You are here: Home » Recipes » Olive-Oil Orange Cake with Poached Figs Olive-Oil Orange Cake with Poached Figs Recipe by Tamar Haspel Yield 9 servings A perfect ending for your Hanukkah meal. Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Ingredients Cake:1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup sugar3 eggs1/2 cup orange juice Finely grated rind of 1 orange3/4 cup olive oilFigs:1/2 cup chopped dried figs (about 12 figs)1/4 cup orange liqueur OR 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate1/4 cup water1 tablespoon sugar Instructions Preheat the oven to 350F and oil an 8-inch square pan. To prepare the cake, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Combine sugar and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer a medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in orange juice and rind. Reduce speed to low, and add olive oil in a slow stream. Add flour mixture and stir just until combined. Pour into prepared pan. Bake about 35 minutes, until golden and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. To prepare figs, combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until the liquid is syrupy, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm over cake.