What? Again?

by Sunita on September 14, 2007

Yes, it’s figs again. But then, I couldn’t help it…half of them were still lying around, and with their short shelf life, I had to put them to use. Well, to be honest, I didn’t really mind… I love them any time; moreover, been meaning to bake a cake with them for ages…somehow, they have always turned out as cookie versions :)

So I rustled up this eggless figgy- oaty-orangey upside down cake. And if you’re wondering what sort of a name that is supposed to be and that too quite a mouthful…well, it’s eggless; it’s got a helping of figs which gets in your teeth letting go an explosive crackle; a generous helping of oats which gave it a nice soft texture; the orange rind adding a subtle zing; and of course it’s served upside down. Each and every bit served their purpose. All in all, I was satisfied and so here they are, adorning my blog…

What’s needed-

(the recipe yielded 2 cakes in my fluted 24 cm pan)
1 and 1/4 C milk
1/2 C plain flour
1/2 C porridge oats
1 tsp baking powder
5-6 dried figs,finely chopped
2 tblsp oil
2 tblsp honey
a small handful of walnuts, roughly chopped
grated rind of 1/2 an orange

How to-

  1. Pre heat the oven at 160 deg cel.
  2. Grease the baking dish.
  3. Place the milk in a mixing bowl.
  4. In another bowl, mix together the oats, flour and baking powder.
  5. Add the oats mixture to the milk and blend in.
  6. Add the figs and orange rind and mix well.
  7. Add the oil and honey and mix again.
  8. At the bottom of the baking pan, sprinkle the walnuts.
  9. Sprinkle the sugar on top of the walnuts.
  10. Fill the pan 3/4ths of the way way with the batter.
  11. Bake in the centre of the pre heated oven for 25-30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  12. Place a plate on top of the pan and holding them together, flip them over. The bottom will now be the top.

That’s it! Now what…slice it up…

…and enjoy! The slight crunch of the nuts, the crackle of the figs and the slightly orangey feel did seem to go well indeed. So here’s another one going to Ivonne for SHF#35
Have a great weekend !

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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Richa September 14, 2007 at 1:29 pm

hey, u r coming up with such lovely eggless recipes one after another, good going….
they look so yummy with all that goodness :)
have a fun wknd…


2 sunita September 14, 2007 at 1:37 pm

richa, thanks…glad you like it…you enjoy your weekend too :)


3 Deborah September 14, 2007 at 2:01 pm

This looks like a wonderful cake! I really need to get with it and start using figs!!


4 Happy cook September 14, 2007 at 2:06 pm

Naver i’ve made a cake with figs. Should try it once.
The cake is looking realy moist.


5 Asha September 14, 2007 at 2:09 pm

You are a great baker Sunita.So moist and yum!:)


6 Nags September 14, 2007 at 2:18 pm

lovely looking cake all wrapped up and all
you are a truly gifted baker !


7 Sandeepa September 14, 2007 at 2:40 pm

Hey but where is the hand :) No hand modelling this time, whyyyyyyy


8 sunita September 14, 2007 at 3:37 pm

deborah, I love figs…just can’t have enough :)


9 sunita September 14, 2007 at 3:39 pm

happy cook,thanks… do try it…


10 sunita September 14, 2007 at 3:41 pm

asha, thanks…but nothing ‘great’ here…just a simple home baker :)


11 sunita September 14, 2007 at 3:43 pm

sandeepa, omg, are you going to tease me forever :-D …but hey there, where’s my mustard :)


12 Sreelu September 14, 2007 at 6:06 pm

Sunitha,You are now creating love for figs. Love your creative recipes


13 sunita September 14, 2007 at 6:24 pm

sreelu, maybe I van get you addicted as well;)…have a nice weekend.


14 Laavanya September 14, 2007 at 6:24 pm

I love the crackle of figs too and the freshness of orange zest. This is perfect.


15 musical September 14, 2007 at 6:30 pm

Figs again, who’s complaining :-D . and each of your fig recipe is a keeper, Sunita! more figgy goodness, plz. :) .


16 Mishmash ! September 14, 2007 at 6:48 pm

Though I really dont entertain the idea of figs getting the teeth, the pic tempted me a lot. I wish I could taste it !



17 Jyothi September 14, 2007 at 7:25 pm

Hi Sunita! figs looks very tempting. one by one are such a great recipes. Thanks for sharing.


18 Rajitha September 14, 2007 at 8:25 pm

sunita..very nice presentation….looks great too


19 sunita September 14, 2007 at 9:12 pm

laavanya, glad you like it…have a nice weekend.


20 sunita September 14, 2007 at 9:14 pm

musical, heartening that you still want more..but I think, my family has had enough of figs for a while now 9 not that I mind) :)


21 sunita September 14, 2007 at 9:15 pm

shn, I wish I could send you some too :)


22 sunita September 14, 2007 at 9:16 pm

jyothi, thanks…glad you like it…have a nice weekend :)


23 Prema Sundar September 14, 2007 at 11:06 pm

Thats a lovely piece of cake there. With figs and oats its one unique cake .. As richa said u do come up with new and creative dishes.


24 sunita September 14, 2007 at 11:27 pm

prema, thanks…glad you like it…well,I just love baking , that’s all :)


25 Anh September 15, 2007 at 1:06 am

YUmmy! I like simple cake like this.


26 sunita September 15, 2007 at 2:58 am

anh, it’s simple indeed :)


27 Vcuisine September 15, 2007 at 7:21 am

It looks simple and i book marked sunita to try later some time. Tks. Viji


28 sunita September 15, 2007 at 7:25 am

viji, thanks..it’s a really simple recipe…hope you’ll like it :)


29 Ivonne September 16, 2007 at 3:17 pm


You’re brilliant! Really. You are.

And I just love the photos with the ribbon. Thanks so much for making a second dish for SHF #35!


30 sunita September 16, 2007 at 5:32 pm

ivonne, glad you liked it…I just happen to love figs and didn’t mind the overdose:)


31 Cynthia September 16, 2007 at 6:11 pm

I like your new header hon, looks great.

And who says, “What, again?” Rather it is: “oh yeah, we get to have more figs.” :)


32 Sig September 17, 2007 at 4:13 am

wow, what a beauty…. It is all wrapped and ready to be sent as a gift.. want my address? ;)


33 sunita September 17, 2007 at 8:28 am

cynthia, thanks…as for the figs, well, actually I too don’t mind an overdose of them :)


34 sunita September 17, 2007 at 8:29 am

sig, glad you like it…btw, wouldn’t mind sending some to you :)


35 WokandSpoon September 17, 2007 at 8:37 am

Those little upside-down figgy cakes look like lovely little puddings! Great job!


36 sunita September 17, 2007 at 10:01 am

wokandspoon, thanks…nice to have you over…hope you had a great weekend.


37 Sharmi September 17, 2007 at 10:20 pm

thats a cute and lovely creation.


38 sunita September 18, 2007 at 1:37 pm

sharmi, thanks…nice to have you over :)


39 Pearlsofeast May 13, 2008 at 5:04 am

Sunita, bookmarked, such a lovely recipe.


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