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Orange and fig carrot cake

  • 1:15 Prep
  • 0:45 Cook
  • 12 Servings
  • Advanced


  • 470g pkt Green's carrot cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) vegetable oil
  • 200g dessert figs, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
  • 3 tablespoons (60g) soft butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Orange zest, to decorate


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 20cm square cake pan with non-stick paper.
  • 2
    Place the cake mix, egg, oil and 2/3 cup (150ml) water in a large bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  • 3
    Add the figs and orange rind. Fold through until well combined. Pour into the pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4
    Place the contents of the icing sachet, butter and maple syrup in a small bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Spread over the top of the cake. Scatter with the orange zest to decorate.

Source: taste.com.au


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