One slice of Guava cheesecake on red plate

Guava Cheesecake

We call it "Guava Dream Cake" because it is so fluffy and creamy! There are NEVER any leftovers when my husband makes his famous Cuban inspired Guava Cheesecake!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 15
Calories 498 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


  • cans crescent dough
  • 24 ounces cream cheese (3) 8 ounce blocks
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup guava jelly
  • 1 container whipped topping


  1. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Add heavy cream, sour cream, and vanilla extract.

  3. Mix in eggs one at a time, just enough to combine with the batter. Set aside.

  4. In a medium baking dish, layer the bottom completely with croissant dough. 

  5. Pour cheesecake batter over the first layer of croissant dough.

  6. With the remaining croissant dough, cover completely the cheesecake batter.

  7. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. 

  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for half an hour, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours to fully set.

  9. Spread guava jelly to cover the top of cheesecake, about 1/4" thick.

  10. Finish with a layer of whipped topping about 1/2" thick. Keep refrigerated until you're ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
Guava Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 433mg19%
Potassium 142mg4%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 955IU19%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.