Minoo made this Armenian Orange Cake while Jenny is busy with her Blueberry Upside Down Cake. This cake has a very nice crunchy base and a soft and moist cake on top. It is also topped with some chopped walnuts which added another layer of crunch to it.
I don’t know much about Armenia or the background behind the name of this cake. Anyone knows or could make a good guess?
The Armenian Orange Cake is flavoured with lots of orange zest. The citrus flavour just burst in your mouth.
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups sifted all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons grated fresh orange peel (from 2 large oranges)
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup dairy sour cream
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, cashews or almonds)
Preheat the oven to 350F.
The top part of this cake will look soft but do not overbake the cake. It is meant to be soft and moist.
Minoo, thank you for sharing the recipe.