Thursday, 4 August 2016

Armenian Nutmeg Cake

This Armenian Nutmeg Cake is a caramel flavoured cake with a hint of nutmeg and has a crunch from the nuts. The cake consists of a chewy/crunchy biscuit base, moist fluffy cake, and a crunchy caramel topping. It is sooo easy and so delicious and is a huge hit with my family!! It is a nice change from the usual flavoured cakes!!


Armenian Nutmeg Cake

I had a few trial and errors making this cake. The nuts can burn pretty easily in the oven, so keep it on the lowest rack. I found it was best at 150 degrees to toast the nuts to get a smokiness and crunch, but not burn them. It also bakes it into a really fluffy and moist cake!!

I hand chopped the nuts as I like a chunkier consistency, however you can always use a low speed/a few seconds in your Thermomix to chop them.

ARMENIAN NUTMEG CAKE

Ingredients:

260 grams self raising flour
250 grams brown sugar
130 grams butter
230 grams milk
1 x egg
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg
120 grams mixed nuts of your choice - roughly chopped (i.e walnut, almond, macadamia, pistachio, pecan etc)
+ extra 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Method (Thermomix):

1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees.
2. Add flour, sugar and butter to bowl. Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.
3. Remove half of the mixture and press into the base of a greased and lined cake tin.
4. Add milk, egg, bicarb soda and nutmeg to bowl. Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.
5. Pour into cake tin.
6. Sprinkle chopped nuts over the top of the cake mixture, then sprinkle brown sugar on top.
7. Bake on the lowest rack in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
8. Cool before taking out of tin and cutting into slices.

Method (Non Thermomix):

1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees.
2. Sift flour, add sugar and butter to bowl and rub together until mixture is like bread crumbs.
3. Remove half of the mixture and press into the base of a greased and lined cake tin.
4. Add milk, egg, bicarb soda and nutmeg to bowl and mixed until combined.
5. Pour into cake tin.
6. Sprinkle chopped nuts over the top of the cake mixture, then sprinkle brown sugar on top.
7. Bake on the lowest rack in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
8. Cool before taking out of tin and cutting into slices.


Add flour, sugar and butter to bowl. 


Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.


Remove half of the mixture... 


 ...and press into the base of a greased and lined cake tin.


Add milk, egg, bicarb soda and nutmeg to bowl.  


 Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.


Pour into cake tin.




Sprinkle chopped nuts over the top of the cake mixture... 



...then sprinkle brown sugar on top.



Bake on the lowest rack in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.


Cool before taking out of tin and cutting into slices.






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