Why not bake Mom a cake for Mother’s Day?

Wondering how to surprise your mother with a special treat this Mother’s Day?

Try this super-easy recipe. Chances are you already have the ingredients on hand, and no frosting is required!

Simply dust each square with powdered sugar before serving, OR, better yet, serve with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt. Plain isn’t so bad, either!

It’s a great way to say, “Mom, I love you!”

Armenian Walnut Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
¼ lb. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted & slightly cooled
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup milk
1 cup chopped walnuts (the Armenian ingredient)

NOTE: Chopped pecans can be used instead of walnuts.

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter, milk, beaten eggs and vanilla.
3. Blend the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture using an electric hand mixer or wooden spoon just until combined.
4. Fold in the chopped nuts.
5. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
6. Grease the bottom and sides of a 8”x12” rectangular baking pan.
7. Pour the cake batter into the pan, spreading the batter evenly.
8. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
9. Cool completely.
10. To serve, cut into squares — large or small. The size is up to you.

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  1. David Blasco May 9, 2009 at 8:15 pm


  2. Anonymous October 12, 2011 at 2:40 am

    This cake is amazing, everybody at church asked for the recipe. Thanks for posting.

  3. Robyn October 12, 2011 at 4:13 am

    So glad you and the rest at your church enjoyed it!

  4. Unknown August 12, 2012 at 10:14 pm

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  5. NinBazi May 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I made this recipe last night and it was a hit in my family! This also is a traditional dessert in my culture and I am so glad to have tried your recipe. Thank you Kalajians!

    1. Robyn May 17, 2013 at 12:02 am

      We're so pleased that you and your family enjoyed our recipe; thank you!


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