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Recipe: »Orange Honey Cake topped with Figs«

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Recipe: »Orange Honey Cake topped with Figs«


For the cake

  • 100g honey, plus extra to serve
  • 400g unsalted butter
  • 240g granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 70g self-raising flour
  • 150g coarse semolina
  • 300g ground almonds
  • 4 tsp orange blossom water
  • Zest 3 organic oranges

For the filling

  • 1 jar Bonne Maman Fig Preserve

For the buttercream

  • 75g butter
  • 320g powered icing sugar
  • ½ tsp orange extract
  • 1 organic orange, zest
  • 2 tsp orange juice

To serve

  • 6 figs, halved or quartered
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Greek style yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Grease and line base and sides of three 7 inch cake tins with baking paper. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the honey, flour, semolina, ground almonds, orange blossom water and orange zest and stir well to combine.
  2. Spoon the mixture equally between the three cake pans. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pans for ten minutes before turning out onto wire racks and allow to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl beat butter until light and fluffy. Add the icing sugar, orange extract, orange zest and beat until well combined. Add one tablespoon at a time of orange juice and beat until desired consistency has been reached.
  4. To assemble: Place one layer of cake on a cake plate and spoon half the jar of fig preserve onto the cake layer and spread evenly to the edges. Place the second layer of cake onto the jam and repeat adding the remaining jam. Place the last layer of cake onto the jam. Spoon the buttercream onto the top and using an offset spatula, spread the buttercream over the top of the layer cake. Place the figs on the top and drizzle the honey over the figs. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt.