How to Make Guava Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

This guava cake is a simple sort of lighter pound cake. It involves guava paste as a filling, so even if you don't have a guava tree of your very own, guava paste can be purchased at most markets.

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How to Make Guava Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
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Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Coat a bundt pan with butter or baking spray.

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In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the softened stick of unsalted butter.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the softened stick of unsalted butter.

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Add in the sugar.

Add in the sugar.

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Cream them together until they're light and fluffy.

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Add in eggs, one at a time. Beat them slowly and scrape down the sides of the bowl so everything is blended smoothly.

Add in eggs, one at a time. Beat them slowly and scrape down the sides of the bowl so everything is blended smoothly.

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While the beaters on low, add the Flour, a half cup at a time.

While the beaters on low, add the Flour, a half cup at a time.

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Next, add in the Baking Powder.  Keep scraping down the sides of the bowl.

Next, add in the Baking Powder. Keep scraping down the sides of the bowl.

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Add in the vanilla extract.

Add in the vanilla extract.

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With the beater still on low, slowly drizzle in the Heavy Cream.

With the beater still on low, slowly drizzle in the Heavy Cream.

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Pour half the batter into the greased bundt pan.

Pour half the batter into the greased bundt pan.

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 Lay the strips of  guava paste  on top of the batter.

Lay the strips of guava paste on top of the batter.

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 Top the guava strips with the remaining batter.

Top the guava strips with the remaining batter.

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Smooth everything over. Pop the bundt pan into the oven.

Smooth everything over. Pop the bundt pan into the oven.

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Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes.

Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes.

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Then turn it out and continue to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.

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Now for the frosting!!!!

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Either using a stand mixer or a hand mixer cream together the cream cheese, butter and salt. After every step, scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is mixed together.

Either using a stand mixer or a hand mixer cream together the cream cheese, butter and salt. After every step, scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is mixed together.

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Add in the vanilla extract and blend everything together.

Add in the vanilla extract and blend everything together.

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Keep the mixer on low speed and add in the powdered sugar one 1/2 cup at a time.

Keep the mixer on low speed and add in the powdered sugar one 1/2 cup at a time.

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Keep scraping down the sides of the bowl, then add in the whipping cream 1 Tbs at a time until it looks right for frosting. I used 4 Tbs

Keep scraping down the sides of the bowl, then add in the whipping cream 1 Tbs at a time until it looks right for frosting. I used 4 Tbs

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Frost your bundt cake.

Frost your bundt cake.

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Voila!

Voila!

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And who better to eat guava cake with than one's favorite nurse? This is Jane!

And who better to eat guava cake with than one's favorite nurse? This is Jane!

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Jane helped me navigate UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. and introduced me to my wonderful doctor Dr. Laura Esserman. Cake was the least I could do.

Jane helped me navigate UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. and introduced me to my wonderful doctor Dr. Laura Esserman. Cake was the least I could do.

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Serve the cake up, slice it and see the delightful guava filling! The perfect blend of tart and sweet, this cake rocks when served with champagne!!!!

Serve the cake up, slice it and see the delightful guava filling! The perfect blend of tart and sweet, this cake rocks when served with champagne!!!!

Ingredients

1 stick unsalted butter 
1 Centimeter sugar 
2 eggs room temp 
2 Cups flour 
2 Teaspoons baking powder 
2 Teaspoons vanilla extract 
½ Cups heavy cream 
5 strips of guava paste 
4 Ounces cream cheese 
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter 
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract 
2 Cups powdered sugar 
4 Tablespoons heavy cream 
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