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5 out of 5
An easy, flavorful cakeFebruary 12, 2009 By collectiblegal
I must be a glutton for punishment. I read the prior review, but since I just bought a new nutmeg grater and whole nutmegs, I had to try this. Glad I did. The favor of fresh grated nutmeg is wonderful. Maybe the prior reviewer mis-measured or skipped the part about dividing the flour/butter/brown sugar mixture, because I had plenty of batter for the top. I did substitute the larger plump raisins for the traditional ones because I'm a raisin-lover. I skipped the icing and it was just fine, but I think I may try it next time. Thnx for a great recipe using my new nutmeg grater.
2 out of 5
decent, but needs modificationsJanuary 17, 2009 By watersign42
If you follow the recipe exactly, you won't have enough dough for the second layer. In order to make this work, I had to quickly mix up a new batch of dough with c. 1 cup flour, 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 stick of butter, 1/2 c sour cream, 1 small egg, and a pinch of baking soda to cover the bare 1/3 of the cake! I also recommend mixing the nutmeg into the dry ingredients, so it will mix better throughout the cake, and adding a bit of cinnamon. Aside from these modifications, it was a decent recipe.