You are here: Home » Recipes » Fig Preserve Cake Fig Preserve Cake Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 16 servings A traditional favorite. PrintEmail Ingredients 2 cups flour1 1/2 cups sugar1 teaspoon each baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1 cup vegetable oil3 -- eggs1 cup buttermilk1 tablespoon vanilla extract1 cup fig preserves, chopped1/2 cup chopped pecansGlaze:1/2 cup sugar1/4 cup buttermilk1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch1/4 teaspoon baking soda1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Instructions Combine the flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves in a bowl and mix well. Add the oil. Beat until blended. Beat in the eggs. Add 1 cup buttermilk and 1 tablespoon vanilla and mix well. Stir in the preserves and pecans. Spoon into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Spoon into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 350F degrees for 1 1/4 hours. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove to a serving platter. For the glaze, bring 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup buttermilk, cornstarch and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Drizzle over the warm cake. May substitute dark purple figs or bronze figs for the fig preserves. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Savannah’s Downtown Savannah Style (the Junior League of Savannah, Georgia, 1996).