Almond Fig Cake

with White Chocolate Coconut Icing

INGREDIENTS 
Almond Cake
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup dried figs, chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almonds, blanched & ground
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
White Chocolate Coconut Icing
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp Gourmet white chocolate buttons, finely chopped
  • Handful of fresh figs, for garnish
  • Pinch of Maldon sea salt
METHOD
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C & grease a loaf pan.
  2. Mix the butter & sugar together until creamy & beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla extract & the water & beat until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir the ground almonds, flour & baking powder together.
  4. Stir the dry mixture into the wet ingredients & add the chopped dried figs.
  5. Pour the batter into your loaf ban & bake for 45 min. or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. To make the icing, add the coconut milk, honey & salt to a small saucepan & simmer over medium heat. Turn off heat & whisk in white chocolate until fully incorporated. Add the cream cheese 1 tbsp at a time & stir until icing is smooth. Set aside & cool for 20 min.
  7. To serve, drizzle the icing over the cake & assemble fresh figs on top.

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