Monday, April 30, 2012

Armenian Nutmeg Cake

This month for Daring Baker's Challenge Jason from Daily Calender challenged us to make this Armenian delicacy. Actually we were given choice between two recipes. Nazook and Nutmeg were the choice given to us.  Nazook is a pastry filled with sweet filling and Nutmeg Cake is a slightly twisted version of coffee cake.  Although I wanted to make both the challenges, due to time constraints I made only the cake.
As always Daring Baker's Challenges are the best.  The cake turned out really good, it was soft, light and fluffy.  Perfect with a cup of tea.  Although I didn't make Nazook along with this challenge, will definitely try it soon.  Thank you Jason for this wonderful challenge.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Yields about 8 slices

Ingredients:
Plain flour- 280 gm
Milk- 240 ml
Butter- 170 gm
Brown sugar- 250 gm
Grated Nutmeg- 1 tsp
Pistachios- 50 gm
Egg-1
Bicarbonate of soda- 1 tsp
Baking powder- 2 tsp

Method:
Preheat the oven to 190 degree Celsius.  Grease and line a round cake tin.  Sift the flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the brown sugar and give it a mix.  Add the butter and rub it with your finger tips to make it like a bread crumbs.  Add half of the mixture in the cake tin and press it with your fingers. Mix together the milk and bicarbonate of soda.  Crack the egg in to the cake mixture and beat quickly, then add the milk and beat it with a electric mixture or whisk until it becomes lump free and smooth batter.  Pour the mixture in to the tin and sprinkle the pistachios on top.  Bake it in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.  Take it out from the oven, leave it to cool in the wire rack for about 5 minutes.  Remove the cake carefully from the tin and slice it into wedges.

41 comments:

Priya Yallapantula said...

Yum, that looks superb !!!

Paaka Shaale said...

Tempting cake. Loved the flavor of nutmeg!!

mjskit said...

Oh Wow! This nutmeg cake looks delicious! I've had one before and love the flavor. This one looks even better!

R said...

looks amazing!

Torviewtoronto said...

wonderfully done cake

Shri said...

That looks delicious!

ANU said...

wow beautiful cake...luv nutmeg...using it in cakes is awesome....very beautiful presentation and nice clicks!

Kalyani said...

cake looks delicious ....

Avika J Chawla said...

Oh this cake is just so delish...looks awsum

Srimathi said...

A very simple recipe and your cake looks moist and awesome.

Pragyan said...

Looks sinful!

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww... looks super soft and perfect.. amazing job dear.. thanks for sharing !!
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Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks so good !! Nice clicks.

Nammi said...

gorgeous looking cake! would love a slice of that :)

Kitchen Boffin said...

simply exquisite! it is elegant with out even a sprinkle of icing sugar...great cake!

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow....
cake looks awesome dear..
lovely clicks :)

Rasi said...

look superb :) amazing clicks!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow thats really a perfect bake,love the texture of the cake...awesome!

Priti said...

Looks yum and so tempting

Divya Pramil said...

The presentation is very neat and cake looks lovely!!

Will try someday..

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Looks yummy and super delicious...nice clicks.

S.Menaga said...

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Priya said...

Irresistible cake,feel like having a slice rite now..well done.

simran said...

lovely cake........looks real good.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Superb cake...Beautiful capture..

Anh said...

A perfect looking cake indeed. I am a big fan of nutmeg, so this is calling my name.

Amina Khaleel said...

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Familycook said...

I am sure the nutmeg in cakes make them smell awesome your cake looks gorgeous.

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The cake looks fabulous! I am sure it tastes equally great. Bookmarking it...

Zari(Nilam) said...

Great.... your cake is looking so soft n moist.
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Cathleen said...

This looks gorgeous! And oh so tasty!

G.Pavani said...

soft n yummy cake n grt presentation dear.

Spice up the Curry said...

cake looks amazing. nicely done

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Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Cake looks sooo delicious Yummy!!
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Jayasri Ravi said...

Wow, beautiful clicks as always, feels like picking up that piece, i have it still in my draft, should post it soon, i think u have forgotten to add nutmeg in the list of ingredients..

Manasi said...

What a splendid cake! i love how few ingredients come together to create a beautiful tea cake.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy fluffy cake

Daksha said...

Looks so delicious cake, u done perfectly.....

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