Garden Peas and Poppy Seed Dessert Cake

Tiffany Bannworth


This garden cake is just perfect for tea time. It is different, wholesome, and adds just the correct amount of sweetness.

The surprising flavor will have you picking through your garden to see what else you can dig up.

As a mother of 6 and wife to a husband I adore, I can honestly say this cake is family approved.

Slice yourself a piece!


★★★★★ 1 vote

1 cake
10 Min
30 Min


  • CAKE

  • 1 3/4 c
    ultragrain flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 c
    peas, depodded (substitute with a can of peas, rinsed thoroughly)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    dark molasses
  • 1 Tbsp
    madgascar vanilla
  • 1
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    poppy seeds
  • 5
    drops of green food coloring

  • ·
    poppy seeds
  • ·
    turbinado sugar

  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    poppy seeds
  • 1 Tbsp
    orange juice
  • ·
    water to make glaze

How to Make Garden Peas and Poppy Seed Dessert Cake


  1. In a food processor, blend peas, milk, vanilla, egg, oil, molasses, and food coloring. Blend completely. Add more green if you need. You can also blend blue and yellow drops to make green. More blue than yellow.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add spices, poppy seeds, flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda/powder. Mix with a fork until well combined.
  3. Pour processor contents into dry ingredients. Beat for about 3 minutes.
  4. Pour into a circular baking pan sprayed with Baker's Joy. Sprinkle toppings evenly.
  5. Bake at 325F until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Wait 5 minutes before taking out of pan. Invert to a plate, then to serving dish to ensure the original side is up.
  7. In a large measuring cup, make the glaze. After adding all ingredients. You make or may not need to add water. Add a few drops at a time, and stir.
  8. Pour over cake. Enjoy.

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About Garden Peas and Poppy Seed Dessert Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts

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