Wonderful recipe!!! In Texas the Guava juice is yellow (not pink like Hawaii brands) so I added 3-4 drops red food coloring to gel mixture. Used the strawberry cake mix. To lower fat and calories, I eliminated the cream cheese/cool whip frosting. Baked the cake in a 9x13 pan and spread on the cooled Guava gel..."onolicious". Best served cold. Thanks for helping me get back to my Hawaiian roots!!
I used to live near the King's Hawaiian bread bakery in Torrance, CA, which also has a restaurant that serves luscious Hawaiian cakes and pastries, including guava cake. This is definitely the closest recipe I've found to recreating that delicious cake that appeared at every local party or dinner in the South Bay area. I used the Duncan Hines "Pink Velvet" cake mix as the base, b/c it is pink in color but vanilla in flavor, so as not to clash w/ the guava juice flavor. I used Tru Whip in place of the Cool Whip ("natural" product), but everything else was strictly by the recipe. I made a little extra guava jelly and put it in between the two layers of cake, which was a great touch, and then used a frosting bag to pipe a big fat layer of the frosting around the outer edge of the jelly on the top. Delicious! And it tasted even better the next day. Thank you for sharing this!!!
Yummy and easy to make!
Does this remind anyone of Zippy's guava cake? I tried getting the recipe from them but never could and now they have discontinued it due to lack of people buying it...but this is a great copycat recipe of it, thanks.
Thank you so much!! I made this for a Chamorro BBQ this evening and it was a hit!! Several people thought I was from Hawaii because it tasted authentic to them! Easy and delicious!
thank you for posting this, the hardest part was trying to find guava juice other than that it was so easy and just as i remembered it.