Go Back
+ servings
Romeo and Juliet Guava Cupcakes

Romeo and Juliet Cupcakes

These Romeo and Juliet Cupcakes are filled with guava paste, topped with cream cheese frosting. Guava paste and cheese is a popular combo in Brazil and we call it Romeo and Juliet.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, brazilian
Keyword creamcheese, cupcakes, guava
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 400 kcal



  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 8 oz goiabada sliced into 12 1-inch cubes

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 oz unsalted butter room temperature (1/2 cup)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract



  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
  3. Whisk eggs with a wire whisk for about 1 minute. They will become frothy and lightened in color. Add oil and whisk until combined.
  4. Add sugar and whisk for about 1 minute. You can use a mixer to do this, or simply a whisk. I usually go with just a whisk.
  5. Add vanilla extract.
  6. Add half of the flour, whisk briefly until just combined.
  7. Now, add half of the buttermilk, and whisk until incorporated.
  8. Add the other half of the dry ingredients and whisk gently.
  9. Finally, add rest of the buttermilk. Make sure to just whisk the mixture until combined.
  10. Don’t overmix it!
  11. Pour batter evenly into a cupcake pan lined with cupcake liners, or buttered and floured.
  12. Place one little guava paste cube in the center of each cupcake.
  13. Bake for 10-12 minutes, checking in between to rotate pans.
  14. Remove from the oven once cupcakes are lightly golden brown and puffed.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Beat cream cheese in the bowl of a mixer for 2 minutes, until fluffy. Add butter, cream for another minute.
  2. With the mixer off, add sifted powdered sugar in.
  3. Turn mixer on low and mix until incorporated.
  4. Once the sugar has been incorporated, you can turn the speed to medium high speed.
  5. Add vanilla, cream for another minute, until fluffy and smooth!

To assemble

  1. Simply pipe cream cheese frosting on cooled cupcakes. I decorated the sides of the cupcakes with some sugar pearls, and also cut out little guava paste hearts for the top.

  2. STORAGE: Cupcakes will keep in a closed container for up to 4 days, in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Romeo and Juliet Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.