Easy Shortcut Chamorro Cake
This is an absolutely delicious cake, a favorite on Guam. This is absolutely fantastic served without any frosting; however, it’s also delicious served with fresh fruit, whipped cream, or as a base for Latiya.
This is my shortcut version, but be checking back for my “regular” Chamorro Cake recipe, which I’ll post soon!
- 1 box butter (yellow) cake mix
- 1 8-oz container sour cream
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract (use 1 teaspoon for a stronger lemon flavor)
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix all ingredients together; pour the batter into a 13×9 pan.
3. Bake for 25 minutes (check at 20 minutes). A toothpick inserted into the center of the cake should come out with a few crumbs sticking to it.
I lived in Guam for three years (1965-68) and went to school at Cathedral. Across the street from our school was a little shop that sold a sweet buttery cake/bread in individual rectangular slices. I have no idea what it might be, but would love to make it if there’s a name and recipe for it. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Thank you in advance!
Sorry, I’m not sure what type of bread or cake this could be.
Could it be bonelos monglo typhone doughnuts?
Look up on facebook 671 recipes and try this & maybe it’s the one. I’m thinking it’s not a cookie but doughnut.
Do you happen to have a recipe for cassava cake?
I do. Search for it by name, or look under Chamorro desserts.
Hi there. My mother in law is from Guam, and hasn’t been
able to return home in many years. She has requested I make a specific marshmallow frosting from the island, however I can’t seem to find any recipes. Do you know of something that may help? I’d love to get her a little taste of home.
I’m not familiar with a marshmallow frosting unique to Guam.
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According to your reply to Norma asking whIch recipe to follow (yours or the box). According to your recipe it didn’t require any liquid other than the oil and extracts. Do we add the water directed from the box?
That’s correct, follow my recipe, not the instructions on the box. The sour cream counts as a liquid ingredient.
Do I follow mix for butter yellow cake mix by the box??
No, follow my instructions above and use the ingredients that I listed.
It’s always been my favorite. My grandmother used to make ’em but without sour cream..Thanks for sharing 🙂
You’re welcome! Let me know how it turns out for you.
Can this bake in a loaf pan for easy slicing, like for latiya?
You sure can, Rosanna. I recommend using two loaf pans, however. Let me know how it turns out. 🙂
thank U Ms Annie, Now I don’t have to buy spongecake nomore. Its very expensive, when I need to make latiya for my children.Buenu!
You’re welcome, Liz! 🙂
Very simple explanation and thank you for sharing this. Last time I tried this was in Ipan Talofofo gas station, mini mart 6 months ago. Kept wondering who makes them cause it is so hard to find. Thanks Annie for sharing! My husband kept saying I love that..lol
Thanks, Cuz! This is my “easy, shortcut” version. Come back soon as I’ll be sharing my old fashioned recipe for Chamorro cake.
Thanks for the short cut, but when are you sharing your old fashioned recipe? I used to make this and my children looked forward to it, but misplaced it. Please let me know and keep doing a good job.
Doris Nesmith (South Carolina)
LOL! Thanks! I will have to find some time to make it. I don’t post any recipes unless I make it so that I can take pictures.