Fig and Walnut Cake

IMG_0582IMG_0576IMG_0596Today I brought into my large Paniere a Fig and Walnut Ccake to share with you. Cake’s are like Tart’s and Tarts are like … well I think I spoke enough about them in the last post but let’s just say they are versatile! A sweet cake for this weeks Fiesta Friday #20  which is co-hosted by Fae from Fae’s Twist and Tango and Suzanne from apuginthekitchen.

Serve 12 slices


  • 160g of soft butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 125 of granulated white sugar
  • 250g of wheat flour
  • 11g of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 150g of walnuts
  • 2 fresh figs cut in two
  • Ground walnut for decoration
  • Honey for glaze (2 generous spoon)


  1. Grease a cake pan and set aside (12cm/30cm).
  2. In a mixing bowl add the soft butter and the eggs (one at a time) and whisk until the dough becomes completely blended.
  3. Add the sugar and continue to whisk (the dough becomes smooth).
  4. Add the flour, the baking powder and the pinch of salt and mix until the dough becomes homogeneous.
  5. Add the walnut and mix with a spatula.
  6. Pour the mixture into the cake pan.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  8. Add the half fig deep into the mixture and let space between them.
  9. Bake for 40 minutes (more or less depending the oven).
  10. When the cake is golden or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean; remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  11. Warm the honey into a pan on a low heat.
  12. Brush with the warm honey the top of the cake and sprinkle with walnut.

The cake is perfectly accompanied with a strong cup of tea!

Bon Appetit.

75 thoughts on “Fig and Walnut Cake

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  2. As always, wonderful recipe and stunning photos! I want a slice right now! Thanks so much for bringing this to the party, have a lovely weekend! 🙂

  3. Linda, this looks absolutely delicious – walnuts and figs are just so good together. Also, I like that there is not too much sugar and that you have used wholewheat flour – great work! Your photo are pretty stunning as well. Happy Fiesta Friday!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Selma 🙂 I agree with you walnuts and figs are a good combination. Fig is one of my favorite fruit (fresh like today or dry with olive oil and cheese). Happy Fiesta Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

  4. This cake sounds delicious, Linda! As far as I’m concerned, one can’t go wrong with figs in baked goods. Your photos are exceptional…beautiful job!

    • Thank you so much, Nancy 🙂 I love fig too, the color, the texture inside (it’s a beautiful fruit) one of my favorite. I have a small fig tree in my garden (the figs are so tiny, I made a jam with them). I bought this one from the market, I couldn’t resist 😉 Take care and have a lovely weekend!

  5. Linda, ce gâteau est presque trop gourmand pour être vrai. J’aime vraiment ta manière de cuisiner, j’adore ! Vivement la saison des figues…

    • Merci beaucoup, Darya, tu es vraiment trop gentille. Ma cuisine n’est pas trop complique, j’aime les choses simples (une vraie bouffe quoi), mais surtout partagee avec les gens que j’adore. J’ai un petit figuier dans le jardin (les figues sont petites, je les ai utilise en confiture), pour cette recette j’ai achete des figues qui venaient de Turquie. En Algerie, la region des figues est la Kabylie…Bises 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your nice comment, Fae. I got my figs from the market and they come from Turkey (the season started last month), I have a small fig tree in my garden they are small but very tasty. I made jam with the tiny one 😛
      Happy Fiesta Friday and it’s a real pleasure to see you co-hosting 🙂

  6. This cake has been added to the list of baked goodies that I plan to make… It looks so moist and delicious! Thanks for sharing, Linda, and have a great weekend! 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Ahila 🙂 This cake is perfect for a breakfast morning with a cup of tea or in the afternoon, it is moist and crunchy with the walnuts. Please, do let me know how it turns out.
      Enjoy the rest of the weekend x

    • Thank you, Margherita 🙂 I agree with your husband, I grew up with figs around me, fresh or dry. It’s a very nice fruit. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and the World Cup 😉

    • Thank you so much, Julianna 🙂 I adore figs too. This cake is good, perfect for a picnic, the walnuts bring a crunchy taste and figs the moisture, yummy. Enjoy the rest of the weekend 😀

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