Oh boy. This is an Armenian version of a coffee cake, but not quite as sweet. It is however, wonderfully delicious! The original recipe called for nutmeg, which I used, but I also added some cardamom which just gave it the most amazing flavor.
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 chose to make the nutmeg cake for this month's challenge, but have the nazook recipe tucked away for later.