Armenian Nutmeg Cake

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What makes a cake Armenian? Good question. You can imagine my surprise when I excitedly told my neighbor that I was making an Armenian Nutmeg Cake and she responded with, “I don’t think there is such a cake.”

My neighbor who is an Armenian cook par excellence checked all of her cookbooks for me…there was no mention of a Nutmeg Cake. I researched Armenian cooking to see which spices were most often used when preparing sweet dishes….cinnamon was the winner.
My neighbor talked to her mom and her sisters…they had never heard of it. I did find a Walnut Cake..maybe that morphed into this fabulous Nutmeg Cake. Who knows? Whatever its origin, it meets the taste test….my neighbor even requested the recipe so she could make it for her mom.

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