1 cup chopped figs, dried
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup sugar
½ cup applesauce
3 tablespoons rich cocoa powder
1¼ cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In bowl mix water, figs, baking soda and let it cool.
In a separate bowl, mix the vegetable oil, sugar, eggs, applesauce, vanilla, salt, and cocoa until smooth.
To this add flour and mix.
Add half of the fig mixture and mix.
Continue adding the two mixtures until the entire ingredients mix well.
Pour the batter in a greased baking tray and spread evenly.
Bake for about 30-40 minutes in a preheated oven at 325 degree F.
This is a fabulous cake for children and adults of all ages. It's easy to make, tastes great, and leftovers store easy (if there are any). It's also so original and unique that it will astonish everyone you serve it to. It's impossible not to be impressed with a cake like this!