Tucked into the back of my recipe book, I found a gem – the recipe for an Armenian Nutmeg Cake. The recipe was given to me about 8 years ago by a work friend. I have tried to find the original source and even though many similar recipes show up in my search results, none are quite as easy to make as this.
This recipe is so simple and so delicious. I made this for mum for Mother’s Day.
1 cup plain flour
1 cup self-raising flour
2 cups tightly packed brown sugar
4 oz (115g) butter, softened
1 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
* Pre-heat oven to 180˚c
* Cream butter and flours until mixture resembles breadcrumbs, then add brown sugar
* Press 1/4 of this mixture into the base of a round deep baking tin until hard
I’m not entirely sure what makes this cake ‘Armenian’ but the crunchy base and the subtle nutmeg flavour is certainly to all of our liking here in Sydney!
Sharing with Alicia for Open Slather: