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Fig upside down cake

"If you're baking in support of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan this year, try this easy upside-down cake. It makes sweet, in-season M&S Select Farms Bursa figs the stars of the show, paired with orange, almonds and a sticky glaze. Perfect served with a dollop of Greek yoghurt." - chef Chris Baber

  • Timer Prep 25 min
    Cook 45 min
  • Chef hat Medium

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  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 190˚C/170˚C fan/gas mark 5.
  2. 2 In a small saucepan, boil the honey, juice of 1 orange and rosemary over a high heat until it forms a thick syrup. Pour the syrup into a lined 20cm cake tin, reserving 2 tablespoons for the glaze. Arrange the figs on top of the syrup, cut-side down.
  3. 3 Beat together the zest of 2 oranges, egg yolks and half the sugar into a paste. Stir in the marmalade, ground almonds and baking powder.
  4. 4 Whisk the egg whites with the remaining sugar until stiff peaks form. Bit by bit, fold and mix the egg whites into the yolk and almond mixture. Give it a good stir to ensure everything is fully incorporated. Spoon the mixture over the figs in the tin and spread out evenly.
  5. 5 Bake for 45 minutes, until a skewer comes out with just a few crumbs, but no liquid. Allow to cool then turn out onto a serving plate. Finish with 2 tbsp of the glaze and a scattering of toasted flaked almonds.

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