The Daring Bakers' April 2012 challenge, hosted by Jason at Daily Candor, were two Armenian standards: nazook and nutmeg cake. Nazook is a layered yeasted dough pastry with a sweet filling, and nutmeg cake is a fragrant, nutty coffee-style cake.
I had serious doubts about this cake going into the oven, since the batter seemed unfeasibly liquid. And when it cake out, it looked, well, pretty much brown and uninspiring. BUT... I sent it off with Mr E to work, where it received rave reviews, so it just goes to show that appearances can be deceptive!
I've re-added it to my to-bake list, and will make it dairy free next time so I can taste it and see for myself.
|Cake at work - complete with keyboard and coffee cup!|
|Symbolic of the sugar rush it will give you...|
|It may look boring, but it doesn't taste it!|
|Close up of surprising deliciousness|