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Fig Marsala Cake



  • 250 g soft dried figs, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) marsala
  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 1 cup (220g) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup (140g) sour cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a deep 22cm baba pan well.
  2. Combine figs and marsala in a small saucepan; bring to the boil. Cool 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, beat butter and brown sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Transfer mixture to a large bowl; stir in sifted flours and soda, and sour cream.
  4. Blend or process fig mixture until it forms a smooth paste; stir into cake mixture. Spread mixture into the pan; smooth surface.
  5. Bake cake about 1 hour. Stand in pan 5 minutes; turn onto a wire rack to cool. Dust with sifted icing sugar before serving.

 Enjoy 🙂

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