Unlike most years, this September has been on the cooler side. Like we have to wear a sweater when we go out in the morning and evenings. Normally September is one of the hottest months in Southern California! So, of course, the brisk mornings amps up my fall needs and has me in pumpkin spice and Halloween party planning overdrive! I know…I am weird!
Anyway, as much as I wanted to serve the fresh figs in a end of summer sort of way, I just couldn’t help my self craving the rich spices of fall! Spice cake is one of my absolute favorite cakes and is the perfect way to make your house smell delightful.
While we normally always frost a spice cake with mocha frosting, I decided a simple cream cheese frosting would work better with the fresh figs. Don’t tell my grandmother though, because she will absolutely never forgive me and take away my family baker’s badge!
The rich aromatic ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice paired beautifully with the fresh Tiger Stripe Figs, honey, and pistachios. Not only was the cake stunning, but it was also absolutely delicious and made for the perfect way to bring in fall! Enjoy!