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Guava Chiffon Cake

Guava Chiffon Cake

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 5 m
Laura Sacks

Laura Sacks

Moist and fluffy with a tropical twist. Great for a Hawaiian-style party! I frost the layers with either coconut or cream cheese frosting.

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  • Calories:
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.4g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 319 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Prepare three 9-inch cake pans by lightly greasing them, dusting with flour, and shaking out the excess.
  2. Sift together the flour with 2/3 cups of sugar, the baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat together the oil, water, nectar, yolks, vanilla, and lemon zest until well combined. Pour the yolks into the flour, and mix until the batter is smooth, mix in food coloring until desired shade is reached. Beat together egg whites with the cream of tartar in a clean bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add the 1/2 cup of sugar, and beat until stiff. Gently fold whites into batter. Pour into prepared cake pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Run a metal spatula or small knife around the edges of the cake to loosen, and allow to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack.
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Cinzia
66

Cinzia

7/28/2008

I made this 5 times in the past week. I wanted guava chiffon cake w/whipped cream and guava topping. Cake flour is the only way to go to get the light, fluffy chiffon. All-purpose flour creates a denser and sometimes fallen cake. Use frozen guava juice concentrate (or passion fruit) in batter for a stronger flavor. 1 c. of egg whites is enough (6 jumbo/7 large eggs), just beat them until very stiff to hold volume. If not beaten long enough, you’ll have baked guava pudding. For guava topping, the ideal recipe is 1 c. concentrate thickened on stove with previously mixed 1 T. corn starch and 2 T. water. I only had guava pulp (Goya brand) available and made my own concentrate: 2 c. guava pulp with 1/4 c. sugar to reduced to 1 c. I thickened with the corn starch/water mixture.* When desperate, thin some guava jam with water, and it works fine! *Using the reduced pulp in the cake makes for a flavorful though denser cake, more like guava bread. I wouldn’t recommend it if you want a real chiffon.

lil' menehune
34

lil' menehune

3/23/2007

The cake was moist and light, but needed a little something more. I decided to try and duplicate the way the cake is served from this well known Hawaiian Bakery in LA. I began by making a filling combining 2 cups guava nectar and 1/4 cup sugar. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Blend in 1/4 cup cornstarch mixed with a small amount of water. Let cool. Frost each layer with whipped cream and some guava filling. You can then frost the entire cake with whipped cream. For color, you can also spread some of the filling on the top of the cake. Chill before serving. Not exactly the same as the Hawaiian bakery, but close enough to satisfy my tastebuds.

rissag
20

rissag

7/27/2009

Made this as my own birthday cake and loved it!! I frosted it with whipped cream and made some guava glaze to go in the middle and on top. Everyone loved it and I ended up making it just a week later for 20 people. For the glaze I used 1 c. guava concentrate thickened by 2 T. corn startch and 2 T. water. Thats enough to put between 3 layers and go on top.

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