This beautiful cake, also known as Pan de Higo, highlights the Calabacita fig, which can only be found in the Extremadura region of Spain. These sweet, tender figs are blended with almonds and a touch of cinnamon and anise, then pressed into a dense, ½-inch-thick round. The result is really something special—the subtle sweetness of the fruit is accented by the warm spices making this the perfect accompaniment to cheese.
For a classic Spanish pairing, serve wedges of fig cake alongside Aged Manchego and thinly sliced Jamon Serrano. Or enjoy with a glass of fino sherry.