The Lemonade Cake

Recipe by megha ag
March 26, 2018
5 from 1 vote
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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.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Recipe Cuisine Type Bakery
Recipe Category Vegetarian
Servings 8


  • Whole Wheat Flour: 1 cup
  • Powdered Sugar: ½ cup + 2tbsp
  • Ghee - clarified butter: ½ cup + 1tbsp
  • Baking powder: ½ tsp.
  • Baking soda: ¼ tsp
  • Chhaas - diluted curd: ½ cup
  • Lemon Zest: ¼ tsp
  • Fresh mint leaves juice: ¼ cup
  • Lemon Juice: 1tbsp
  • Rock salt: 1/4tsp
  • Water: 1tsp


  • 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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