Fig Gingerbread Cakes Recipe

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Fig Gingerbread Cakes
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Put figs in a small bowl and pour in boiling water to cover.
  2. Spray pans with cooking spray. In a bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat brown sugar with 1/2 cup butter until fluffy and pale, then add molasses, 1 tsp. vanilla, egg, egg yolk, spices, and salt and beat well.
  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture to wet mixture and beat until smooth; then beat in 3/4 cup boiling water. Drain figs and stir into batter.
  4. Divide batter among pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 20 minutes. Cool cakes 10 minutes, then invert onto a rack, using a small spatula or knife if necessary to loosen them.
  5. Beat 6 tbsp. butter in a bowl until creamy, with mixer on medium speed. Add 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 3/4 tsp. vanilla, and milk and beat until smooth. You should be able to stand a spoon in it; if not, beat in a little more powdered sugar to thicken.
  6. Slice thin strips of ginger from discs using a vegetable peeler. Dip peeler in hot water and dry off between slices to keep ginger from sticking. You will need 70 to 100 strips to top cakes.
  7. Spread frosting onto cakes and arrange ginger strips in a bow pattern on tops of cakes. Sprinkle with sugar to finish.
  8. *Find Australian crystallized ginger in the baking aisle.
  9. Note: Nutritional analysis is per cake.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 7648.6 Kcal (32023 kJ)
Calories from fat 3102.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 344.7g 530%
Cholesterol 430.48mg 143%
Sodium 9637.11mg 402%
Potassium 14639.75mg 311%
Total Carbs 1094.71g 365%
Sugars 690.16g 2761%
Dietary Fiber 32.59g 130%
Protein 78.71g 157%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 3%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 20mg 111%
Calcium 1702mg 170%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 429.99 Kcal (1800 kJ)
Calories from fat 174.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.38g 530%
Cholesterol 24.2mg 143%
Sodium 541.78mg 402%
Potassium 823.02mg 311%
Total Carbs 61.54g 365%
Sugars 38.8g 2761%
Dietary Fiber 1.83g 130%
Protein 4.43g 157%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 38%
Iron 1.1mg 111%
Calcium 95.7mg 170%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 180.9
  • 212

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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