Almond and Fig Cake

Celebrate holidays in style with healthy and delicious desserts.


Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 60 mins
Yields: 8


  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ¼ cup coconut oil softened
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pure almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2-1/2 cups almond meal
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 ripe figs sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a 9-inch spring form pan with parchment paper.
  2. Add all of the ingredients except for the figs to a high-powered blender. Blend just until combined. Note: the batter will be very thick.
  3. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer. Arrange the sliced figs on top, pushing them gently into the batter.
  4. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until cake is golden-brown. Turn off the oven and keep the cake in the hot oven for another 10 to 15 minutes (until the center of the cake feels firm when gently poked) before removing.
  5. Allow cake to cool 30 minutes before releasing it from its mold. Serve with fresh sliced figs and a drizzle of honey or pure maple syrup.

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