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Fig Spice Cake

Yield 16 servings (serving size: 1 square)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dried figs, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 4 teaspoons fresh orange juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 190
  • fat 4.4 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • protein 2.7 g
  • carbohydrate 36.1 g
  • cholesterol 28 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 119 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fiber 1.4 g
  • calcium 66 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; let stand while preparing cake batter.

  3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients. Combine brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, and eggs. Gradually add flour mixture to buttermilk mixture, beating with a mixer at low speed until blended. Stir in figs and any juices remaining in bowl.

  4. Spoon batter into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

  5. Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon orange rind, and 4 teaspoons fresh orange juice. Drizzle over cake.

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