Spiced Guava Cake

    50 min

    A deliciously tropical cake, which is made with fresh guavas. The cake is moist, packed full of flavour and everyone will love it. Enjoy thickly sliced for afternoon tea.

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    Makes: 1 23x13cm cake

    • 400g caster sugar
    • 225g butter
    • 4 eggs
    • 165g guava pulp
    • 125ml guava juice
    • 400g plain flour
    • 4 tablespoons cornflour
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour one 23x13cm loaf tin.
    2. Sieve together flour, cornflour, nutmeg, bicarbonate of 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 tin.
    5. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 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 US | 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 US | 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 US | Canada)