The most amazing fig loaf cake with pistachio streusel!
I’ve been struggling with the blog for quite a while now. I keep posting my recipes, and I still enjoy it just as I did when I started the blog a year and a half ago, it’s just that I had great expectations about my blog, and I’m just starting to realize that blogging is no walk in the park. When I started the blog in 2015, I was absolutely sure that it was going to be a great success, I mean I’ve been reading all these great successful bloggers telling me that blogging is the future, you can get famous blogging, you can even make some money while doing it. While I didn’t think I was going to quit working full-time by blogging, I did hope that the blog will reach as many foodies as possible, I imagined tons of comments on each post and people joining my facebook page. I imagined my Instagram will reach thousands of followers and that my photos will speak for themselves.Last week, when I was feeling really down about my blog not achieving all the goals I thought it should have achieved already, I met Natalie. Meeting Natalie was one of the best things that happened to me since I started blogging! I met here through blogging actually, she has one of the most famous Israeli baking blogs. She turned out to be an irreplaceable asset and one of my best friends, she’s there when I’m feeling down, we can talk just about everything and can spend hours over hours drinking too many cups of coffee chatting and sometimes even baking together. Needless to say, Natalie, has been through everything blogging wise that is, and she as the most positive way of looking at things, that can easily get me down.Last week when I meet Natalie, she ended up baking this amazing fig loaf cake with pistachio streusel, while we had a real heart to heart talk about life and blogging. I couldn’t resist, and while she was busy mixing and whisking, I took out my camera and photographed one of the best cakes I ever tasted. Natalie was gracious enough and gave me her recipe for the cake so now you can easily bake this amazing fig loaf cake with pistachio streusel at home!
As for me and the blog, I will continue posting the best ever recipes I come up with. I think still believe that this blog is one of the best things that ever happened to me, and I’ll keep being patient till it will get discovered by more eager foodies around the world.
- For the cake:
- ¾ cup (5.3 oz/150 gr) sugar
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cups (9.8 oz/280 gr) all-purpose flour
- ½ cup (1.8 oz/ 50 gr) almond meal
- 2 tsp. (0.35 oz/ 10 gr) baking powder
- 15-20 fresh figs cut into quarters
- For pistachio streusel:
- 0.9 oz/25 gr natural peeled pistachios
- 1.8 oz/ 50 gr all-purpose flour
- 1.8 oz/ 50 gr cold butter, cut into cubes
- ¼ cup (1.8 oz/ 50 gr) light brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Confectioners Sugar powder for decoration
- Preheat oven to 170c degrees and grease the pans.
- In a large bowl, mix sugar, eggs, oil, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt into a uniform mixture.
- Add flour, almond meal, and baking powder and mix until smooth batter forms.
- Pour the batter into the pan and place figs quarters at the top.
- Pistachio streusel: in a food processor with a steel blade, place pistachios, flour, butter, sugar and salt and blend at high speed for 1-2 minutes or until a crumbly mixture is obtained.
- Sprinkle the streusel on the top of the cakes generously.
- Bake the cakes for 35-45 minutes or until golden and set.
- Cool completely at room temperature, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
Did You Make This Amazing Fig Loaf Cake with Pistachio Streusel?
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