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All Recipes, Desserts / March 3, 2023

Spanish Sunday Cake | The EASIEST & Most DELICIOUS Cake EVER

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.

Spanish Sunday Cake
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.

Spanish Sunday Cake
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.

Spanish Sunday Cake
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.

Spanish Sunday Cake

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Spanish Sunday Cake
5 from 2 votes

Spanish Sunday Cake | Torta Dominguera

Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 277 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 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


  1. 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

  2. Then add in the Greek yogurt and mix for another 30 seconds

  3. Add in the sunflower oil and finely grate the zest of 1 lemon, avoiding the white pith, mix for another 30 seconds

  4. Add in the baking powder, swap out the electric mixer for a hand held whisk, mix together

  5. 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

  6. Once all the flour has been added and you´ve ended up with a thick and creamy texture the batter is done

  7. 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

  8. 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**

  9. 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

  10. Once the cake is cool enough to handle, gently remove from the baking pan and serve, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Round Baking Pan I used to make this Cake

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Sunday Cake | Torta Dominguera
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 157mg7%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 98IU2%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Joann

    5 stars
    I made the spanish sunday cake yesterday. It was delicious! One bite my husband said it instantly reminded him having this cake in spain when he was a boy visiting family. It was the perfect ending to the you manchego cheese and tomato skillet and paella recipe. I just love following your recipes. You make it so easy to do!

    12 . May . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      14 . May . 2024
  2. Idalia Cardiel Laber

    5 stars
    I will try this recipe for today our 4th of July! Thank you!!

    04 . Jul . 2023
  3. Idalia Cardiel Laber

    I am going to try this one today for our 4th of July. Thank you!!!

    04 . Jul . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Hope you enjoy! Much love 🙂

      06 . Jul . 2023
  4. Anna Rivera

    Hi Albert, I would love to make this recipe but I don’t have sunflower oil Can I use olive or avocado oil instead? Thank you

    16 . Mar . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      I would recommend the olive oil from than avocado 🙂 Much love!

      17 . Mar . 2023
  5. Karen Sternberg

    Is it lacking Salt deliberately? I though it might be a mistake, so I added 1/4 teaspoon to mine.

    06 . Mar . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      It does not contain salt as the Greek yogurt does contain some sodium, but you can add some as you did if you like 🙂

      06 . Mar . 2023
  6. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use coconut yogurt i never had spanish sunday cake before perfect for my after office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    03 . Mar . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      06 . Mar . 2023

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