Cake of the Day: Honey Fig Cake With Pistachios


Peggy Saas of the blog Cake Crumbs & Beach Sand is behind today’s stunning cake topped with ruby-red figs, chopped pistachios, and a drizzle of gold honey. Saas is a food and lifestyle photographer living in Perth, Australia, which explains all the gorgeous pictures on her blog, a space where she likes to share and connect with other full-time working moms her experiences and recipes from her kitchen.

“Baking and spending time in the kitchen are some of my favourite acts of self love,” she writes. “I find myself in my own little zone in the kitchen; stirring, tasting, cooking, and smiling.”

This dessert starts with a honey cake batter. To add flavor and balance the sweetness in the cake Saas throws in a half cup of espresso. Baked in an angel food cake pan, the cake comes out nice and fluffy. After it cools, Saas works on the toppings. She whisks up a mascarpone whipped cream and spoons it on top of the cake and scatters quartered figs. She sprinkles pistachios to add a little texture and for an extra taste of honey she dribbles the golden nectar all over the top.

Get the recipe: Honey Cake with Mascarpone, Figs, and Pistachios


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