You are here: Home » Recipes » Summer Fig Spice Cake Summer Fig Spice Cake Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 16 servings The addition of figs to this classic spice cake makes it very special. PrintEmail Ingredients Cake:2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 cups sugar1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon ground cloves1 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 teaspoon ground cinnamon3 large eggs, lightly beaten1 cup vegetable oil1 cup buttermilk1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup fresh figs, choppedk, stems removed (or may use fig preserves)1 cup pecans, chopped (optional), toasted -- GlazeGlaze:1/2 cup sugar1/4 cup butter1/4 cup buttermilk2 teaspoons light corn syrup1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions Preheat the oven to 325F. To prepare the cake: Blend together the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in the eggs, oil and buttermilk, blending well. Fold in the vanilla, figs and pecans. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13x2-inch baking dish. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven to a wire cooling rack. Pierce the top of the cake several times with a toothpick; drizzle Glaze over the cake. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired. To prepare the glaze: Bring all the ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan and cook for 3 mintues. Pour over the cake. Recipe reprinted with permission from Under the Fig Leaf; A Cookbook for Fig Lovers (copyright 2009, Sherri Lee Parker Lee).