The taste is similar to a spice cake. The first time my sister-in-law tried this cake, she said it was like biting into a guava.
Pastel de Guayaba
- 2-1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups Guava-sauce
- 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 10-inch round pan.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oil and sugar.
Add the eggs, one at a time, until well combined.
Whisk in the guava-sauce.
Add one third of the flour mixture, stirring well until the flour disappears. Repeat with the remaining flour.
Stir in the chopped pecans.
Pour batter into the prepared cake pan.
Bake at 350F for or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 to 55 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan and place on a wire rack to cool until room temperature.
Place cake on serving platter and top with powdered sugar. Enjoy!!!
Wrap any leftover cake in aluminum foil. This cake tastes even better the next day!