We enjoyed the most amazing cake last night. I used 12 of my own homegrown figs in it. Some sugar, lots of Greek yogurt, some eggs, some flavorings and very little flour. It was very easy to put together; sort of like making a soufflé. I mixed the yolks with the sugar and then the flour added in bit by bit with a whisk. My stand mixer made the egg whites into fluff and I folded them into the yolk/sugar mixture. Spooned into a buttered cheesecake pan and laid the cut halves of the figs into the batter. Bake it and BOOM; an amazing dessert fit for a king and queen! It does puff up a lot as it bakes; don’t worry; it will sink somewhat; can’t stay puffed when it is cooled.
The flavor was a lemony, fluffy light cake but the figs were the star attraction. If you like figs; this is your cake!
The recipe is from fearless dining: here is a link to the original I used to create my cake. http://www.fearlessdining.com/recipe/gluten-free-turkish-fig-yogurt-cake/.
I made only a couple of changes to fit what I had in my pantry. This is a spectacular cake to serve to company. Just need those fresh figs and some yogurt. I got mine at Aldi’s. Their store brand Greek yogurt in a big size has wonderful flavor and texture.
Turkish Fig and Yogurt Cake
Ingredients (at room temperature)
4 eggs, separated
½ tsp. cream of tarter
½ cup sugar
3 tbsp. gf flour – I used King Arthur blend
½ tsp. xanthan gum (leave out if your flour has some in it already)
1 tsp. lemon or orange extract
1 tsp. water
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
½ tsp. orange or tangerine zest (if you don’t have orange extract)
1 ½ cup Greek yogurt, plain
7-12 figs (big ones; only 7, small; use more) Halved
A tsp. of butter for greasing the pan
A bit of powdered sugar to sift on top
Directions: see the original post for directions – http://www.fearlessdining.com/recipe/gluten-free-turkish-fig-yogurt-cake/.