Hawaiian Guava Cake Recipe

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  • 1 strawberry cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups guava nectar or guava juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil room temp (liquid)

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed

For the Guava Gel Topping:

  • 2 cups guava nectar or guava juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • In a mixing bowl, mix together cake mix, guava juice, eggs, and coconut oil until well combined. 
  • Bake in a 9×13 glass baking dish according to cake mix package directions. 
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with hand mixer until fluffy. 
  • Add sugar and vanilla and mix well. 
  • Slowly fold in the Cool Whip and refrigerate until ready to use. 
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the 2 cups guava juice and sugar to a boil. 
  • Make a slurry out of the cornstarch and a small amount of water.
  • Remove guava juice from heat and stir in the cornstarch mixture. 
  • Return to heat and bring back to a boil and boil for one minute. Cool in refrigerator.
  • When cake has cooled, spread cream cheese mixture evenly over cake.
  • Glaze the top of the cake with guava gel. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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