Guava Cake: this Puerto Rican specialty is a delightful treat with a unique flavor, added via a tasty guava paste. Superb eating.
Guava Cake

Guava Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Serves: 1 cake
  • 12 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 ounces guava paste
  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter. Add sugar little by little. Add eggs one by one, followed by the vanilla. Sieve flour and baking powder and mix with the above.
  3. Pour half the batter on a greased mold.
  4. Place the guava paste (cut in slices) so as to cover all the batter.
  5. Pour the rest of the batter and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
We have replaced margarine with butter, but the cake comes out a little too dry. The slices cut are about 0.5 cm, but they can be even thicker depending on your taste.

If you have left over guava paste you can make an easy dessert by cutting slices and eating them along with cheese (in Puerto Rico they commonly use a white salty cheese) so it's not too sweet. The guava paste can be stored in the refrigerator, after opening, for several weeks.

It's contributed by Marta Pizarro.

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