Guava pulp and nectar are used in guava spice cake.
There are several different types of Hawaiian desserts, from mango cheesecake to macadamia nut squares. Cakes usually have at least one type of fruit included in the recipe. Many pie recipes are also made with at least one fruit ingredient. Cookies are an option for those who want a dessert to go. Pudding is ideal for those who want something sweet and creamy.
Pineapple is often featured in Hawaiian desserts.
Fruit is a big part of Hawaiian desserts, especially in many cake recipes. Guava Spice Cake includes guava nectar and pulp, as well as other ingredients and a variety of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Upside-down pineapple cake requires placing pineapple rings on the bottom of the pan during preparation, but after baking, the cake is removed by turning the pan so the pineapple appears on top; a cherry is placed in the center of each ring. Some of the other ingredients needed are brown sugar, butter, and eggs. Mango cheesecake, which is one of the richest cake recipes, involves the use of mango puree and mango slices, as well as cream cheese, sour cream, and eggs, among other ingredients.
Coconut is often used in Hawaiian desserts.
Some pie recipes include using two ingredients Hawaii is known for – coconut and macadamia nuts. Coconut meringue pie usually involves the preparation of three distinct recipes: a different one for the filling, the pie crust, and the meringue. Many of the ingredients, like eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract, are likely already in the kitchen. Macadamia Nut Cream Pie is one of the Hawaiian desserts that only requires a handful of ingredients, some of which are macaroon coconut, almond extract and butter.
Coconut Meringue Pie is topped with meringue instead of a pie crust.
Cookies are one of the Hawaiian desserts that can be tossed in a bag and taken on the go. Coconut Macadamia Squares are a cookie bar that involves the use of ingredients such as macadamia nuts, cinnamon, ground coffee and coconut flakes. A Hawaiian Coconut Butter Cookies recipe only requires a handful of ingredients, including flaked coconut, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Many of the ingredients in a Hawaiian Tea Cookies recipe, such as sugar, eggs, vanilla, and flour, are easily found and often on hand.
Pudding is a dessert option for those who want something sweet and creamy. Haupia, also known as Hawaiian coconut pudding, is one of many Hawaiian desserts that involves the use of coconut in some form; in this case, coconut milk is one of the necessary ingredients. Hawaiian banana pudding is another option, which involves using crushed pineapple, cherry, coconut, and banana among other ingredients. Hawaiian White Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding is a rich dessert that includes ingredients like sour cream, eggs, and toasted nuts.