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Guava chiffon cake: This light, refreshing cake was developed at Dee Lite Bakery, opened in 1959 by Herbert and Sue Matsuba in downtown Honolulu. He was the baker and came up with a guava-flavored chiffon cake, later expanding to passion fruit and rainbow (guava, passion fruit and lime). The tropical flavors baked into the cake also go into a creamy filling between layers. The formula is widely copied, and you'll find respectable versions in bakeries, restaurants and even supermarket bakeries. For the original, seek out a Dee Lite or Saint-Germain bakery; find locations at (The Japan-based Saint-Germain bought out the Matsubas in 1990.)
Betty Shimabukuro
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