Spiced Fresh Guava Cake

    55 minutes

    Fresh guavas are a treat not to be missed if you can get them. Try this old recipe for a delicious guava cake spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

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    Serves: 14 

    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 250g butter
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 cup guava pulp
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) guava nectar
    • 3 cups (357g) cake flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour one 20x30cm pan.
    2. Sift together flour, nutmeg, soda, cinnamon and cloves.
    3. In another bowl mix together guava pulp and juice.
    4. In another bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add flour mixture and guava mixture alternately to creamed mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    5. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

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    It came out absolutely perfect! If you increase the guava paste by 1/4 cup and the baking soda by 1/4 tsp it will be super moist.  -  16 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My mother and I made this guava cake recently in Hawaii, where you'll find that most guava cakes are light and spongey, with a natural tinge of guava-pink. This particular recipe yielded a moist, sweet, orange-colored cake that was almost like banana bread. This cake was especially good the next morning for breakfast, sliced like bread and slathered with a bit of butter. Few people, even in Hawaii, are likely to find fresh guavas, however. Try guava paste from specialty food stores. Enjoy! Aloha!  -  05 Apr 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    born and raised in Hawaii, i am addicted to guava cake. i gave this recipe to a friend in Hawaii, it is so easy to make because guava's grow on every corner of the streets on the Big Island. it was a hit!, it was different than the original "Hawaiian Guava Cake", the original is Pink and very fluffy, almost like an Angel Food Cake tecture. But, this was delicious as well...  -  04 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)