Fig season is in full swing in Italy right now. I bought a good bagful at the market the other day, and after eating almost all of them I had to get creative with those left behind, which were becoming a little too soft.
I concocted this cake recipe with what I had in the fridge. The cake turned out as light and airy as a soufflé, and perfuming of orange blossom water. We all loved it; it felt just perfect for these last days of summer.