GUAVA CUPCAKE RECIPE BY PRIVATE CHEF MANOUSHKA GUERRIER

 

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  • Servings: 18 cupcakes
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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 Cup Agave Nectar (or 1 1/2 cups of sugar)
  • 1/2 Cup thinly diced Guava Paste
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Cup Fat Free Milk
  • 1/4 C guava juice
  • 3/4 C crushed Guava Chunks
  • 3 tbl Cream cheese
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Hot pink or Red food coloring
  • Cream Cheese frosting*
  • * you can use store bought or my cream cheese frosting recipe

Directions

  • Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Mix butter & Agave til creamy on medium speed
  • slowly add dry 1/2 ingredients then 1/2 milk & vanilla mixture, then other 1/2 followed by Milk
  • add Guava Nectar, chunks, paste, cream cheese & coloring
  • Fill cupcake liners to the top and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
  • Use toothpick to check if fully baked.
  • Let cool for 20 minutes, cut top of cupcake, use a small cookie cutter to cut shape in the middle, ice the bottom part of cupcake , add top bake on & sprinkle

Notes

Growing up in Miami I am absolutely in love with these Cuban pastries called Pastelitos. These yummy Guava & Cream Cheese filled pastries are just the cat's pajamas. Living in LA I needed to find an easy way to quell my pastelito cravings!

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