Fig Almond Tea Cake

A hot cup of tea and a cake slice with the richness of coconut milk, almonds slivers and figs. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Fig Almond Tea Cake
Main Ingredients Dried Figs, Almonds
Cuisine Fusion
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 41-50 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Fig Almond Tea Cake

  • 100 grams Dried Figs coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Almonds slivered
  • 100 grams Dried Figs soaked in rum
  • + for dusting Refined flour (maida) 2 cups
  • for greasing Butter softened , 200 grams +
  • ½ teaspoon Baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2/3 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 1½ cups + 2 tablespoons Granulated sugar
  • 4 Eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 9×5 loaf tin with some butter and dust with some flour.
  2. Sieve together flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Grind the soaked figs along with rum to make a smooth puree.
  4. Combine coconut milk and vanilla essence in another bowl and whisk well.
  5. Cream together butter and sugar in another bowl till light and fluffy using an electric beater.
  6. Add egg gradually and whisk well. Add fig puree and mix well. Add the flour mixture and coconut milk mixture and whisk till well combined.
  7. Dust the coarsely chopped dried figs and almonds with some flour, add it to batter and fold well.
  8. Transfer the batter into the greased loaf tin and place on a baking tray. Put the baking tray in preheated oven and bake for forty to fifty minutes. Remove from the oven, cool and demould.
  9. Slice and serve.