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Bourbon Vanilla Fig Bundt Cake

Bourbon fig bundt cake is best seasonal fall dessert ever. Warm flavors of vanilla, fig and bourbon are just what you're craving when the temperatures start to dip. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fig bundt cake, fig cake, figs
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 532 kcal


for the cake

  • 1 lb dried black mission figs roughly chopped
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cup sifted cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

for the glaze

  • 1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
  • 2 tsp bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a medium saucepan combine figs, vanilla bean, cinnamon stick, bourbon and water. Simmer until liquid is nearly absorbed about 30 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and vanilla bean and allow to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixture beat together brown sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until well combined. Slowly beat in flour mixture.
  5. Fold in fig mixture.
  6. Pour batter into a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes then turn on to a plate an cool completely.

Prepare the glaze

  1. Whisk together confectioners sugar, bourbon, vanilla extract and cream. Pour glaze over the cake.
Nutrition Facts
Bourbon Vanilla Fig Bundt Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 532 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Sodium 102mg4%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Sugar 49g54%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.