Choreg Cake

Choreg is an Armenian, lightly-sweet bread typically prepared during Easter. With this recipe we learned that you don't have to miss out on your family traditions, and all of your cultural flavors when you change your diet. This cherished recipe holds a special place in our hearts. Navigating a healthier lifestyle can be challenging due to the emotional and memory ties we have with certain foods. For us, this is one of those dishes. Embracing a low-carb lifestyle prompted the need to recreate familiar flavors, providing a bridge to sustain this journey. While it may not be an exact replica, closing our eyes and immersing ourselves in the aroma and taste brings us back home, anchoring our commitment to stay true to our plan. Pair it with salty cheese and you have an amazing combo.

What you need:

  • Classic Yellow Cake Mix
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mastic gum
  • 1/2 tsp mahleb


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients together: 

  2. Add in the butter, milk & eggs. Mix until fully incorporated.

  3. Sprinkle extra caraway seeds on the bottom of the bunt pan, or on top of the cake, if not turned upside down.

  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  5. Remove cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes to avoid it from falling apart.

  6. Turn the cake out of the pan onto a cooling rack to cool to room temperature.

  7. Enjoy!