“This is a traditional ritualistic cake that we serve after Christmas dinner. We sing the "we want some figgy pudding" song and when it comes to the table we heat a metal ladle full of brandy and light it up then pour the bluish flames over the top! We serve it with Non-Alcoholic Hard Sauce.”
24hrs 45mins
12 pieces

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9-inch tube pan.
  3. Beat butter until soft.
  4. Add eggs and molasses and beat till fluffy.
  5. Add chopped figs (try to use good quality figs), grated lemon rind, and buttermilk.
  6. In another bowl combine all the rest of the ingredients (all dry ingredients).
  7. Pour dry ingredients into fig mixture and stir well.
  8. Pour into tube pan and cook for about an hour or until toothpick comes out pretty clean.
  9. After about 15 minutes, try to dislodge cake and put out onto a baking rack.
  10. Soak enough cheese cloth to go around the cake a couple times in brandy.
  11. When cake is cool, wrap it up well and soak for 24 hours.
  12. Serve with hard sauce.

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