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Armenian Nutmeg Cake contributed by, Arman from the Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Armenian Nutmeg Cake

Armenian Nutmeg Cake


2 cups of brown sugar , firmly packed
2 cups plain flour , sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup cold butter , roughly chopped
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk  (you can substitute sour cream)
1 egg , lightly beaten
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup walnuts or 1/2 cup pecans , chopped
ground cinnamon (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 ˚ F. Grease a 9 inch square  pan, and line with baking paper if desired. Combined flour , baking powder and salt, then rub in butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. You can do this  with the tips of your fingers or in your food processor. Then add sugar and combined. Press half this mixture evenly over the base of the prepared cake pan , and reserve other half. Dissolve baking soda in milk or sour cream. Add beaten egg and nutmeg , then add to reserved mixture. Combined well. Pour into pan and sprinkle nuts , and some cinnamon if desired , over top. Bake in oven for 45 to 60 minutes.

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