Armenian Nutmeg Cake

My favorite cake?  Could well be!

2 cups brown sugar, 1 cup of milk, 125 gms butter, 1tsp bicarb soda, 2 cups Self Raising Flour, 1 egg, 1 tsp nutmeg (I use more or you can put in a bit of cinnamon), 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds (I never put these in)

Combine sugar, flour, nutmeg and butter in food processor.  Mix counting up to 8 or 10 then turn off.  Place 2 cups of the mixture in into the bottom of a baking paper lined tin.  Use a slice tin or a smaller squarer tin, doesn’t really matter.  Pat down with fingers.  Add the remaining ingredients (bicarb mixed into the milk) into the food processor and press go till it is mixed.  Pour over the top of the flattened mixture.  Cook about an hour at 180 C.

Makes a good desert when served with yoghurt or whipped cream.



    1. The top should be firm and kind of glossy, not custardy at all Angela. The walnuts just go in with the rest of the main mixture and hopefully won’t all end up on the bottom but well distributed through the cake. 🙂

  1. This is my favourite slice too. I was given the recipe fifty years ago when I was a teenager and had just got interested in cooking. I’m still making it when I have to whip up something quick.

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