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I’m not sure this works grammatically, but whatever. Today is Care Bears Share Your Care Day.

Truth: When I was adding this to my holiday calendar, I read and subsequently added it as Share Your Cake Day. It still makes sense, though perhaps it steals a little thunder from Tenderheart Bear.

Anyhoo, combining Care Bears with cake seems totally appropriate. You just do not bake a cake for someone you don’t care about. That’s what biscotti is for (I kid!). This cake is a special one, too, as it combines two of my favorite kinds of cake- upside-down and olive oil.

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Fig & Raspberry Upside-Down Cake

Honey goo:
4 Tbsp. butter, softened
4 Tbsp. honey
4 Tbsp light brown sugar
Pinch of salt

12-16 medium figs
1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen

The cake:
4 eggs, room temperature
1 c. sugar
1 c. almond flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c. apple juice
1/4 c. 2% milk
1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil

For the honey goo:

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Cream the butter, honey, brown sugar, and salt together until smooth and well combined. Spread evenly into only the bottom of a 10″ cake pan. Trim the figs and cut them in half from stem to bottom. Place them cut side down into the goo. Place the raspberries in an even layer on top of the figs. Set aside.

For the cake:

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer) paddle the eggs and cup of sugar on medium-high speed until light and very fluffy. Sift together the flours, the 2 Tbsp of sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add all of it to the egg mixture and paddle on low until nearly combined. Add the juice, milk, and olive oil all in one shot and continue to mix on low until just combined. Pour into the prepared pan and place on a paper-lined sheet pan.

Bake until golden and completely set in the center, approx. 35-45 minutes. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes and up to 30 minutes before inverting onto a serving platter. Remove the pan slowly so as not to disturb the pattern in the fruit.

Allow to cool before serving.

Eat with reckless abandon.

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