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Almond Fig Cake

Vegan Fig Cake

Almond Fig Cake

Recipe by Jennifer-JuneCourse: DessertCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Medium

A gorgeous Italian-inspired Vegan/Plant-Based Almond & Fig Cake that tastes delicious on its own or served with vanilla ice cream.


  • The equivalent of 4 eggs

  • 8 Tablespoons Aquafaba (or the equivalent of 4 egg whites )

  • 150 grams brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 50 grams cane sugar

  • 150 grams almond flour

  • 100 grams all-purpose flour

  • 16 grams baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 4-6 fresh figs, sliced – In the above recipe photo the figs are only cut in half, but I found it worked much better when they were sliced in 3 or 4.


  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (or 350F) and line a 26cm springform pan with baking paper. If your cake pan is smaller, that’s okay. Just be sure to space the fruit a little more widely so that the batter can cook properly.
  • To the bowl with the egg replacer, add sugar and beat until frothy.
  • Add vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and olive oil and mix well.
  • Sift in the baking powder and cornstarch
  • Add the almond flour and all-purpose flour and mix well.

  • Beat (or whisk by hand) the aquafaba until it forms peaks that hold their shape in the bowl.
  • Gently fold aquafaba into the cake batter being mindful to fold it in thoroughly but carefully so as to brake as few of the air bubbles as possible.
  • Pour into a parchment-lined cake pan.
  • Bake the cake for 10 minutes
  • Lay the fig slices gently on the top of the cake, so that they don’t sink into the cake.
  • Sprinkle a little brown sugar on top to help them caramelise (optional).
  • Bake in the oven until the top is golden and the centre doesn’t wobble, about 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Allow cake to cool to room temperature before serving.
  • Enjoy!
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