts like walnuts or almonds for a crunchy texture.
  • Adding a drizzle of honey (for non-vegan) or maple syrup over the top for a sweet touch.
  • Mix in fresh fruit.

Thanks For Stopping By!

a piece of dried fig cake with a fork

This is an easy, simple dried fig cake that will surely please you! Enjoy this healthy snack with your favorite cup of coffee or tea during break time….and I hope it brings a little joy into your day.

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Easy & Delicious Fig Cake Recipe (Vegan)

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 10 pieces
Author: Juri Austin
Looking for a delicious cake that's easy to make? My Dried Fig Cake Recipe is a perfect choice! It's fluffy, moist, eggless, and butter-free. Enjoy the cake for breakfast or as a break-time snack!

Equipment

  •  Loaf Pan 18cm / 7inch
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Strainer
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients

  • 120 ml Dried Fig, 70g

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp Oil, 50g
  • 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup, 50g
  • 150 ml Soy Milk, 160g

Dry Ingredients

  • 400 ml All-Purpose Flour or Cake Flour, 200g
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder, 8g

Instructions

  • Preheat oven: 180C/356F.
  • Cut dried fig: Cut dried fig into small pieces.
  • Put wet ingredients: Put wet ingredients into a bowl and mix.
  • Add dry ingredients: Place a strainer on the bowl, add dry ingredients, sift, and stir gently.
  • Add dried fig: Add dried fig to the bowl and stir gently.
  • Pour the dough: Place parchment paper in a cake pan and pour the dough into it. Remove the air by dropping the pan a few times.
  • Bake: Score the surface with a knife and bake for 35-40 minutes at 180C/356F.

Video

Notes

  • Storage: It will last for 5 days at room temperature and one month in the freezer (wrap each slice in plastic wrap).
  • Substitute: You can substitute soy milk with almond or oat milk. You can use oil that doesn’t have a strong smell.
  • Do not stir too much in steps 4 and 5 to make the cake fluffy.
  • If dried figs are hard, soak in water for 30 minutes to soften.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.8g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 5.2g | Sodium: 14mg | Sugar: 6.8g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: dried fig cake, vegan
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4 Comments

  1. Hello Juri,
    I live on the island of Antigua in the Caribbean. I am interested in trying your dried fig cake recipe. Could I substitute raw honey for maple syrup for sweetening?

    Looking forward to your response.

    Thanks,
    Patrick

    1. Hi Patrick! Yes, you can substitute maple syrup with honey, no problem! I hope you will like the recipe! By the way, I just googled the picture of Antigua. You live on such a beautiful island!! Thanks for letting me know where you are:) I was able to trip there for just a moment in my mind.