Cardamom-Fig Coffee Cake

Posted by: Celene 11-10-99 9:22 AM

Cardamom-Fig Coffee Cake

2-1/2 c. flour
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. chopped dried figs
1-1/4 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. ground cardamom
1/2 t. salt
2 eggs
Glaze (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bundt or loaf pans.

Combine all ingredients, in order, and mix with mixer on low-medium for 30 seconds. Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake loaves 45-50 minutes, bundt pans 55-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan(s). Cool completely before glazing or slicing.

1/3 c. butter or margarine
2 c. confectioner's sugar
1-1/2 t. vanilla
2 to 4 T. hot water

Melt butter in saucepan. Blend in sugar and vanilla. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until glaze is of desired consistency.

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