Lemon Mint Cake with Almonds

When I started my blog 3 months back, I had posted a recipe for Lemon Mint Cake inspired by one of Giada’s recipes and that cake became a hit among my friends. Most of my friends tried the recipe and they fell in love with the fact that how easy the recipe is and how tasty the cake turns out. One of my very close friend Deepa became kind of addicted to it 😀 Every other day, she would bake a lemon mint cake.. and I was wondering that if she was not getting tired of the flavor? Turns out she just can’t get enough of it 🙂

Now, Deepa is coming to CA, all the way from NJ, to spend a week with us 🙂 Her husband is Arvind’s friend and so, you guys can imagine that how excited we all are about the reunion! We girls have everything planned out. What to eat? Where to visit? Which disc to go? What parties to attend!! Everything planned out 😀

Tomorrow, we are going to Yosemite. 3 couples, 1 car, 4 hrs drive .. YAY!! But at the same time, I know I will freeze like crazy. I don’t like snow or enjoy cold weather much. I guess that I am too pampered with California weather. I like sunny days 🙂 Anyways, I thought that how about baking a cake which we can enjoy on the way? And since Deepa is the guest, I thought of asking her what kind of cake she wants, hoping she will give me some interesting idea. Guess what, she said.. Lemon Mint cake (in a jumpy laugh-y excited voice) 😀

So, Lemon Mint Cake it is. Except this time, I gave it a small twist. I added almond to it. How cool does it sound?? Lemon and mint for the tang and then, almond for the crunch with grated almond topping.. perfect ! Before I go to the recipe, I would like to say that till next weekend I will be little busy having too much fun, so, I might miss visiting your blogs and responding to emails. In my next post, I will try to share some pics of the fun we had in Yosemite, only if I can take my hands out of the pocket to click some pictures!

Ingredients :

  • 3 eggs, kept in room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole almond, grated to fine dust
  • 1/2 cup almond, roasted and then chopped roughly for garnish
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, plus extra to dust the baking pan
  • 1 1/2 tbs mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup milk in room temperature
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup butter, plus extra to grease the baking pan


Crack the eggs in a big bowl and add sugar. Whisk them till they are smooth and mixed properly.

Add oil and melted butter to it and continue mixing.

Next, add the lemon zest and lemon juice and continue mixing.

Lastly, add the mint leaves and give another big whisk to make sure everything is mixed properly.

Now, in another big bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, almond dust and mix it.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and keep whisking until it’s smooth.

Add vanilla extract and milk to it and mix everything again to make sure there is no air holes.

Grease the baking pan with butter and dust it with flour.

Pour the batter in the baking pan.

Garnish it with the chopped almond and bake it at 375 F for about 55 minutes.


Ok Guys, gotta run now.. her flight will arrive in few hours and I want to be on time to give (((hugs))) when they arrive 🙂

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What a lovely cake, the combination of mint and lemon sound delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Priyanka says:

Look the look of it sis…..I want to have this cake but have not tried it yet actually i want to try from the creator first…..thats U 🙂

This looks beautiful! I love lemon cake so I’ll have to give this a go.

Priya says:

Wat an interesting cake, never prepared cake with mint leaves, btw cake looks soooo marvellous..

Krithi says:

Lemon and mint.. wow that is a refreshing combo… and that too in cake… Yummy..
Enjoy your holidays!

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Your cake looks incredible! Great job!!! Can I have a slice, please?!? The photos are also so beautiful!

Dimah says:

First time here…
That cake looks so delicious! Yummy.

Vimitha says:

A unique combination and the cake has come out perfect… Would have been so refreshing with the mint and tanginess of the lemon

This recipe sounds good! And, I love your photos, especially of the almonds embedded on top of the cake!

healthy delicious flavourful cake haven’t had this

Manu says:

Yummy as always! Have fun in Yosemite! Looking forward to seeing some of your great pictures!!! 🙂

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Adrian says:

Oh my goodness, this is such a cute post! I love you how you say you may be “little busy having too much fun,” this is my philosophy too – it’s too rare that we can take ‘time out’ from our lives and really just relax with friends. Hope you have a great time, don’t freeze too much (…I’m from Ottawa in Canada, so I know all about that) and, by the way, the cake sounds delicious, though I am wondering – oil AND butter? Not concerned about the amount of fat, just wondering how the texture turns out with both?

what a beautiful looking cake. love it.
can i have a slice, please?
thanks for sharing

Lovely spring flavors with mint and lemon, love the almonds too!

Tes says:

Wow what a beautiful cake! It sounds so fresh and lively 🙂

Renee says:

Fantastic idea! I wouldn’t have thought about lemon. mint and almonds, but this looks superb. Great photos, too!

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This sounds divine and I wish I had a slice right now!

So delicious and refreshing! Lemon and mint, mmmm. Perfect for spring!

Hi Kankana! As a little girl my mother would make almond cakes and I loved them! She sometimes made them with raspberry jam inside too, but never lemon and mint! What a lovely combination for a tea cakes! Yummy! Happy monday my love! 🙂 Alex

Priya says:

Feels good that I’m one of the few lucky people who got to taste the cake!!!
🙂 When I heard the name Lemon-mint I was a little skeptical, coz I’m not a big fan of mint leaves in any food including mojito!

But this cake was just so perfect with a subtle hint of mint and mild sweetness with lemon and almonds to add a crunch here and there. Made our beautiful trip to Yosemite more tastier!

aipi says:

Lemon n mint is such a classic combo n the name itself is so refreshing! Perfectly baked n presented..

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A perfect tea-time cake…love all the nuts in there..:-)

Your Cake look amazing!!! Would love to go with you on that trip(with the cake on my lap)LOL!!!
Fantastic photos!!!

Eizel says:

Hi K! Hope you had a great trip to Yosemite, the weather has been crazy lately in our area!

Lemon being one o my faves, am bookmarking this to bake 🙂

Medeja says:

Beautiful cake! All those flavors together should taste so good..

briarrose says:

What a refreshing cake. I can see why the lemon mint flavor is so addictive. 🙂

Padhu says:

Looks irresistible!

What a great friend you are! And this cake does sound amazing…and looks so moist and inviting. Absolutely delicious, thank you for sharing it with BSI:Lemons this week. Have a great time =)

Soma says:

I love everything about this cake. Almond, mint and lemon.. my goodness. must be a flavor explosion. Will save this recipe and make it when i have fresh mint in my yard!!

Karen says:

Won’t your friend be happy when she sees this cake! Love the crunchy topping on it!

Ramya says:

What a flavorful cake!! Lemon, mint and Almond..cannot get any better than this:-)
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