This is a great cake, with lovely fruity and nutty flavours. If you enjoy eating dried fruits, then this cake is perfect for you. Have it warm and it will lift you in these cold, winter months. 

Fig and Walnut Cake



4oz Butter

4oz Sugar

2 Beaten Eggs

4oz Self Rising Flour

3 Dried Figs- Chopped

Small Handful of Raisins

Handful of Ground Walnuts

2tsp Vanilla Essence



Take the butter and sugar in a bowl. Beat until creamy and white. Add the eggs, dried fruit, vanilla essence and the walnuts. Give it a light stir and then sieve the flour onto the egg mixture. Combine until smooth. Pour the mixture into a greased tin and cook in a pre heated oven at 180c until cooked. A good tip to check if the cake is cooked, you stick a skewer or a flat knife into the centre of the cake and see if it comes out clean. If it is clean then the cake is cooked but if it does not then just leave in the oven a little longer until cooked. This will take approximately 30-40minutes.