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Gluten Free Fig and Yogurt Cake

Sandi Gaertner
Easy Turkish fig and yogurt cake
4.88 from 16 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 153 kcal



  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup organic sugar
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 1 ½ cups plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon grated zest
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons orange blossom water * see note
  • 7 large figs washed and halved


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Lightly rub a spring form pan with butter.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg yolk with the sugar.
  • Add in the gluten free flour, one tablespoon at a time.
  • Mix in the yogurt and lemon zest.
  • Add in the orange blossom water. If you can't find this, you can do what I did. Add ½ teaspoon orange extract and 1 teaspoon of water.
  • With an electric mixer, beat egg whites until they are still and come to stiff points.
  • Gently blend the meringue mixture into the batter.
  • Pour into spring form pan and lay fig sections on top.
  • Bake for 50 minutes, or until top is browned.
  • Let the cake cool before serving.


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF, Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend, and Authentic Foods Multi Blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. If you can't find orange blossom water, you can use a couple of drops of orange oil or extract in water. Most grocery stores like Whole Foods should carry it, as does Amazon.
  4. I have not tested this recipe with dairy-free yogurt, but I suspect it would work fine.
  5. I do not recommend using dried figs. If it isn't fig season, use fresh strawberries or another fruit.
  6. This cake will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1gCalories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 8gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 49mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 2gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 206IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 1mg
Keyword lemon yogurt cake, turkish yogurt cake
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