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Guava Chiffon Cake

A soft, fluffy, and moist cake with a tropical guava glaze.
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Hawaiian
Servings 24

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Standup Mixer/Hand mixer

Ingredients
  

Cake Batter:

  • 3/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2+3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup guava concentrate *guava nectar works too
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Guava Glaze:

  • 2 cups guava concentrate
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

Frosting

  • whipped cream

Instructions
 

Cake Batter:

  • Add room temperature egg whites to a standup mixer. Attach the whisk to the mixer and start beating the egg whites at the lowest speed. Slowly increase the speed to medium after a couple of minutes. Continue beating until it starts to look frothy. Then add in the cream of tartar.
  • Check to see if the egg whites start to form a soft peak. Then continue to beat it and slowly add in the (1/2 cup) sugar. Let it mix for another couple of minutes and check to see if it has formed a stiff peak. Add the egg whites to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients in the standup mixer's bowl; cake flour, (3/4 cup) sugar, baking powder, and salt. Transfer it to the mixer and add in the oil, eggs, water, nectar concentrate, and vanilla extract.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Mix it on medium low speed for a minute then increase the speed for two more minutes until it is combined well enough.
  • Pour batter into the bowl with the whipped egg whites and gently fold everything together. Do not stir vigorously because it will deflate the the air bubbles in the egg whites. The air bubbles are needed to give the cake that fluffy texture.
  • Line parchment paper on a 9x13 inch baking pan. Pour the batter into the pan and bake it for 30-35 minutes.
  • Check to make sure the cake has thoroughly been baked by poking a toothpick into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. Set the cake on a hot pad and let it cool completely.

Guava Glaze:

  • In a small sauce pot, combine the cornstarch and guava concentrate by whisking. Heat the pot over medium heat and let it cook until it begins to bubble and thicken. Set aside the glaze in a bowl and let it cool down to room temperature. Cover it and let it chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Frosting the Cake:

  • After the cake has cooled down, flip the pan over to take out the cake. Peel away the parchment paper and cut the cake in half. Brush both halved layers with guava concentrate. Then layer one half with whipped cream. Combine the halves together.
  • Frost the whole cake except the bottom with whipped cream. Chill the cake in the fridge for a couple of hours or until the frosting has set.
  • Stir the glaze until it looks smooth then apply it to the top of the cake. Be careful to try not to get the whipped cream smeared or mixed with the glaze. Cover the cake and let it chill again in the fridge for an hour. Cut up the cake and serve! Enjoy!
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