The Lemonade Cake

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As the summer approaches I miss the nimboo-pani (lemonade) my mother use to make for us. Before the raw mango arrived, it was nimbu-pani or chhaas. After arrival of raw mangoes in market, aam-panna was regular. Every-day after reaching home after school, a glass of nimboo-pani with some mint leaves was a treat for us. I sometimes make nimbu-pani for my daughter, but we siblings in our childhood had it more often. In fact, our humble nimbu-pani was the welcome drink in most household. Those were days when un-healthy colas or other ready-made drinks hadn’t made their place in our homes. So, while thinking of making something for kids while keeping summer season in mind, a thought cropped. Why not make a cake which uses mint, lemon and chhaas? So, here is a simple cake full of flavors. I’m sure it’s one bite will bring smile on your lips and take you memory down the lane.
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Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Recipe Cuisine Type: Bakery
Recipe Taste: Sweet
Servings 8


  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Desi Ghee clarified butter: â½ cup +
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • Chhaas diluted curd: â½ cup chhaas
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1/4 leaves Mint fresh juice
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Rock Salt
  • 1 tsp Water


  • Sieve dry ingredients for 7-8 times. Since it’s a whole wheat cake sieving several times will incorporate air and make cake fluffy and not dense.
  • Take Ghee, sugar in a bowl and beat for a minute.
  • Add half flour and mix. Add chhaas, mint juice and fold in remaining flour.
  • Fresh lemon zest and mint juice will give a nice summery flavor to this cake. So bring in lemon zest and a quick stir.
  • Pour the batter in a pre-dusted pan and bake for 30 minutes @ 180 in a pre-heated oven
  • After the cake is released from pan, brush some lemon glaze on cake. Lemon glaze will enrich cakes flavor and also keep it moist. Mint Juice: Take washed mint leaves and makes its paste. Strain the content and just use the liquid part. Lemon Glaze:

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