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Puerto Rican Guava Cake


  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 10-14 oz guava paste
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Add your butter (softened) and sugar into a bowl. Using a whisk, mix the ingredients until you have a light and fluffy result. This will usually take a few minutes
  • Add the eggs gradually and be sure to mix well
  • Once combined well and you have a smooth mixture, add the almond and vanilla extracts and mix well
  • Using a separate bowl, add the salt, baking powder, and flour and combine well
  • Gradually mix the wet and dry ingredients. The batter will likely be thick, but make sure you mix well and don't add too much too quickly
  • In the meantime, line a baking pan with parchment paper. Pour in around half the cake batter and ensure the layer of batter is evenly spread
  • Now it's time to add your guava paste. Add slices that are around a quarter of an inch thick and you'll want to cover the entire layer
  • Now add the remaining half of your batter mixture and ensure it's evenly spread and smooth
  • Place your guava cake into the oven for around 30-35 minutes. A light brown color should start to form
  • Remove from the oven and leave the cake to cool on a wire rack
  • Once cool, you can sprinkle your powdered sugar over the top of the cakeĀ