Cornmeal Cake with Guava Recipe


The cornmeal cake with guava is one of the most beloved and traditional delicacies in Brazilian cuisine. With its irresistible combination of flavors and textures, this cake is a real hit for any occasion, whether it's breakfast, an afternoon snack or dessert. If you're a fan of simple but delicious recipes, you're in the right place! 

Cornmeal Cake with Guava Recipe

In the vast universe of Brazilian cuisine, there are some dishes that transcend simply the food aspect, reaching the status of true gastronomic gems. And among these culinary gems is the classic and irresistible cornmeal cake with guava. This recipe, which combines the richness of cornmeal with the intense sweetness of guava, is a true symbol of Brazil's traditions and flavors.


  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 200g guava cut into cubes

How to prepare

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a baking dish with butter and cornmeal.

In a large bowl, mix the cornmeal, flour and sugar.

In another bowl, beat the eggs lightly and add the milk and oil. Stir well.

Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until you have a homogeneous dough.

Finally, add the baking powder and mix gently.

Pour half the batter into the greased tin, then distribute the guava cubes over the batter.

Cover with the rest of the dough and bake in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

Let the cake cool before unmolding and serve at room temperature.

Tips and Variations

If you prefer, you can replace the guava with minas cheese, creating a different and equally delicious version of this cake.

For a special touch, you can sprinkle cinnamon on the cake before baking. The aroma and taste will be even more irresistible!

For coconut lovers, adding a cup of shredded coconut to the batter can create a more tropical and aromatic version of this cake.

If you want a healthier version, you can replace some of the sugar with sweetener and use skimmed milk in the recipe.

A recipe for memories

The cornmeal cake with guava is one of those recipes that carries with it not only the taste, but also the fond memories of moments shared with friends and family. With its simplicity and versatility, this cake has won over palates for generations, and it's not hard to see why. 

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do and that it brings you a little of the warmth and happiness that only the flavors of our land can provide.

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June 17th, 2024