Fig & Almond Traybake

This Fig & Almond Traybake is really tasty and simple to make. It is the perfect Autumnal bake to make the most of delicious figs while they are in season. 

A delicious seasonal fruit 

I absolutely love figs. I love their flavour and their unique texture. Here in the UK they are in season for a relatively short time; roughly from August to October. This means we should eat them as much as possible while we can get our hands on them!

For the majority of the time, I eat figs just as they are. I recently made my one year old nephew a fan of figs whilst I was eating one which I am quite proud of! When I want to make them a bit more interesting I make my Fig, Prosciutto & Rocket Salad. But I didn’t have a sweet recipe yet. 


Figs and almonds; a dream combo!

There are a number of flavours that work really well with figs; nuts being some of those. I decided to use almonds because I could incorporate them into the cake mix as well as sprinkling them on top. 

I layered the figs on top of the cake mix because they are just too pretty to hide! I cut each fig into four thick slices. If you wanted even more fig in your traybake, you could just cut the figs in half. This would increase the fig to cake ratio which can only be a good thing. 

A simple, tasty and pretty cake 

This Fig & Almond Traybake is simple to make, very tasty and naturally pretty. As you may have heard me mention before, I do like a cake that doesn’t need any decorations. They are also the best for people to recreate. You don’t have to have any piping or decorating skills to make this Fig & Almond Traybake. So if you make this cake, it should look pretty close to mine which is always the aim!  

5 from 7 votes

Fig & Almond Traybake

This Fig & Almond Traybake is really tasty and simple to make. It is the perfect Autumnal bake to make the most of delicious figs while they are in season. 

Course Cake
Cuisine British
Keyword Cupcakes, Traybake, Fig, Almond
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 264 kcal
Author Curly


  • 140 g margarine
  • 140 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 140 g ground almonds
  • 140 g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • 3 figs sliced
  • 1 tbsp flaked almonds


  1. Heat the oven to 160ºC (fan assisted, 180°C non fan) and line a square 8" (20cm) cake tin

  2. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, at least 5 minutes

  3. Add the eggs, ground almonds, flour, vanilla extract and milk and mix together until combined

  4. Spoon the cake mix into the tin making sure you get to the edges and smooth the top

  5. Cut each fig into four slices and arrange them on top of the cake

  6. Sprinkle with flaked almonds before baking in the oven for 45 minutes or until a cocktail stick comes out clean

  7. Leave to cool in the tin for 20 minutes or so before turning out and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is given as a guide only.

Nutrition Facts
Fig & Almond Traybake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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