The Absurdist (Fruit And Cheese Platter Cupcakes)

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2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest

3 eggs

1 cup orange juice

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup vegetable oil

Brown Sugar Fig Sauce, recipe follows

Honey Goat Cheese Frosting, recipe follows

1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan

1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar

1/2 cup water

8 black figs, trimmed and roughly chopped

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon orange zest

10 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons honey