I said here before how much I love cakes, especially Brazilian cakes. Besides the flavor and the texture, most of them are made with very typical ingredients like this one with guava that you can’t find everywhere in. I made this cake for our neighbor’s birthday and of course I made a small fone or us. It’s easy to make and it’s delicious!! I know it’s not everywhere that you have Brazilian stores but usually you can find some Brazilian ingredients in Latin stores or on Amazon. If you have any questions, let us know! Enjoy!
1 cup and 6 tablespoons of sugar
6 tablespoons ( soup) of wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
17 oz of guava
3 1/2 tablespoons of brandy
1/4 cup milk
2 packages of cream cheese (11oz)
1 can creme de leite without water (like this)
Whisk the egg whites, add 6 tablespoons of sugar and the egg yolks one by one. Gently fold in flour and baking powder. Place in a form of 24 cm diameter, greased with butter and flour. Bake in the oven , preheated to 400 F for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean . Let cool and unmold .
Melt the guava paste (here) with 3 tablespoons ( soup) of cognac adding water as needed until it becomes a thick sauce . Mix well and let cool.
For the syrup , combine the milk and 1/2 tablespoon brandy and set aside.
Mix well in a bowl the cream cheese, sour cream and 1 cup (tea) of sugar until fluffy. Refrigerate for 35 minutes before applying.
Cut the cake into two layers, moisten with the syrup, spread the filling to the edge and put layers together. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Frost the cake and decorate with small portions of guava .
Beijos e Tchau!