How to make Spiced Fig and Coffee Cake -

This cake not only looks superb it is absolutely delicious

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Fresh figs (ताज़ी अंजीर), Dried figs (सूखी अंजीर)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Desserts

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Spiced Fig and Coffee Cake

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Spiced Fig and Coffee Cake Recipe

  • Fresh figs quartered 6-8

  • Dried figs chopped 1/2 cup

  • Espresso coffee 1/4 cup

  • Butter softened 3/4 cup

  • Fine brown sugar 1/2 cup

  • Eggs 3

  • Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon

  • Refined flour 1 cup + 1 tablespoon

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Star anise powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Roasted hazelnuts chopped 10-12 + to garnish

  • Butter icing as required

  • Caramel sauce as required


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180˚C.

Step 2

Take the butter in a mixing bowl, add brown sugar and beat with an electric beater till light and fluffy. Add an egg and vanilla essence, beat again till well combined.

Step 3

Add the remaining eggs, one at a time, beating the mixture well in between.

Step 4

Add the remaining eggs, one at a time, beating the mixture well in between. Sieve 1 cup flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder and star anise powder directly into the bowl. Add espresso and hazelnuts. Take dried figs in a bowl, add 1 tbsp flour and mix well. Add this to the flour-butter mixture and fold in all the ingredients till well combined.

Step 5

Transfer the batter into a silicone mould and tap lightly to remove any air bubbles. Keep the mould on a tray, keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. Bring the tray out of the oven and set aside to cool completely.

Step 6

De-mould and trim off the top of the cake to level the surface. Apply a little icing on the cake board and place the cake upside down over it.

Step 7

Apply the buttercream on the cake and spread it evenly with a palate knife all over the top and the sides of the cakw. Comb the sides with a cake-comb.

Step 8

Decorate the cake with fresh figs and chopped hazelnuts. Drizzle caramel sauce on the edges and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.