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Week 7: Nutmeg Cake (Connecticut)

Connecticut is known as the nutmeg state, so it certainly makes sense to bake a nutmeg cake!

Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite dessert from Connecticut, as well as interesting facts about the state! I love hearing about them! You can vote for next week's dessert here!

The nutmeg cake is a really easy recipe that you can whip up in a flash. Not to mention it's the perfect amount of nutmeg. It's not overpowering!

You can bake the cake in a loaf pan, so it's more of a loaf cake. Baking it in a cake pan also is fine. Square and circle cake pans work equally great. While this is optional, you can create a sugar syrup soak to help your cake be even moister and sweeter.

Even though the cake doesn't have any frosting and looks plain, the nutmeg really shines through. If you want to make the cake extra special you can dust the top with powdered sugar.


|Level:👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 1 hour|Serves: 16 slices|



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 stick butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and grease/line a baking sheet with butter and parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix the flour, nutmeg, and baking powder.

  2. Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the eggs and half of the flour mixture. Add all of the milk and remaining flour mixture. Beat on high until light and then pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 35 minutes. Once the cake is baked, poke small holes on the top with a fork.

  3. In a pot, boil the sugar and water. Brush onto the warm cake and sprinkle powdered sugar to finish.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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