Yield
1 (9-inch) cake

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut figs in half; cover with hot water. Let stand 20 minutes; drain and set aside.

Step 2

Beat 1 cup butter at medium speed with an electric mixer about 2 minutes or until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

Step 3

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch springform pan. Top with fig halves.

Step 4

Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool on rack.

Step 5

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; add sugar and cinnamon, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Brush over top of cake. Garnish, if desired.

Step 6

Note: 3 cups fresh figs can substitute for dried

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