I was in Fresh Market the other day and saw they had fresh figs. I’m not sure where they were from and honestly I didn’t care. It was the last hurrah of summer and I was going to make something with them.
I brought my delicious little turkey figs home and immediately started looking through my hoard of recipes. (yes, I am a recipe hoarder). I had so many, but I wanted something different from the jam that I had made previously and I finally settled on this Spiced Honey Cake. It was from CHOW.com and posted by Kate Ramos, although I’m unsure if she was the actual creator of this cake. Whatever the case may be, this was an incredible looking cake and I was anxious to see if it was going to taste as good as I thought it might.
I want to let you know that the honey liqueur that it requires is not the turkey honey whiskey stuff my husband likes to bring out at the boy’s card games. There is a real honey liqueur and I would recommend Celtic Honey, a product from Ireland, or Bärenjäger. Either one will work well.
This was a very nice, moist cake and the fig mixture on the top really enhanced the flavor of the cake. If you love figs, you need to make this. Well, even if you don’t like figs…you should still make this. It’s that good.
I am already looking forward to next year’s crop of figs. Yum.