Recipe: Armenian Nutmeg Cake

I’m not nuts for nuts, especially in my cake, so I was surprised to find my unusual addiction for a cake that a co-worker made was filled with them! I don’t usually do this but I just had to ask for the recipe!

It fills the house with the scent of beautiful nutmeg and eating it warm is truly magical. I know you’re supposed to use freshly ground nutmeg but I only had bought nutmeg powder and it still tasted pretty darn good.

Armenian Nutmeg Cake (courtesy of Annabel- thanks!)

2 cups SR flour                         1 egg

1.5 cups brown sugar                2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg 

1 cup milk                                0.5 cup chopped walnuts

1 tsp bicarb soda                       125 g butter or margarine

Combine sifted flour and sugar and rub in butter. Press about half of the mixture firmly into the base of a deep greased or baking-papered tin. I use an 8 inch square tin but an 8 or 9 inch round one is fine too. Dissolve soda in milk, add egg and nutmeg, beat well. Add this into remaining mixture and beat again. Then pour it onto the base already in the tin (it will be very runny).  Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake in a moderate oven for about 45 minutes.