Saturday, December 20, 2014

Buttermilk-Glazed Mini Fig Cakes

The Cake Slice Bakers had another four recipes to choose from this month. I chose a recipe I wasn't familiar with. These mini fig cakes turned delicious! I went on the hunt for the key ingredient in this recipe, fig preserves.  

Luckily I didn't have to hunt very long. World Market had the preserves along with a long list of different varieties I didn't know were available. I love this place! 

I decided to make these cake on an evening I had to return to the hospital to see my grandmother. She was on her second week of being admitted and her appetite wasn't all that great. I figured these would spark an interest in her appetite. It worked she had half of one, only because she was on a strict diet regiment, otherwise she would had ate the whole cake. She loved them! She also mumbled while she ate the cake, a very good sign. 

I loved everything about this recipe! I was a little skeptical about the buttermilk glaze. I made, tasted, loved it, and brushed it on the cakes! I thought they were perfect just with the glaze, but my husband wanted the hard sauce on them. I honestly didn't want to include it, just because I thought the cake was sweet enough and it would just be overwhelming. It wasn't! It was a perfectly balance bite! The hard sauce turned out smooth, light, and creamy!
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