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Gluten Free Ginger Fig Mini Cakes

Gluten Free Ginger Fig Mini Cakes

Delicious dried figs are perfect for adding sweetness to a dessert.  In fact, in these gluten free Ginger Fig Mini Cakes the figs become the star of the show.  They are not only ornamental but also just the right amount of texture and sweetness that was needed for a great little dessert.   

I love mini desserts.  They are easy to portion control and look so beautiful on the table.  Like the dessert was made just for me.  When I showed the photo of these little beauties to my fans they said they were reminded of a picturesque pastry shop.  I love that idea!  So from my pretend pastry shop to yours, enjoy these little gluten free sweet treats.  


Gluten Free Ginger Fig Mini Cakes

Mini cakes are gods gift to portion control.  The surprise is the chewy fig texture that is sweet and leaves you wanting more!  These have a unique technique that leaves them light and fluffy even with no gluten in sight! 

Servings: 12 mini cakes
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1.5 cups coconut flour fine almond flour would work also
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tbs arrowroot powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger or fresh
  • 2 cups figs, chopped with 2 sliced into 6 pieces each I have the figs
  • 4 tbs powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease 12 cup muffin tin generously. 

  2. Place egg whites in a medium bowl and whip until stiff peaks appear.  Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl whisk egg yokes until thick. Slowly add in sugar and vanilla. Blend until well combine. 

  4. Stir in coconut flour, arrowroot powder, salt, and ginger. Stir until combine well.  

  5. Take half of the whipped eggs whites and stir into the yoke mixture.  Then fold in remaining eggs whites carefully and fully incorporated. 

  6. Add chopped figs (not the sliced figs) to the bowl and fold them in gently. 

  7. Spoon batter into greased muffin cups. Add 1 slice of fig to the top the batter in each cup. 

  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Should be golden but not over cooked as they will be dry.  

  9. Dust them with powdered sugar and serve warm.  

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