Maui Newsletter: February 2021

My Maui Valentine

My Maui Valentine

Heart rock formation at the Nakahele Blowhole

My Maui Valentine

On this Valentines’ Month, do you wonder how Maui might show a person how much we love them? Oh, there are so many ways… How about a romantic sunset walk along Ka’anapali Beach, hand in hand? Or a surprise Maui Ocean Center adventure for the grandkids? One might show a treasured friend how important they are by an unexpected pikake lei. What a glorious scent it has! And don’t forget our four-legged friends. A volunteer shift at the Humane Society can offer some loving scratches to a not-yet-adopted mutt. And the best part is that every one of those things are a way of saying, “Maui, I love you!” And if you’re reading this from another location, we’ve got a little love for you, too. Check out this recipe for a Hawaiian Guava Cake. How does it taste? Well (and all together now) we LOVE it.

Keep that heart open and we’ll see you next month.

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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!

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Total: 35 minutes | Serves: 12

  • 1 strawberry cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups guava nectar or guava juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil room temp (liquid)

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip thawed

For the Guava Gel Topping:

  • 2 cups guava nectar or guava juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • 9×13 inch pan
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In a mixing bowl, mix together cake mix, guava juice, eggs, and coconut oil until well combined.

Bake in a 9×13 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.

Hawaiian Guava Cake Recipe from Favorite Family Recipes