• Difficulty Easy


Around since biblical times, delectable figs roast up a treat and take the cake in baking! Try this delicious Upside Down Fig Cake for tea time today…

Ingredients (Serves 8-10)

  • 1/4 cup (60g) brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tbsp (20g) butter, melted
  • 6 fresh figs, halved
  • 1/2 cup (125g) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (180g) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2/3 cup (180g)  Fig Yoghurt
  • 11/2 cups (185g) self raising flour
  • Extra  Fig Yoghurt, to serve


Prep time: 20 mins, Cooking time: 45-55 mins

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170˚C and grease and line a 22cm round cake tin.
  2. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the base of the tin and drizzle in the melted butter. Arrange the halved figs, cut side down, over the brown sugar and butter.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the softened butter and caster sugar until it is pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one, then mix in the vanilla essence and Fig Yoghurt until well combined. Use a spoon to fold the self raising flour in by hand, until just combined.
  4. Spoon the cake mixture over the figs and smooth it out evenly with the back of a spoon.
  5. Bake in the centre of the oven for 45-55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes before turning out onto a serving plate. Serve warm with extra  Fig Yoghurt.
  • Yummy! Great use of figs


  • Looks wonderful – however, I can never keep the figs long enough to do this – they get eaten straight off the tree.


  • This certainly sound different but nice!


  • I’ve never tried figs before, but gee this looks like a scrumptious, delicious cake. One I’d want to eat!!


  • A beautiful dessert for fig lover’s! Thanks!


  • This looks so interesting and I’m sure it’s divine. Wonder where I can get some figs from


  • OMG this looks and sounds amazingly good. thanks.


  • sorry to day I don’t like Rachel’s yoghurt. Will try with another yoghurt.


  • This sounds rich and delicious- I’ve never cooked with figs before but would be keen to try this- can you just buy ‘Rachel’s’ yogurts from the supermarket?


  • Fantastic! Thank you very much for sharing! Looking forward to trying it! :D


  • This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. I absolutely love figs.


  • upside down


  • Yum Yum Yum can not wait for fig season. This looks so good.


  • Thanks i never know how to use figs which are good for you.


  • what else can i use except Figs ? you think pineapple should work ?


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