Fig and Honey Yogurt Loaf Cake

Fig and Honey Yogurt Cake on AprilJHarris.com
I love loaf cakes. Although they usually take a little while to bake, they are quick and easy to put together, delicious to eat, and they keep really well. I have a pretty cake plate with a dome on my countertop and more often than not, it is a loaf cake you will find in there. Recently my loaf cake of choice has been this Fig & Honey Yogurt Loaf Cake.

Fig and Honey Yogurt Cake on AprilJHarris.com
You see, the lovely folks at Rachel’s Organic have made a wonderful Limited Edition Fig & Honey yogurt. While I enjoy eating it spoonful by yummy spoonful, Fig & Honey yogurt is also perfect for making this delicious autumn loaf cake.

I love baking with yogurt. It’s similar to buttermilk in that it keeps baked goods very moist and its unique flavour adds something really special. I use yogurt in my Cinnamon Streusel Yogurt Muffins and a very popular Baked Lemon Cheesecake recipe as well as in my pretty Apple Butterscotch Cake. It also makes gorgeous cupcakes and mini Bundt cakes too.

Fig and Honey Yogurt Cake on AprilJHarris.com

Spiked with orange, this moist and tender Fig and Honey Yogurt Loaf Cake is fantastic any time of day. I find myself eating it for breakfast quite regularly or just cutting a slice to have with a cup of tea in the afternoon. It’s perfect  for dessert topped with fruit and a spoonful of Fig & Honey yogurt to echo the flavours in the cake. For a seriously decadent treat, serve Fig and Honey Yogurt Loaf Cake with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream drizzled with honey. Wrapped in cellophane and tied with a colourful ribbon, a Fig and Honey Yogurt Loaf Cake also makes a very welcome hostess gift for the holiday season!

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Fig and Honey Yogurt Loaf Cake
 
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Serves: 12 slices
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Fig and Honey Yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • the grated zest of one orange
  • 1 teaspoon orange flower water or orange extract
  • ½ cup mild olive oil
  • For the glaze
  • 1 cup icing sugar (confectioner's sugar)
  • ½ teaspoon orange flower water or orange extract
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons orange juice (squeezed from the orange you took the zest from)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C or °160°C for fan ovens).
  2. Grease and flour or line an 8½ x 4¼ x 2½ inch loaf pan.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, orange zest and orange flower water.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients a bit at a time, whisking between additions.
  6. Fold the olive oil into the batter using a rubber spatula until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the loaf pan.
  8. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. When the cake is cold, prepare the glaze.
  11. Place the icing sugar in a small bowl.
  12. Add the orange flower water and then gradually whisk in the orange juice until a smooth, pourable consistency is reached.
  13. Put a sheet of parchment paper under the rack the cake cooled on and drizzle the glaze over the cake.
  14. Allow the glaze to set before slicing.

If you enjoyed this post you may also enjoy this Madeira Cake.

I received samples for evaluation purposes and to facilitate the development of this recipe. This has not affected my opinion of the product.

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  1. It looks like a cake we’d love 🙂
    I have to check if we have here fig and honey yogurt…

  2. The cake does sound really good, April! Thank you for sharing!I won’t find fig and honey yougurt here in Kinshasa. I am just thinking of using plain yogurt and adding dried fig chunks to the batter! What do you think?

    • Hi Hadia, I know that any flavour yogurt will definitely work in this cake and I’m sure it would be fine to add dried fig chunks. That sounds delicious! Let me know how it goes 🙂

  3. This looks and sounds fantastic!

  4. I like the idea of using yogurt versus buttermilk in these types of recipes. Great idea to pass along April. The dessert came out beautiful.

  5. This loaf is absolutely wonderful! What a perfect flavor combination. I bet that added orange just makes the fig and honey flavors burst! Looks so moist too!

  6. Love the sound of this cake, orange and figs make for a lovely moist cake:-)

  7. I too like loaf cakes and I’ve been on the hunt for something different. This fig and honey yogurt loaf cake sounds great for the fall/holiday gatherings.

  8. What a lovely holiday bread April…perfect for gift giving!

  9. Oh April, what a wonder and unique bread recipe! We have lots of figs on hand from Thanksgiving so this is just perfect timing.

  10. Hello April, this loaf cake looks so good and sound delicious.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  11. I love your recipes April! This one looks like a family favorite waithing to happen at my house. Thanks for sharing! #tryabitetues

  12. You had me at figs! This looks scrumptious!!!

  13. These flavors sound so good together!

  14. Erica (@Erica's Recipes) says:

    April this loaf sounds to die for! Love love love this recipe, the hint of orange – looks really fantastic.

  15. Directions says eggs, but none listed in recipe. Help!

  16. Fig and honey go so well together, i will give this recipe a try it sounds so delicious!

  17. Hello April,
    I am happy to inform you that I will be featuring this cake at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J. I hope to see you again!!
    Have a nice weekend.
    Julie xo

  18. This made me drool! How yummy! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  19. Love the sound of this loaf cake. The fig and honey are PERFECT! Thanks for Linking up with us at #TryABiteTuesday! Come join in again this week, the link up is open!

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