Tuesdays with Dorie: A Fig Cake For FallOctober 25, 2011 at 12:15 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 14 Comments
Fresh figs are a rare treat in my house…they are not so hard to find at the shops when they’re in season, but they don’t come home with me often. I was excited to buy a pint to make this cake with TWD. Beneath these flashy ruby port-poached figs is an appealingly rustic and sturdy cake, flavored with honey and cornmeal. I brushed a little of the reduced port syrup on top of the figs after the cake had cooled. Whipped cream on the side was a must.