650- Fig Cake / كعكة التين
10 large dried figs, cut in half
1 tea bag (black tea or other)
180 milliliters (3/4 cup) hot water
65 grams (1/2 cup) walnuts, chopped
125 grams (1 cup) all-purpose white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt
150 grams (2/3 cup) butter, at room temperature
200 grams (1 cup) white granulated sugar
1/2 cup (110 grams) brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1- In a bowl, pour hot water and put the tea bag in. Let infuse for 2 minutes.
2- Remove the tea bag then add the figs and set aside for 30 minutes.
3- In a large bowl, place the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt, then using a whisk, mix together.
4- In a separate bowl, place the softened butter and white sugar. Using an electric egg beater, mix for 2 minutes until you get a creamy texture.
5- Add the brown sugar and continue beating for another minute.
6- Add the eggs one by one and mix in between until well incorporated
7- Add the vanilla extract and mix.
8- Add the flour mixture, and using a spatula, incorporate all the ingredients together until you have a smooth batter.
9- Add the chopped nuts.
10-Drain the figs from the tea, cut into small cubes, then add them to the batter and mix well.
11- Butter a mold of 22 centimeter in diameter, pour in the mixture, and even out the surface with a spatula.
12- Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C / 360°F for about 45 minutes until the cake is done and has a beautiful deep golden color.
13- Let the cake cool down a bit then remove from the mold and let it cool down completely.