Apple Fig Coffee Cake

Not a coffee cake in the traditional sense of the word, but a cake with a cup of coffee in it!


  • 1 Tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped figs
  • 2 medium apples
  • 2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted

Dissolve coffee in boiling water. Cool. Peel, core, and shred the apples.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

Combine egg, apples, melted butter, and coffee. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just till moistened.

Put it into a greased 9x5x3 loaf pan. Bake at 350°  for about an hour or until cake tests done.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.