Learn about their beloved fig cake create a fig cake of your own!
The first ever Ocracoke Fig Cake Bake-Off was held in 2012, and this annual competition continues today, with entrants creating cakes for the “Traditional” or “Innovative” categories.
The cakes are judged on presentation, taste and figg-ness!
To learn more about the festival, which happens in during the month of August, click here!
You will love it!
What You Need:
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. salad (vegetable) oil
1/2 c. buttermilk
2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 1 Tbsp. warm water
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. fig preserves
1 1/2 c. chopped nuts
What To D0:
Beat 3 eggs; add sugar and oil. After sifting dry ingredients, add to egg mixture alternatively with buttermilk. Add vanilla and fold in figs and nuts. Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes, or in a greased and floured bundt pan at 350 degrees just a little longer. You can also add a second cup of fig preserves and bake a little longer, approximately one hour.
This is a moist and rich cake packed with great fig flavor! It’s a fantastic cake to have with breakfast, bring to a special occasion or for a mid-day snack.
The figs are transformed into a quicky fig jam. This jam plus a buttermilk glaze will ensure that your cake is very moist and full of flavor!