Lemon Fresh Mint Cake

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Lemon Fresh Mint Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hrs
 

This recipe is an adaptation of the traditional pound cake, but with a twist! Fresh Mint offers an unusually delightful flavour, and even adds to the appearance of the dish. Amaze your guests with its tender, crumbly outer surface, speckled with chopped mint leaves.

For your Baking Pan, use a 4 cup-capacity loaf tin, greased and lined with either parchment or greased butter paper. Set your oven temperature at 170ºC.

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Course: Cake
Servings: 6
Author: Chandri Bhat
Ingredients
  • Fresh Mint leaves 1 cup, lightly packed
  • Butter 2 tablespoons
  • All-purpose Flour (Maida) 1 ½ cup (Sift before measuring)
  • Baking Powder 1 teaspoon, scant
  • * Castor Sugar ¾ cup
  • Butter ¾ cup
  • Eggs 3 large (50gm each)
  • Milk 50ml
  • Vanilla Essence ½ teaspoon
  • Lemon Essence½ teaspoon
Recipe Notes

Step 1

Lemon Fresh Mint Cake

Step 2

Measure the flour, sugar and baking powder in a mixing bowl, and mix well to combine.
Lemon Fresh Mint Cake

Step 3

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Step 4

Add ¾ cup butter to the flour mixture and beat briefly (for about 30 seconds) with a hand beater (I use the Panasonic Hand Blender). Beat the egg mixture lightly and add ½ of it to the flour mixture. Beat on High speed for about 1 minute. Add the remaining egg mixture in 2 parts, beating on high speed for 30 seconds after each addition (avoid over-beating).
Lemon Fresh Mint Cake

Step 5

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To Serve

Serve the cake plain, or sprinkled with fried Mint leaves, or drizzled with a Lemon glaze icing, as explained below. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a fry pan. Add 2 tablespoons of finely chopped Mint leaves, and gently stir until it begins to emit a pleasant aroma. Spread it over the cooled cake. Add 2 teaspoons of lemon / lime juice to 1/3 cup of icing sugar and mix well. Add a couple of drops of piping hot water, if necessary, to get a thick pouring consistency. Drizzle it over the cake, and let the icing set before slicing and serving your dessert.
Lemon Fresh Mint Cake
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