Mrs Figg's Chocolate Fig Cake Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen (Recipe #11)
Updated: Aug 21, 2020
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After a stressful day at the zoo we're moving onto Chapter Three of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - 'The Letters From No One'
"She let Harry watch television and gave him a bit of chocolate that tasted as though she'd had it for several years."
We've all had a neighbour like Mrs Figg - slightly peculiar but loving nonetheless! Although the cake she fed Harry might have been less than fresh, I'm sure she put her heart and soul into it. That's why this week's recipe is going to incorporate figs!
This soft, fluffy cake is lightly spiced and packed with figs, honey and chocolate. The flavours go perfectly with the mascarpone cream cheese frosting that I decorated it with, along with a few extra figs and honey for good measure. If this counts as one of my five-a-day I definitely won't be complaining!
Mrs Figg's Chocolate Fig Cake Ingredients:
for the Chocolate Fig Cake
1 tbsp honey
200g muscovado sugar
1tsp almond extract
1 tsp mixed spice
250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
200g dark chocolate
for the Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting:
125g mascarpone cheese
65g icing sugar
125ml double cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp honey
To make the chocolate fig sponge cake, prepare your fresh figs by chopping them into small chunks and placing into a bowl. Drizzle over your honey and stir through before setting to one side.
Place your butter and sugar into a bowl or stand mixer and beat together for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
Crack your eggs into a jug and whisk together with your vanilla extract, almond extract and mixed spice. Slowly pour into your butter and sugar mixture while beating on a low speed. (Wizard Tip! If the mixture begins to curdle and in a tablespoon of the flour to bring it together)
Mix your dry ingredients together in a bowl - that's the flour, baking powder and salt before adding into the cake mix along with the oil. Mix through until well combined.
Roughly chop the dark chocolate into small chunks. Add the chocolate into the cake mix along with the honey figs and then fold through.
Grease and line a rectangle loaf tin (approx. 18cm length) and pour the cake mix in. Level the mixture with a spatula and then baking in the oven at 180c (350F) for 35 minutes until golden brown. (Wizard Tip! You'll know it's cooked when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean)
While the cake is cooling you can make the mascarpone cream cheese frosting by adding the mascarpone cream into a bowl with the icing sugar and mix on a low speed until smooth.
Pour in the double cream, vanilla and almond extract and then continue whisking until it forms soft peaks.
Once the cake is completely cool, turn upside down and spread a generous helping on the cream cheese frosting over the top. (Wizard Tip! Use an offset spatula to create a wavy effect and give it some depth)
Cut the remaining figs into thirds before placing on top of the frosting. Drizzle with some more honey for added sweetness before serving.
Mrs Figg's Chocolate Fig Cake is the perfect tea time treat, and fresh fruit on top of a cake always makes a showstopper - so your guests are bound to be impressed!
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