Soft fig & yogurt cake gluten free

Soft fig & yogurt cake gluten free

By 09/09/2018

Figs.. this is something I cannot resist. To me, they are more moreish than a piece of cake.. so I certainly look forward to fig's season.

They are great on top of bruschetta, paired with cheese or added to cakes. If you have 20 minutes to spare you can give this fig and yogurt cake a go. I made it using only 3 tbsp of olive oil because you don't need more as yogurt gives cakes a lot of taste and a moist and soft consistency. I have added a touch of vanilla and orange essence to make it more perfumed.

It is an easy one really and you don't need to add too much sugar as figs are sweet anyway. Also, you don't need to make it gluten free if you don't want to, just use simple wheat or spelt flour if you prefer.


  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 50 minutes
  • Yield : 6



Whip the egg yolks with the sugar.

Add the yogurt, the olive oil, the orange and vanilla essence and the sifted flour. Whip the egg whites until firm and gently stir them into the mixture.

making fig's cake_

Line a round baking tin, measuring approx 25 cm or 10 inch, with parchment paper and pour the mixture on it.

Wash and slice the figs and place them on top of the mixture.

Fig and yogurt cake

Sprinkle with a little more sugar and bake at 180 or 350F for approximately 50 minutes. You will need to cover the cake after about 25 minutes of cooking to avoid it getting too brown.

Let it cool down before removing it from the mold.

Serve with a sprinkle of vanilla powdered sugar.

Moist fig and yogurt cake_

Fig and Greek yogurt cake soft and moist

Fig and Greek yogurt cake soft and moist

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16 Responses to Soft fig & yogurt cake gluten free

  1. Chiara

    ha un aspetto molto invitante, prendo nota per farla ai miei ospiti, grazie !

    • Alida

      Molto gentile grazie!

  2. angiesrecipes

    mmm…the cake looks so atumny and delicious with fresh figs! Thanks for sharing, Alida.

    • Alida

      I love plums too at this time of year.

  3. 2pots2cook

    Love figs very much ! Yogurt and brown sugar definitely add more flavours. Thank you for another one to try !

    • Alida

      You are very welcome!

  4. Ron

    My favorite kind of cake. Not too sweet and I think it would go well with a nice glass of Moscado de Asti or port. We’re now getting lovely Italian and Spanish figs at our weekend market on the square, so this one is on my list to make next week…

    • Alida

      Absolutely.. moscato would be fab with this. I love pairing wine with food too.

  5. Lorelle Catalano

    Mmmm this looks great Alida. I am patiently waiting for our fig season to return again. πŸ™‚

    • Alida

      Yes, much better when they are in season.

  6. Balvinder

    Figs are expensive here but I would really love to try it in a cake.

    • Alida

      I know they can be. Over here in the UK they are getting cheaper compared to a few years ago. There must be more demand for them.

  7. speedy70

    adoro i fichi, una torta molto golosa!

  8. elisabetta

    I’ve been having quite a figgy feast this season! My favourites are smallish green skinned ones that have the most delectable dark red flesh inside – for me the most scrumptious figs I have tried. I must say your fig cake recipe is simply amazing and the perfect way to welcome autumn. Grazie Alida.

    • Alida

      Molte grazie Elisabetta. Enjoy autumn with all its delicacies πŸ™‚

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