Full Moon Recipe for February: Raspberry Fig Cake

Hello there, guys, gals, and non-binary pals! Here’s this month’s witch-tinted recipe for a Limed Raspberry and Fig Cake! It is from somewhere, but the closest to my recipe I could find was at KitchyCooking.com. First, the recipe; then, me talking about how it is an edible spell!

But a quick shout out to Mal, whose birthday it is! Happy birthday, little brother! ❤

Recipe Title

  • The Ingredients
    • Cake:
      • 1 cup granulated sugar
      • 2 large eggs
      • 1/4 cup plain, full fat yogurt
      • 1/2 cup applesauce OR 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter, melted or room temp
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      • juice of one large lime
      • zest of 2 large limes
      • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour + 2 tablespoons
      • 1/8 teaspoon salt
      • 1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
      • 5 figs, sliced into eighths
    • Topping:
      • zest of one large lime
      • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • The Way of Preparing
    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F/Gas Mark 4
    2. Grease and dust pr parchment paper a 9-inch springform pan.
    3. Cream together the sugar and eggs until they are light and creamy.
    4. Add the applesauce or butter, vanilla, and the zest of two limes. Beat until well combined.
    5. Beat in the yogurt until no streaks remain.
    6. Alternate between the lime juice and the flour in three batches, mixing until completely smooth.
    7. Pour the batter into your prepared pan. Rap on the counter to get out any major air bubbles and to even out the top. Spread with a spatula if necessary.
    8. Doing whatever design strikes your fancy, press the raspberries and fig slices into the batter.
    9. Bake for 40-55 minutes, turning once while baking, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    10. Cool on a cooling rack for 15-20 minutes or until the pan is cool enough to handle.
    11. Springform pans can be fiddly. Run a knife around the edge of the cake between the cake and the wall of the pan. Release the springform and free your delicious cake from its metal prison.
    12. Combine the powdered sugar and lime zest and dust over the top of the cake.
    13. Enjoy!
  • Notes:
    • If you want to omit the yogurt, which makes for a more moist cake, add an extra egg.
    • Orange zest and juice works well, too, but can overpower the figs.
    • This can also be made as a blueberry cake!

I made this from a recipe I picked up when I was working as a nanny many, many, many years ago.

What kind of spell is this?

It is an edible spell for showing gratitude towards loved ones and hopes for their protection and prosperity.

What makes it a spell?

Intent. Intent always makes it a spell. If you cook/bake with the intent to be able protect, it may lend a certain je ne sais quoi to the finished piece.

That being said, there is plenty of magical correspondences in the kitchen. Here’s what is in the building of this edible spell:

IngredientMeaning
Sugar (cane)Love/loved ones
LimesProtection
RaspberryProtection
SaltPotentcy
VanillaMental Powers
FigLove

Happy Baking! I would love for you to send me pictures of your attempts. And please share any recipes you’d like me to make!

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