- Yield: 6 servings
- Prep Time: 1h 10 min
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
Guava java cake
It's coffee cake made fresh and sweet with red guava. Try this recipe or add red guava to your favorite coffee cake recipe. You may want to adjust the other liquid ingredients, or not. Most recipes will be moister with the addition of guava. You may find yourself lowering the amount of added sugar; red guava is that sweet.
- Non-fat cooking spray
- Butter, softened - 1 stick
- Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
- Eggs - 3
- Cinnamon - 1 tsp
- Coconut extract - 1 tsp
- All purpose flour - 2 cups
- Baking powder - 1 tsp
- Red guavas - 3 golf ball-sized, 2 tennis ball-sized
- Groovy Coconut, shredded - 1/2 cup
- Assortment of fruit for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8"x8" baking dish with cooking spray.
- To soften the butter, put in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave 30 seconds on medium power.
- In a large bowl, using a pastry cutter, combine the butter and brown sugar.
- Using a mixer on low, add the eggs, cinnamon and coconut extract. Mix thoroughly.
- Gradually add in the flour and baking powder.
- Peel the guava. Add to a food processor. Pulse until relatively smooth. Use a mesh strainer and push the guava thru to the large bowl. Discard the seeds.
- Add the shredded coconut to the cake batter.
- Pour batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a knife can be pulled out of the cake's center clean.
- Remove from the oven. Let stand 15 minutes. Then cool on a wire rack.
- Slice onto individual serving plates. Top with chopped fruit