Cebu Torta Cake Recipe

July 15, 2013
(Last Updated On: July 7, 2016)

Learn how to cook Cebu Torta Cake Recipe

Cebu Torta Cake Recipe is considerably a rich recipe yet simple and tasty that almost anyone can make. Cebu Torta Cake is quite a popular baked product in Visayas and all of Cebu.  This delicious mini cake recipe is always present on every special occasion especially in the Visayas Region. If you haven’t got the Torta molds you can use a big deep muffin tins, greased and lined.  Torta’s in Cebu are special cakes usually made with lard and tuba or coconut liquor, as the leavening agent and is cooked in a clay oven.  These cakes would last days without refrigeration.

This Torta Mamon Cebuano Recipe is amazingly delicious; each bite makes you feel real good. It tastes like heaven!  You should try this recipe!

Cebu Torta Cake Recipe

Cebu Torta Cake Ingredients:

  • 10 egg yolks
  • 1 cup coconut juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 star anise
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup or 1 stick of butter at room temperature
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1/8 cup fresh milk
  • 1 sm. can (168ml) sweetened condensed milk

Cebu Torta Cake Cooking Instructions:

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  • Line molds with paper liners, but if you don’t have you can use wax paper and greased it with butter lightly and set aside. Separate eggs and whisk egg yolks until smooth and set aside the egg whites for another recipe, such as angel food cake, meringue, Lengua de gato,  sylvanas and etc…
  • Preheat your oven at 350F.  Boil the coconut juice and sugar over a low heat for 5 minutes and add in the star anise at the last minute to infuse in the syrup, set aside to cool. In a bowl, sift over flour, baking powder and salt together until well mixed and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl cream the butter until smooth and pale and add in the egg yolks and mix for a minute. Add the oil, coconut syrup and condensed milk while continuously mixing. I don’t want to waste the condensed milk left in the can, so I pour the fresh milk into can and scrape all sides and stir, then add into the mixing bowl.
  • Lastly add the flour mixture and whisk until incorporated but don’t over beat the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared molds, or divide the batter using an ice cream scoop to yield a dozen of Cebu Torta Cake / Mamon.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for about 18-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Let it cool just enough you can handle it, then brush with margarine or butter lightly on top and sprinkle with caster or refined sugar on top and let it cool on a wire rack.

Cebu Torta Mamon Cake Recipe

Torta Mamon Cebuano Recipe is amazingly delicious and is always cooked and prepared in the Visayas region during Fiesta celebration.

Cebu Torta Mamon Recipe

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    Juvet Dakay

    October 2, 2018 at 1:09 am

    This is more like a modified torta de cebu or mamon recipe. I used all the ingredients and followed the procedure to the letter, the baked products look like tortas you see during fiestas. But the taste and.texture was just like the ordinary yellow or butter cake in a torta mold. So where did I go.wrong. It’s my first try though.

    Having come from Cebu, I know the distinct taste of our special tortas over there. It crumbles in your mouth. when you eat it. I said modified probably because tuba which is. the.coconut juice from its flowers is missing aa the leavening agent.

    Hopefully somebody can enlighten us on how to improve the taste of this torta recipe.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    lyn sandoval

    October 18, 2017 at 10:18 am

    my grand mother use coconut wine instead of coconut juice it s taste good and smells gud…one of the specialty of all cebuanos

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    March 12, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Hello! Would you know where one could buy torta molds in Manila? We’ve discovered that most baking needs shops don’t have them. Thank you!!

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      March 29, 2017 at 3:07 am

      You can buy tons of cooking and baking supplies at Divisoria along Tabora St. to be specific they have varities of torta mold there

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    February 8, 2017 at 6:23 am

    What is coconut juice?? Gata or coconut water?

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    October 11, 2016 at 5:25 pm


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      September 24, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Hello po. Before you say that CEBU is a VERY BIG BULL. You better get your SPELLING Right and your GRAMMAR in order. Thanks.

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    December 5, 2013 at 12:15 am

    what do u mean by “coconut juice” do you mean coconut milk? or the coconut water ? Please make it clear.

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    November 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Where can I buy the molds/pans to make the torta?

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    August 27, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I would love to veganize this one it looks adorable

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    July 21, 2013 at 1:47 am

    I miss eating Torta from Cebu. With this recipe seems I could make my own in my kitchen. Thanks for this.

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