Guava cake is a tasty, traditional Hawaiian dessert. It is a guava flavored cake with a whipped cream cheese layer and guava gel glaze. Easy and delicious!
Guava cake is a dessert that is often served at restaurants throughout Hawaii. When I worked at the bakery in Hawaii we would often make this for catered events. It was always a huge it. In my opinion, it tastes best when it has chilled for a long time. I actually think that it tastes best after it has chilled overnight.
Hawaiian Guava Cake
Guava cake is a tasty, traditional Hawaiian dessert. It is a guava flavored cake with a whipped cream cheese layer and guava gel glaze. Easy and delicious! INGREDIENTS
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1 pkg. strawberry cake mix
1 1/3 c. guava nectar or guava juice
1/3 c. coconut oil room temp (liquid)
For the Cream Cheese Layer:
8 oz. cream cheese softened
1/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
8 oz. Cool Whip thawed
For the Guava Gel Topping:
2 c. guava nectar or guava juice
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. cornstarch
3 Tbsp. water INSTRUCTIONS
In a mixing bowl, mix together cake mix, guava juice, eggs, and coconut oil until well combined.
Bake in a 9x13 glass baking dish according to cake mix package directions.
In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with hand mixer until fluffy.
Add sugar and vanilla and mix well.
Slowly fold in the Cool Whip and refrigerate until ready to use.
In a medium saucepan, bring the 2 cups guava juice and sugar to a boil.
Make a slurry out of the cornstarch and a small amount of water.
Remove guava juice from heat and stir in the cornstarch mixture.
Return to heat and bring back to a boil and boil for one minute. Cool in refrigerator.
When cake has cooled, spread cream cheese mixture evenly over cake.
Glaze the top of the cake with guava gel. Refrigerate until ready to serve.