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Honey Cake with Fresh Figs and Goat Cheese Frosting

5 from 3 reviews

A beautifully simple one-bowl honey cake spiced with cinnamon, orange, and black tea, and topped with fresh figs and a goat cheese frosting!

A beautifully simple one-bowl honey cake spiced with cinnamon, orange, and black tea, and topped with fresh figs and a goat cheese frosting!

  • Author: Sarah | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake 1x
  • Author: Sarah | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake 1x
Scale:
  • Author: Sarah | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake 1x

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups strongly brewed black tea

For the frosting:

  • 4 oz Vermont Creamery Fresh Goat Cheese with Clover Blossom Honey, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pint fresh figs, cut in halves and quarters
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

For the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a large loaf pan and line with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk to combine oil, eggs, honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, baking powder, baking soda, orange zest, and vinegar. 
  3. Working in 3 batches, alternate folding in the flour and the brewed black tea. Do not over mix. 
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow to cool completely while making the frosting.

For the frosting:

  1. In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip the butter and goat cheese on high for 1 minute. Add in the powdered sugar and salt and whip 1 minute more. 
  2. Once loaf has cooled completely, spread frosting on top, then garnish with figs and walnuts!