Tante Linda’s Buttermillk Fig Preserve Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

  • Yield : 12
  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:20 h
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Grab those fig preserves that you have hiding in the kitchen cabinets and get to baking and make this rich, decadent Cajun fig preserve cake.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups fig preserves
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Buttermilk Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda


Step 1

Separately combine all dry ingredients (except pecans) and all wet ingredients.

Step 2

Mix the wet and the dry together and add the chopped pecans.

Step 3

Bake in a lightly oiled and floured 9x13 baking pan or bundth pan for one hour at 325 degrees.

Step 4

Buttermilk Glaze: Combine the buttermilk, 1/2 cup sugar, baking soda, cornstarch and margarine in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

Step 5

Cool slightly and add in the vanilla. While mixture is warm, pour over the slightly cooled cake.

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