Armenian nutmeg cake

  • 35 mins cooking
  • Makes 35 Item
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Armenian nutmeg cake
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 125 gram butter
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


Armenian nutmeg cake
  • 1
    Grease 20cm x 30cm lamington pan.
  • 2
    Sift flours and nutmeg into large bowl; rub in butter, mix in sugar (or process until crumbly). Press 1 ½ cups of this mixture into prepared pan.
  • 3
    Stir combined soda and milk into remaining dry ingredients with egg and nuts, mix well; pour into prepared pan.
  • 4
    Bake in moderate oven about 35 minutes. Stand 5 minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool.


Armenian cooking is noted for its use of spices. In this recipe, nutmeg adds fragrance and taste to a not-too-sweet cake that cooks in two layers. Recipe can be made 2 days ahead; store in airtight container. Suitable to freeze, not suitable to microwave.

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