Pea Pickin Cake Recipe: 9 Healthy Benefits

Pea Pickin Cake Recipe Is A Favorite Pea Pickin Cake is a favorite in our family. Growing up, whenever Momma felt like whipping up a quick dessert for supper, she would whip up her pea pickin cake recipe.

Pea Pickin Cake Recipe
Pea Pickin Cake Recipe

We would devour it and then beg for more. It’s simple and delicious.

How To Make Pea Pickin Cake Recipe?


  • 1 pkg. yellow cake mix
  • 2 cans of cream of wheat (or 1 c of regular or nonfat creamed cottage cheese)
  • 3/4 tsp soda (optional – if you add this, you’ll get a nice ‘foam’ effect)
  • 1 can (15 oz) Riplets Mixed Cherry Pie Filling (or any cherry pie filling your family likes)


Step 1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with an electric mixer until well combined. Even though the filling is mixed, it will expand as the cake bakes. To prevent this from happening, try not to over mix.

Step 2. Bake in three 8 inch round cake pans at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Notes: I do not measure when I make my cakes, so I don’t think I measured anything to use your senses and tell me if it’s right.

Nutrition Fact Of Pea Pickin Cake Recipe

Servings: 10  (1/10 of recipe)

Nutrition Amount
Total Fat3.1 g
Saturated Fat0.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat1.5 g
Cholesterol13.9 mg
Sodium498 mg
Potassium61.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate38.8 g
Dietary Fibers1.2 g
Pea Pickin Cake Recipe

Why Is It Called Pea Pickin Cake?

I had heard that this cake was created when a plantation owner’s wife had to use the last of the peas, so she made her pea pickin cake. We may never know the true story, but this cake has become a staple.

To begin with, Momma used a yellow package cake mix, but you can also use homemade cakes. Second, Momma uses cream of wheat, just like the creamed cottage cheese for all you Southerners.

9 Healthy Benefits Of Pea Pickin Cake Recipe

1. Low Carbohydrate

Since this cake is made from cream of wheat and contains no flour, there are fewer carbohydrates.

2. High Fiber

Cream of wheat is packed with fiber. The more fiber you eat, the better it is for your body.  It keeps your bowels moving properly and helps increase your metabolism.

3. Low Fat

You can make this cake with or without the cream cheese filling, but it will still have a low-fat content because of its texture.

4. High Protein

Cream of wheat is loaded with protein. However, you should add just half a cup for each serving for a healthy serving of protein.

5. High Iron Foods

Cream of wheat is high in iron, an important nutrient for women who may be pregnant or having their first baby.

6. Heart healthy

Cream of wheat is a low cholesterol food, and it is also known as high fiber. So, you’re good to go for heart health!

7. High Calcium Foods

Like I said above, the cream of wheat is high in calcium, which will keep your bones and teeth strong.

8. High Vitamin C Foods

Cream of wheat is high in vitamin C, which provides you with the energy for your body during the day by ensuring that your body’s oxygen carries throughout the body and into your cells.

9. High Vitamins

Cream of wheat is high in vitamin B and C. Both are used by the body to produce energy within the cells. For your body to use those vitamins, it needs fiber, which comes from cream of wheat.

Any Side Effects OF Pea Pickin Cake?

There are no reported side effects of eating this cake. Pea Pickin Cake has, over the years, become a staple in our family. However, it is not something I would recommend to those with blood sugar problems or a diagnosed diabetes or insulin-dependent disease. If you love Pea Pickin Cake, don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends!


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Pea Pickin Cake Recipe is a favorite in our family. Growing up, whenever Momma felt like whipping up a quick dessert for supper, she would whip up her pea pickin cake recipe.

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