Guava Pound Cake

For a Cuban inspired dessert, I made a guava pound cake which I served with a homemade strawberry & banana vanilla soy ice cream. This pound cake recipe was recently featured in Ashlee's blog where she used the recipe for a cake. It's a recipe from Paula Deen and much to my surprise, it wasn't as heavy as I expected.

To adapt Paula Deen's pound cake recipe with a Cuban flair, I substituted 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of guava syrup... and it came out beautifully and moist!

Guava Pound Cake
pound cake recipe adapted from Paula Deen

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup guava paste, melted
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the guava paste, sour cream and mix until incorporated. Sift the baking soda and flour together. Add to the creamed mixture alternating with eggs, beating each egg 1 at a time. Add the vanilla and pour the mixture into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes.


  1. I just made an orange pound/bundt cake yesterday but damn, guava-very creative and yummy.

  2. Wow, this sounds delish! Great cake, fab ice cream!

  3. wow that looks great, I'm going to have to try that....Hope your dinner went well!

  4. Ooh what an awesome sub with the guava! This looks incredibly moist, and a great pairing with the ice cream!

  5. Oh yes! This is what I was waiting for - I'm going to look for guava paste. Where did you find yours? Do you think a Latin/South American grocery is more likely to have it? It looks amazing!

  6. wow! This looks and sounds amazing! Yum!

  7. Do you melt the guava paste then add it to the batter before you bake it? Or do you cube it and then add it?
    Thank you

  8. I made this cake and man oh man is it outstanding!!! The top of the cake while in the oven (which is the bottom after you remove from pan) almost has a carmelized taste from the guava paste in the cake. It is really an excellent cake.