Today is my husband’s birthday and I simply couldn’t not make him birthday cupcakes.  I made his favorite cupcake recipe but added a bit of Island flavor.  I used a vanilla cupcake recipe from Food and Wine and stuffed it with a guava filling and topped it with my favorite vanilla buttercream then dipped it in coconut, simply divine!

I made the guava filling by placing about 1/2 cup of guava paste with 2-3 tbsp of water in the microwave on high for 1 minute.  It should have the consistency of jam or preserves.    I cut a  hole in top of the cupcake and filled the space with guava and replaced the top.   Then you frost as normal.  Its a cute surprise to bite into a seemingly normal cupcake and find a ooey gooey guava center.  I love this combination of guava and coconut, very complimentary and tropical!

Oozing with Guava filling.