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A slice of Hawaiian Guava Cake on a plate with a fork with the rest of the cake in the background.

Hawaiian Guava Cake

Guava cake is a tasty, traditional Hawaiian dessert. It is a guava flavored cake with a whipped cream cheese layer and guava gel glaze. Easy and delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Hawaiian
Keyword Cake, Guava
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 437kcal
Author Erica Walker


  • 9x13 inch pan


For the Cream Cheese Layer:

For the Guava Gel Topping:


  • In a mixing bowl, mix together cake mix, guava juice, eggs, and coconut oil until well combined. 
  • Bake in a 9x13 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.


Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1mg