I started making this fig cake when I had an oversupply of fig preserves in my pantry. The jewel filled jars of this sweet fruit came mostly from visits with Momma. It seems we couldn’t leave empty-handed. Then I remembered a spicy, moist cake from my childhood.
This moist, fresh apple cake is known as my Mama’s signature dessert she often made using fresh apples and warm spices. The fresh fruit causes the cake’s moistness and flavors to intensify after a few days of baking. It’s easy to prepare and can be made in advance to save time in the kitchen.