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Fig & Date Spiced Cake
Recipe made by David L.


  • ¼ cup (40g) pitted fresh dates, roughly chopped

  • ¼ cup (50g) dried figs, roughly chopped

  • Extra 4 dried figs, sliced to garnish

  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 80ml boiling water

  • 50g butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup (90g) Natvia stevia blend

  • Extra 1 tablespoon Natvia stevia blend to dust

  • 2 eggs

  • 100 self-raising flour

  • ¼ cup (30g) almond meal

  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 ½ tablespon golden syrup


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 160ºC.

  • 2.

    Place the date, figs, bicarbonate of soda and water in a bowl and set aside for 10 minutes.

  • 3.

    Place the mixture in a food processor and blend until smooth, then set aside.

  • 4.

    Place the butter, vanilla and Natvia sweet blend in an electric mixer and beat for 5 minutes until pale and creamy.

  • 5.

    Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour, date mixture, almond meal, golden syrup and cinnamon and beat until well combined.

  • 6.

    Spoon the mixture into a lined loaf tin, arrange the sliced figs on top down the centre of the cake and evenly sprinkle over the extra 1 tablespoon of Natvia stevia blend.

  • 7.

    Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until cooked, then leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out and leave to cool on a wire rack completely.

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