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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Guava Cake


BY REQUEST
Guava Cake
Ingredients
1 package(s) yellow cake mix ( (Duncan Hines is a favorite) )
1 1/3 cup guava nectar ( (I usually get the cans of kerns juice 11.5 oz) )
3 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
to taste food coloring ( red )

Directions

Cake:
Mix the cake according to package directions. Stir in food coloring until it's the color you want. Bake according to package directions.

Topping:
In a medium bowl, beat softened cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add sugar and vanilla and beat. With a spatula, slowly fold in cool whip. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Guava Gel:
In a medium sauce pan, bring guava juice and sugar to a boil. in the meantime, make a paste out of the cornstarch and a small amount of water. remove guava juice mixture from heat and whisk in the cornstarch paste. Return to heat and bring back to a boil. Boil for one minute stirring frequently. Cool in refrigerator. Once cooled, stir in red food coloring until gel is the color you desire.

Assembly:
Thickly ice the cake with the cream cheese mixture. Pour the guava gel on top of the cream cheese mixture and spread evenly, being careful not to mix it into the cream cheese icing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Topping:
8 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces cool whip

In a medium bowl, beat softened cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add sugar and vanilla and beat. With a spatula, slowly fold in cool whip. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Guava Jell:
2 cups guava nectar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
to taste food coloring ( red )

In a medium sauce pan, bring guava juice and sugar to a boil. in the meantime, make a paste out of the cornstarch and a small amount of water. remove guava juice mixture from heat and whisk in the cornstarch paste. Return to heat and bring back to a boil. Boil for one minute stirring frequently. Cool in refrigerator. Once cooled, stir in red food coloring until gel is the color you desire.

Servings 12
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