Fig & date dessert cake

Fig & Date Dessert Cake Fresh Ideas
This is a divinely light, moist fig and date sponge cake with zesty lemon and orange. Enjoy with a hot cuppa to savour the way it melts in your mouth.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8 people


  • 2 large eggs
  • cup caster sugar
  • 100 ml rice bran oil
  • 1 lemon zest grated
  • 1 orange zest grated
  • 11/2 cups self raising flour
  • ½ cup low fat natural yoghurt
  • 1 cup soft dried figs sliced
  • 1 cup fresh dates halved and pitted
  • Extra yoghurt to serve


  • Pre-heat oven to 170/150ºC fan forced. Grease a 22cm (base measurement) springform pan and line with baking paper.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl until thick. Gradually add oil, mixing constantly until combined. Stir in zest, flour and yoghurt. Combine fruit and roughly chop the 3/4 of fruit and fold into batter.
  • Pour mixture into cake tin. Bake for 15 minutes. Slice remaining fruit and arrange on cake. Bake 45 minutes more until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool completely. Serve with yoghurt and a good cuppa!
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