Love and Confections: Guava and Cream Cheese Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

June 19, 2014

Guava and Cream Cheese Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

Guava Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a great treat for any day of the week!

This is my first #BundtBakers entry. I don't know why I didn't join earlier, because I really do love bundt cakes. Of course, when I told Mr L&C I was making a bundt cake, he immediately quoted the lines from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" - "This cake has a whole in it".

Growing up in Miami, guava pastelitos were everywhere and they were delicious! This cake reminds me of those treats, with the guava center and cream cheese frosting - a match made in heaven. This cake is a bit dense, like a pound cake, and I'm sure I will experiment more with this recipe in the future, but for now it satisfied my pastelito craving.

Guava and Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
adapted from "A Taste of South Florida" cookbook
Click here for printable recipe

Guava Bundt Cake Ingredients:
 - 1 stick Unsalted Butter, room temperature
 - 1 cup Granulated Sugar
 - 2 Eggs, room temperature
 - 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
 - 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
 - 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
 - 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
 - 1/2 package Guava Paste, thinly sliced

Guava Bundt Cake Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Thoroughly coat a bundt pan with baking spray.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the Butter and Sugar, until light and fluffy.
3. Add in Eggs, one at a time, then scrape down the sides of the bowl.
4. While on low, add the Flour, a half cup at a time, followed by the Baking Powder. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
4. Add in the Vanilla Extract and while on low, slowly drizzle in the Heavy Cream.
5. Pour half the batter into the bundt pan. Layer the sliced Guava Paste to cover the batter. Top with remaining batter.
6. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out and continue to cool completely on a wire rack before frosing.

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
 - 4 ounces Cream Cheese, room temperature
 - 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, room temperature
 - pinch of Salt
 - 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
 - 2 cups Powdered Sugar
 - 3-4 tablespoons Heavy Cream

Cream Cheese Frosting Directions:
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream together the Cream Cheese, Butter and Salt. After every step, crape the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is incorporated.
2. Add in the Vanilla Extract and blend together.
3. With the mixer on low, add in the Powdered Sugar a half-cup at a time. Scrape down the sides of the bowl
4. Add in the Heavy Cream, one tablespoon at a time, mixing until desired consistency
5. Pour over cooled cake and enjoy!

Until next time


A big thanks to Lauren from From Gate to Plate for hosting this month. Check out all the Tropical Bundts below:

Interested in learning more about us?? #BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme.  Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on the BundtBakers home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to

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  1. Nice combo with guava and cream cheese (especially the cream cheese part that gets me every time). Glad you join in the Bundt Bakers fun.

    1. Thanks Renee - the cream cheese is my favorite part!

  2. That looks awesome! Guava is one of my favorite fruits, I'm sure they're lovely in cake! :)

    1. Thanks June. I grew up eating guava pastries so making a cake seemed like a great idea

  3. Looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Welcome!

  4. I have never really had that much guava, your cake looks amazing!!

  5. That cream cheese frosting looks absolutely amazing! I tasted a guava pastry for the first time when I went on the South Beach Miami Culinary Tour...what a delicious flavor!

    1. They are! I grew up eating them. One of my favorite pastries ever!

  6. Those guayaba y queso pastelitos are delicious! I never miss an opportunity to make a dessert featuring those two.

    1. Thanks! Yes they are a favorite of mine. I need to post my own pastelito recipe here soon

  7. Good Job!!!!! It looks delicious!!!! I would love to taste a cake with guava in it.

  8. That icing looks great, I love thick glazes like this. I've never tried guava before, it's a fruit on my list of ones to try.

    1. Thanks Laura. I love the combination of guava and cream cheese, and the frosting was so good!

  9. Welcome to the group! I've never had guava before but your bundt is beautiful.

  10. I am a new member also so welcome to both of us. I am not sure, I have ever had guava but I love tropical fruits. Cream cheese frosting is another of my favorites. You made a beautiful cake.

  11. I have never had guava. Now I have to try it and this cake too.

  12. What a wonderful idea to use the guava paste as filling, Terri! I just happen to have a block in my refrigerator that needs using up. So glad you joined Bundt Bakers this month!

    1. Thanks Stacy! This cake was originally for a rectangle pan (which it would look good in that too) and I adapted it for a bundt pan.

  13. So glad to be baking with you in the group. I love guava, although I have not tried the paste. I'll definitely be looking for it now so I can try your bundt cake.

  14. Guava is one of my favorite flavors also, beautiful cake!