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Greek cake with figs and agave syrup


  • 8 fresh figs
  • 3 tbsp. agave syrup
  • 150g ghee
  • 170g coconut sugar
  • lime zest from one lime
  • 4 eggs
  • 225g wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 250ml Greek yogurt (10% fat)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C
  2. Grease your cake tin.
  3. Cut the figs into thin slices and put them at the bottom of the tray.
  4. Cover the figs with the agave syrup and set aside.
  5. Add the egg yolks into a bowl.
  6. Put the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a separate bowl and mix.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to the yolks and mix with a mixer.
  8. Add the Greek yogurt.
  9. In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until they have turned into a foam.
  10. Add the whites to the mixture.
  11. Put it in the tray.
  12. Bake for approximately 85 minutes.
  13. Cover the tray halfway through the baking.
  14. When it is completely baked, turn over the cake and put more agave syrup on top.
  15. Serve.

Health Benefits

Cake has always been a temptation for almost all of us. Contrary to popular belief, cakes can be transformed into a healthier version of themselves. Sugar is still sugar, but there are other ingredients that provide more nutritional benefits than expected. Here’s what this cake provides:

Figs contain:
Chlorogenic acid [can help lower blood glucose levels; controls blood glucose]
potassium, manganese, vitamin K, vitamin B6, magnesium, calcium, thiamine, vitamin A, vitamin C
Polyphenols [combat oxidative stress]
Fiber [Aids digestion;reduces risk of heart disease; may help with weight loss]

Greek yogurt contains:
-Protein [helps with building bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, hair; provides energy; maintains muscle mass]
Probiotics [boost the immune system; decrease the risk of gastrointestinal issues]
Calcium [Builds strong muscles and bones]
Vitamin B12 [beneficial for red blood cell formation, brain functions, DNA synthesis]
-Potassium [Lowers blood pressure; balances sodium levels]
Iodine [Important for proper thyroid function]

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