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Armenian Nutmeg Cake

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This is courtesy of the Australian Women's Weekly 'Sweet Old Fashioned Favourites'. They describe it as follows: 'Armenian cooking is noted for its use of spices. In this recipe nutmeg adds fragrance to a not too sweet cake that cooks in two layers'. I would actually describe it as a cakey slice. I love this recipe, it freezes well and I always get asked for the recipe whenever I serve it to friends. It is as described - not too sweet and very aromatic with the nutmeg - and very easy to make. I hope you enjoy it.


Serves: -

  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 lightly beaten egg
  • ½ cup chopped pecan nuts (or walnuts)


Armenian Nutmeg Cake is a community recipe submitted by amanda n and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Grease (and line, if you like) a 20cmx30cm lamington pan (needs to be about 2 inches deep)
  • Sift flours and nutmeg into a large bowl. Rub in butter and mix in sugar (or process until crumbly). Press 1 1/2 cups of the mixture into prepared pan.
  • Stir combined soda and milk into remaining dry ingredients with the egg and nuts. Mix well and pour into the pan on top of the first layer.
  • Bake in a moderate oven about 35 minutes. Stand for 5 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack and cool.
  • Cut into squares when cool.
  • Amanda's note: best to use a serrated knife when cutting.
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    What 2 Others have said

    • I'm sorry I prefer my 60yr old recipe which has 2 cups brown sugar, 2 cups SR flour, 125g butter, 1 cup milk, 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1 egg, 2 tsp nutmeg and 1 cup chopped nuts. Cooked at 190C for 50 minutes. I thought this version with twice the amount of flour was very dry and unpleasant.

      Posted by Capertee on 11th November 2016
    • This is a lovely cake. I like to sprinkle the chopped nuts over the top, gives it a special look!

      Posted by amissel on 6th December 2012
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