Vegan Salted Caramel Fig Cake “On Sundays It Should Be Sunny”

salted caramel fig cake

“On Sundays, it should be sunny”
I had the pleasure of spending my Sunday with the cutest 8-year-old boy who is such a vivacious confident soul. He loves jacket potatoes, painting, football, and Sundays.

He informed me while we were walking and experiencing an icy breeze that on Sundays it should be sunny. I was regretting not grabbing my wool scarf and I agreed that he was absolutely correct.

But what I think is incredible about kids is that even though it wasn’t sunny he acted like it was. He was so excited by life that I couldn’t help but take a leaf from his book.

Later when his mom served us heartwarming tomato pasta, wine, and chocolates that Sundays were sunny even if they weren’t.

So whether your autumn Sunday is or isn’t sunny enjoying some tasty warm food and talking to your loved ones is about as sunny as it gets. I have to say cake baked with salted caramel and figs is exactly how you can make your Sunday sunnier.

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Salted Caramel Fig Cake

Salted caramel fig cake
  • Course
    • Dessert
  • Suitable for diet
    • Vegan

Ingredients

Salted Caramel

  • 75g (1/3 cup) dates
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana (50g)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp water
  • a squeeze of lemon

Cake

  • 250 g ground almonds (2 cups pushed down)
  • 50g oats (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 Bananas (200g)
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp almond milk
  • 4 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 fresh figs (cut into wedges)

Method

1

1)Pit dates. Soak in hot water if not super soft for a few minutes then drain.
2)Blend dates in food processor till smooth.
3)Add other ingredients to the processor but add water 1 tbsp at a time while blending, then, maybe another depending on how soft your dates are. set aside

2

1) Grind your oats into a flour in your food processor and place in a bowl. Add to that your ground almonds, baking powder, cinnamon, and a pinch of sea salt set aside
2) In a separate bowl mash bananas and add the maple syrup, milk, vanilla, lemon juice, and melted coconut oil, mix well
3) Mix the dry flour ingredients with the wet banana mixture and combine until well mixed and place in a 9-inch baking pan few inches deep.
4)Place caramel in the mixed batter swirling into it. Then slice figs into wedges and slid them also into the batter around the caramel.
5)Bake for 20-25 mins at 180c/350f till batter is set and cool on wire rack.
serve with coconut cream and a cup of tea.

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One comment

  1. October 22, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    What a lovely recipe, Danica! Thank you for sharing it, would love to give it a try!

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