I just got back from a trip to Hawaii to watch my husband play his game. It was a week of no worries or cares. We had fun but a week was way too long to leave my kids. I felt like I was leaving a double life. There I was with freedom to do whatever I wanted with a lingering thought in the back of my mind of the life I had back home as a mom with four kids and responsibilities. Don’t get me wrong, I love my little responsibilities. The things that drive you nuts about your kids become endearing when you have time away.
Thanks to all of your suggestions on Facebook, we ate our way through Oahu. We ate at Roy’s, Teddy’s, Nico’s on Pier 38, Duke’s, Hula Dogs, and malasadas from Leonard’s Bakery.
I made this cake when I got home to give my kids a little taste of what they didn’t know they were missing. Although we didn’t actually eat this while we were in Hawaii, we used to eat it in college at our local Hawaiian joint. And nothing says I miss you like cake.
The cake starts with adding guava juice to a strawberry cake mix. A cream cheesy whipped topping layer is lathered on top and topped with a guava gel. Mmm.