This is a unique old-fashioned recipe using guava pulp and guava nectar to make a spice cake.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
14
Yield:
1 -13x9 inch cake
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 13x9 inch pan.

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  • Sift together flour, nutmeg, soda, cinnamon, and cloves.

  • In another bowl, mix together guava pulp and juice.

  • 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.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30-35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 55.8g 18% DV; fat 15g 23% DV; cholesterol 88mg 29% DV; sodium 227mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2003
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2010
A must try recipe...I made it using pink guava pulp that gave it a good flavor and colour... Read More
(10)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2003
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. Read More
(115)
Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2003
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! Read More
(60)
Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2003
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... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2006
This cake was so good! I used canned guava paste in place of fresh guavas. It turned out like a bread more than a cake. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2009
Really a lovely cake. I had so many compliments. I would suggest being very careful when getting the guava pulp--the seeds would make an uncomfortable finding in your cake! Overall this was more like a spice cake; very moist but I don't know if many people could have figured out it was guava without my saying so. That said everyone liked it and I was asked for the recipe by three people. Just as a note I used freshly grated nutmeg and put some guava nectar in the frosting. I will definitely make this cake again. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
I live in Africa and its guava season. Didnt know what to do with my ripe guavas so I googled guava recipes and it brought me to your site. The cake came out fluffy sweet and guavalicious I put a drop of lemon essence to add flavour. Im gonna ask my neighbour if I can use some of his guavas to make another cake tomorrow! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2010
This cake was great! My guavas were not bursting ripe so they didn't have as much flavor and as a result the guava flavor was really light. It tasted very nutmeggy and clovey. I made a cream cheese guava icing that everyone else said they tasted the guava in but not so much the cake. However it tasted yum! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2010
It was pretty good. If you are using fresh guava make sure you get all the seeds out. It's annoying to bite into a seed. I made some frosting with guava nectar because the cake doesn't taste much like guava. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2010
A must try recipe...I made it using pink guava pulp that gave it a good flavor and colour... Read More
(10)
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