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Armenian Walnut Nutmeg CakeWalnut Cake
Delicious -this cake is easy to make and is a real crowd pleaser!


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 heaped cup (100g) Alison’s Pantry Walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups brown sugar, lightly packed (great with 1 cup of dark and 1 cup of brown)
  • 150g butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg (fresh grated is best)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180
  2. Line a 20cm spring form cake tin with baking paper
  3. Stir the baking soda into the milk and set aside
  4. Place flour, 1/2 cup (50g) of walnuts and baking powder into the food processor, process until the walnuts are flour-like
  5. Add the brown sugar and pulse a couple of times to mix
  6. Add butter and process until it resembles fine breadcrumbs
  7. Divide in half, press half into the lined tin, coming up the sides (5-6cm max) if wanted, press down firmly to create a base
  8. Add nutmeg, milk and egg to the remaining mix in the processor bowl, process until it is a smooth batter
  9. Pour into the prepared tin, over the base. Sprinkle half of the remaining walnuts over the batter (they will sink into the batter)
  10. Toss the remaining walnuts in a tsp of flour, 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and a large pinch of grated nutmeg and sprinkle over the top of the cake gently
  11. Bake for approximately 45 minutes until the top os golden brown or a skewer comes out clean
  12. Cool in the tin

Can be enjoyed warm or cold.