This Spanish Sunday Cake, known as Torta Dominguera, is filled with honest & clean flavors, it´s seriously easy to make and all done in about 45 minutes. Serve it next to a cup of hot chocolate or even coffee and tea for a taste of Spanish goodness.
This recipe hails from the province of Jaen in the region of Andalucía, and it´s a cake that most Spaniards enjoyed as a child for Merienda (afternoon snack) and still enjoy as an adult because it is so good.
To make this cake I used an electric hand mixer and a round baking pan. You can also use a square or even rectangle baking pan if you like. If you don´t have an electric mixer, you can just use a manual whisk.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: It took me 35 minutes to perfectly bake this cake. Of course, every oven heats differently. So it make take you 5 minutes less or five minutes more. Just pierce the middle of the cake with a toothpick, if it comes out cleanly the cake is ready.
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Spanish Sunday Cake | Torta Dominguera
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar 200 grams
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 125 grams
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil 115 ml
- 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp baking powder 14 grams
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 180 grams
- granulated sugar for sprinkling
- nonstick cooking spray
Crack the eggs into a large bowl and add in the sugar, using an electric hand mixer, mix the ingredients until they´re light and creamy, about 1 to 2 minutes
Then add in the Greek yogurt and mix for another 30 seconds
Add in the sunflower oil and finely grate the zest of 1 lemon, avoiding the white pith, mix for another 30 seconds
Add in the baking powder, swap out the electric mixer for a hand held whisk, mix together
Then add in the flour in 1/2 cup (60 grams) increments, run it through a fine sieve as you add into the mixture, then whisk until well mixed
Once all the flour has been added and you´ve ended up with a thick and creamy texture the batter is done
Line a round or square baking pan with parchment paper (mine was 8 inches / 24 cm in diameter) and spray the sides with nonstick cooking spray, add the cake batter into the baking pan, making sure it´s evenly spread out
Add into a preheated oven, bake and broil option (bottom + top heat), 180 C - 355 F
**bake + broil option is similar to the bake option with the fan on**
After 35 minutes and the cake is golden brown it should be cooked through, you can always pierce the middle of the cake with a toothpick, if it comes out cleanly it is ready, remove from the oven and sprinkle with granulated sugar on top while it´s still hot, let it sit until it cools
Once the cake is cool enough to handle, gently remove from the baking pan and serve, enjoy!
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