• Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cooking Time: 35 mins
  • Serves: 8

Figs and Lemon Cake

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 Ingredients List

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 lemon , zested
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 pint fresh figs , halved
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar (raw sugar)


Preheat oven to 375.
Butter an 8-inch cast-iron skillet and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
In your mixer's bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add egg and continue to beat until mixed.
Mix in zest and vanilla; beat until thoroughly combined.
Set your mixer on the lowest setting and add flour mixture in batches, alternating with yogurt and beginning and ending with flour.
Pour batter into the skillet.
Using an offset spatula, spread the batter evenly and smooth it out.
Add figs on top, face up, and push them into the batter.
Sprinkle cake with turbinado sugar.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Let cool for about 20 minutes.
Cut and serve.

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