Syrian Nutmeg Cake

Syrian Nutmeg Cake

Syrian Nutmeg Cake
A vintage handwritten recipe card for a Syrian Nutmeg Cake, make this cake with brown sugar, flour, Golden Shortening, egg, nutmeg, sour cream, baking soda, and chopped nuts.
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  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour sifted
  • 1/2 cup golden shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts


  • With fingers, blend brown sugar, flour, and shortening into crumbs.
  • Put half crumbs into a springform pan 7-inches in diameter and about 3-inches deep, or a 9-inch square pan.
  • Be sure pan is well rubbed with shortening.
  • To remaining crumbs, stir in egg, nutmeg, and the sour cream mixed with the soda.
  • Pour batter over crumbs and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
  • Bake at 325-degrees for 1 1/2 hours (springform pan).
  • Bake square cake at 350-degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.

Kitchen Helper 2

7 Inch Springform
9 inch square pan
9 inch square pan 2
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Course Dessert
Cuisine Mid Eastern
Keyword Cake, Nutmeg, Syrian


Actually baked about 55 minutes for {} square pan.

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