Almond Flour Loaf Cake with Roasted Figs is moist and sweet, and ALMOST too pretty to eat! This loaf cake recipe makes a paleo and gluten free cake that is perfect for a healthier dessert or brunch treat! The best part about this loaf cake is that is has no refined sugars because it’s sweetened with honey – nature’s candy!
These posts make me happy (and hungry). Passion and heart and all things GOOD in the world. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I want to say it again. THANK YOU for letting me share this space with you and share my heart for gluten free eating. It’s a delight and JOY and today I’m extra delighted to be partnering with World Vision. HEART IS FULL! BELLY IS soon to be full! Best of BOTH WORLD, am I right? Yes.
Let’s chat about how this almond loaf cake recipe came about.
With one superfood ingredient that nurtures us and is naturally sweet, just like World Vision. HONEY! Okay and fig too, but you get my point. Natural sweetness from the earth!
How to Make Naturally Sweetened Desserts
One of my favorite parts of creating recipes is finding healthy ways to stay clear of refined sugars and sweeten them naturally instead. My natural sweeteners of choice are usually one of these:
- coconut sugar, like in my recipe for Coconut Sugar Cinnamon Cake Bites
- maple syrup, like in this Maple Almond Earl Grey Tea Loaf Cake (Vegan friendly)
- or HONEY, like in today’s recipe for almond flour loaf cake with honey roasted figs
Desserts made with honey are what I like to call NATURE’S CANDY! With an ingredient as naturally sweet as honey, who needs added sugar? Not me!
How Honey Helps Those In Need
Here’s something to think about… giving back, or in a sense, paying it forward.
Look at it this way: Bees give us honey, so in return, we should give back by taking care of the bees.
That’s exactly what World Vision does, which is just one of the many reasons that I adore the work they do! World Vision’s work connects through economic empowerment. They have an awesome program where you can donate beehives and training to an impoverished family. Then the family uses the bees and their honey as a source of income, to better support their families.
Then someone buys the honey and bakes an almond flour loaf cake with honey roasted figs! See what I mean about paying it forward?! EVERYONE is made better by one single donation.
Last April, World Vision sent a food blogger named Melissa Bailey down to the Dominican Republic to witness the beehive donation program in action. All that pure, unprocessed honey that was extracted by hard working men and women of the beekeeper association. This is group of 15 farmers who are looking for a way to earn extra income in the Dominican Republic. And guess what? Did you know that World Vision gave them their first 15 hives? So so cool! So when you donate to world vision to sponsor a child, you also support a community and help it thrive!
You can read all about it in Melissa’s honey blog post. She came home and created a recipe for honey flan that you’ll find in that blog post, too. Hello delicious naturally sweetened flan!
How to Make Honey Roasted Fig Loaf Cake
- Coat your fresh figs in a little butter or coconut oil and honey. Then roast in the oven, sliced!
- Now make your almond cake loaf…similar to my cinnamon bread, this cake is made with just almond flour and coconut flour and well, extra fig and honey mixed in!
- Bake, slice, drizzle with honey, serve.
Almond Flour Loaf Cake with Figs Recipe
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 9 1x
- Diet: Gluten Free
Easy Almond Flour Loaf Cake with Honey Roasted Figs. Grain free, Dairy free friendly.
- 8–10 fresh mission figs sliced in half – To roasted with honey first
- 1–2 Tablespoons melted butter or oil and mix with 1-2 Tablespoons honey
- pinch of cinnamon
- 2 cups fine blanched almond flour
(I use Bob’s Red Mill)
- 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup flaxseed meal (ground)
- 5 eggs and 1 egg white whisked together
- 1 ½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup honey (extra for topping)
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ½ Tablespoons clarified butter (melted) or naturally refined Coconut oil
- optional sprinkle of raw sugar or coconut sugar
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease well. Set aside.
- Slice figs in half and brush honey butter mix on top of sliced figs. Sprinkle with cinnamon and place in oven to roast for 15 minutes. Remove and set aside.
- Next reduce oven to 350°F. Line an 8×4 bread pan with parchment paper at the bottom and grease the sides.
- In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, salt, baking soda, and flaxseed meal. Feel free to mix in a pinch of spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.
- In another small bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg white. Then stir in apple cider vinegar, honey, vanilla and melted butter or oil (1.5 to 2 tbsp).
- Combine the wet ingredients and dry ingredients into one bowl. Gently mix or beat together in stand mixer or hand held mixer. Be sure to remove any clumps that might have occurred from the almond flour or coconut flour.
- Pour half the batter into a the greased loaf pan.
- Layer half of the honey roasted figs on top of batter, then fill the pan with the rest of the loaf batter. Place remaining figs on top and any extra honey/butter mix left from the pan. Sprinkle with raw sugar and place in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean . If needed, cover with foil the remaining 5 minutes to prevent burn. (see notes for altitude baking.)
- Remove from oven. Let cool and serve with honey drizzled on top. Store leftovers in fridge, wrapped in foil.
- My loaf cake took around 35 minutes to bake at altitude.
- Vegan butter or refined coconut oil will also work to substitute real butter if needed.
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 35
- Category: dessert/breakfast
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 138
- Sugar: 16.5 g
- Sodium: 286.3 mg
- Fat: 5.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 19.6 g
- Fiber: 2.7 g
- Protein: 2.6 g
- Cholesterol: 25.8 mg
Keywords: almond cake, loaf cake, honey, figs, oven roasted, paleo, dairy free, dessert
Easy peasy. Gosh now I am ready for an extra slice. Oh how wish I could serve you all some right now over coffee. Maybe one day, yes?
But for now, just pretend we’re having a coffee date.
For more recipes with ingredients that give back, check out the bloggers recipes below!
- Carrot Zucchini Muffins – Joy Food Sunshine
- Goat Cheese Cheesecake – Food Faith Fitness
- Huevos Ranchos Ranchero – Chef Billy
- Winter Corn Chowder – World Vision
Hi I just finished making your beautiful cake. Can’t wait for it to cool down so I can try it. My kitchen smells amazing i I have no doubt about it being delicious. Just curious about the nutritional values . I’m a type 1 diabetic so I’m always working out carbs and calories and I worked it out to be 289 calories and 15.5 grams of net carbs per slice .
Sammi (Cotter Crunch Test Kitchen)
Hi Voula! Thank you for making this delicious cake and calculating the calories and carbs for yourself. The nutrition calculators on blog recipes are always a rough estimate and depending on number of slices and exact amounts of ingredients used (toppings add or subtract from it too!) the numbers can vary. We appreciate your kind and helpful message. 🙂
This is beautiful and the cause is even better.
you’re beautiful my dear! <3 thank you.
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
This looks amazing! I love this tasty cake 🙂
Thank you so much, Liz! <3
An incredibly beautiful recipe! World Vision is part of our Christmas tradition – our girls like to look through the catalog and choose how to gift each of their donations.
Brenda, you’re too kind. Thank you! I love hearing about your family tradition; thank you for sharing. And for your generosity to World Vision!
I luuuuuvvvv figs! This looks to die for!
Oh girl, me too. You’re gonna love! 😀
Liren | Kitchen Confidante
Love that you can donate beehives to a family! What a wonderful way to help others — and this cake sweetens the deal. You KNOW how much I love my figs, right?
isn’t it amazing how bees give back. Truly makes me heart happy
Well, isn’t this the prettiest fig bread I ever did see!!
pretty for YOU!
Honey always makes things better!
I so agree!
Liz @ Floating Kitchen
Honey and figs are a match made in heaven! Beautiful loaf, friend!
I SO AGREE. Thank you my dear:)
Heather S Christo
This is just soooo pretty Lindsay!
Thank you so much, Heather! You’re the nicest. 🙂
Save me a slice!
You got it. 😉
I AM SO MAKING THIS.
ENJOY! Let me know what you think. <3
This is one gorgeous cake! Love the figs on top.
Thank you so much, Kellie!
Look at those gorgeous figs! Love the amazing flavor you’ve brought to this perfect snack.
You are too kind, my dear! Thank you thank you. <3
Cassie Autumn Tran
What a beautiful loaf! In addition, it’s delightful that you’re shedding light on how it is so vital to preserve the bee population for our environment. I don’t eat honey, but I am truly happy that there is a brand that cares about the well-being of impoverished families!
I’m so glad you can appreciate that too Cassie! It means a lot. <3 I know veganism is a special place in your heart
What a beautiful dish- and I would so love to have this with a cup of coffee!
Now that’s a fantastic combo right there!
Brittany Audra @ Audra's Appetite
I just recently found/discovered fresh figs, and LOVE them! Cannot wait to make this recipe; roasted figs with honey sound delicious 🙂
Now that is a blissful discovery! haha! Keep me posted Brittany!
Honey is my all time favorite when it comes to sweetness! <3 Can't wait to get my hands on this!
You will love this friend. <3
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
Leave it to you to make the prettiest cake ever! Loved doing this with you friend <3
well my inspiration comes from you. You’re gorgeous cake!
I saw honey and figs and that’s all I needed to see. What an awesome creation of yours!
Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy
Honey is a MUST in our house! Love that World Vision is doing!
Ours as well! And same here. They have such an amazing vision.
This bread sounds amazing and I love hearing about this honey too! So amazing!
Well thank you so much, Leigh Ann! World Vision is pretty amazing.
The cake is gorgeous! And my family have been World Vision fans for many many years. What a worthy cause to celebrate and support. Thank you for shining a little light on their good work 🙂
Thank you for supporting them for all these years! <3
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
This loaf looks incredibly delicious Lindsay! I’m loving those honey roasted figs!
Mary Ann, thank you! They are dreamy. 😀
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
Love the addition of figs in this bread. So pretty Lindsay!
They add such a nice flavor! Thank you, Megan. 🙂
WOW. This looks amazing!
Thanks Sarah! You will so love. 🙂
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
Love, love, love honey in baked goods. It adds the best flavor! We need this at our happy hour with one of those fig drinks from IG. 😉
You and me both, girl! I so agree. YAS! 😉
YES! Keep sharing; and I love how the honey is helping others. Beautiful loaf cake.
YES! Thank you dear, I do too.