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Fig Cake

Author/Submitted by: Mabel C. Hamlett, Holland, MO.
Servings: 6
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

1 1/2  cups  Sugar
3/4  cup  Butter
1  cup  Milk
4    Egg whites
1 1/2  cups  Figs, chopped
1  tablespoon  Molasses
3  cups  Flour
1/2  teaspoon  Salt
4  teaspoons  Baking powder
1  teaspoon  Lemon extract
1  teaspoon  Cinnamon

Cream sugar and butter. Add milk. Sift flour, measure, and sift with salt and baking powder. Add 1/2 flour. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites, remainder of flour, and flavoring. Add molasses, cinnamon, and figs, which have been dredged in 2 tablespoons of the flour, to 2/3 of the mixture. Pour into well-oiled and slightly floured tube pan alternating spoonfuls of the light and dark mixture. Bake in moderate oven (375 F) about 55 minutes.

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