Finally, a cake that’s the perfect complement to a cheese board! If you love cheese boards, figs and wine as much as I do, you’ll love this easy honey cake! My honey and fig cake is sweetened with honey, fig preserves and topped with sweet, ripe figs and more honey. This super easy cake recipe yields a tender, delicate cake that melts in your mouth! Serve it alongside a wheel of brie cheese for the best flavor combination!
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How to Make Honey Fig Cake
This delicate and easy honey cake is very similar to a sponge cake! It gets all its volume from eggs, beaten until they’re very light and fluffy. The cake batter is sweetened with honey and fig preserves only, no additional sugar is added! If you do prefer your cakes on the sweeter side, feel free to add up to 1/2 cup sugar. Once you have the eggs ready, fold in the flour very gently using a spatula. It’s super important to keep the eggs light and fluffy!
This honey cake is also great to make ahead of time. Just let it cool completely on a wire rack, then wrap very well with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven, then top with fresh figs, honey and brie cheese when you’re ready to serve!
Serving the Cake
I love to serve this fig cake served warm with a side of extra honey, fresh summer figs and a wheel of brie cheese. The brie cheese adds a delicious flavor profile to this recipe that you won’t want to miss out on. Enjoy my fig cake after dinner with a glass of wine, or in the morning with a cup of coffee. It’s the perfect cake to wrap up an evening with!
Enjoyed this simple and delicious fig cake? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
- Chocolate Fig Roulade – the ultimate combination of figs and chocolate! This cake roll is so delicious!
- Try my ‘Cherry Honey Cake’ next!
- I also LOVE this simple ‘Pineapple Bundt Cake’ topped with whipped cream frosting!
- Banana Cream Cake – this delicate banana cake is dotted with pecans and filled with more bananas!
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