You are here: Home » Recipes » Buttermilk Fig Cake Buttermilk Fig Cake Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 12 servings This classic combination will keep you coming back for more. PrintEmail Ingredients Buttermilk Fig Cake:2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 cups sugar1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 cup vegetable oil3 -- eggs1 cup buttermilk1 tablespoon vanilla extract2 cups figs, chopped1 cup pecans, choppedButtermillk Sauce:1 cup sugar1/2 cup (1 stick) butter1/2 cup buttermilk1 tablespoon corn syrup1 tablespoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon baking soda Instructions Cake: Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl and mix well. Add the oil, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, figs and pecans and mix well. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 45 minutes or until the cake tests done. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and poke holes over the cake with a fork or wooden pick. Sauce: Combine the sugar, butter, buttermilkm, corn syrup, vanilla and baking soda in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour over the cake. You may bake this cake in a greased and floured 9 x 13-inch baking pan and pour the sauce directly over the cake. Recipe reprinted with permission from Junior League of Lake Charles Marshes to Mansions (Junior League of Lake Charles, Louisiana, 2007).