This week’s recipe for Tuesdays With Dorie was for A Fig Cake For Fall (pages 198-199). I could not find any figs around these parts.
I decided to make half the recipe and use apples with some added spices, I added some cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to the cake batter. In place of the ruby port, I used some spiced apple cider, which along with the honey, reduced down beautifully and tasted sweet and good. I baked the half recipe in a six inch round cake pan.
I baked the cake for 30 minutes and the toothpick was still covered in moist batter, so I baked it another five minutes and thought it still had more time to finish. So I baked the cake a total of forty minutes and sadly, the cake turned out super dry. :( I’m pretty sure it was just because I ended up baking it a little too long. I brushed the baked, warm cake with the spiced apple cider syrup.
If you want to make a fig cake, Alvarosa at Cookie Rookie will have the recipe on her blog. I followed the recipe except I only made half the recipe and added some spices as I mentioned and used apples. Wish I wouldn’t have baked it a little too much!
Wait until you see what we’re about to do for Tuesdays With Dorie in November! We’re doubling up on recipes each week! We’re so close to finishing the book. New plans are being made to begin baking along in another one of Dorie Greenspan’s books, Baking With Julia!