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sliced Cebuana Torta Mamon Cake on a black serving platter
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Cebuana Torta

Torta Mamon is a favorite delicacy from Cebu known for its rich flavor and spongy but dense texture. Bake this popular Visayan treat and enjoy any time with a cup of coffee!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Baked Goods, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 390kcal


  • 12 Mamon or Brioche molds


  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 egg yolks (from large eggs), at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup evaporated milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • margarine or butter for brushing on the torta
  • sugar, for sprinkling on top


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease the insides of the mamon or brioche molds. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Set aside.   
  • In another large bowl, whisk together the oil, melted butter, and sugar until the sugar is dissolved
  • Add the egg yolks and whisk until well-incorporated.
  • Add the milk and stir well.  
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture, stirring until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the vanilla extract and stir.
  • Ladle the batter into the prepared molds until 3/4 full.  
  • Arrange the filled molds on a baking tray and bake at 350 F for 25 to 30  minutes, or until the tops are lightly golden. 
  • Remove the torta from heat and let cool slightly.
  • Brush the tops with softened butter or margarine and sprinkle with sugar.


  • Do not overwork the batter. Beat the mixture just until smooth and free of any streak of flour. The batter should be smooth and flowy but is not too runny.
  • The molds used in the recipe are 3.5 inches in diameter and 1 inch deep. If using a larger size, bake the torta for another 5 to 8 minutes.


Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 342IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1mg