Angel Food Whipped Cream Cake

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Sandra from Tennessee.

Portions: 10

Serving size: 1/10 of cake


    • 2 tablespoons plain gelatin
    • 4 tablespoons cold water
    • 1 cup boiling water
    • 1 large angel food cake
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 cup orange juice
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
    • 3/4 cup sliced strawberries


  1. Soak gelatin in cold water to soften. Add hot water and stir. 
  2. Add lemon juice, orange juice and sugar and stir. Put in refrigerator and let stand until it begins to gel.
  3. Whip 1/2-pint heavy cream. Fold into mixture along with 1/2 cup fruit.
  4. Line a large bowl with wax paper. Break cake in small pieces. Add cake pieces alternately with whipped cream mixture. 
  5. Cover and put in refrigerator overnight.
  6. Turn cake over onto a plate and frost with second 1/2-pint of whipped cream or 2 cups nondairy whipped topping. Decorate with additional 1/4 cup fruit.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  354
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  44 g
  • Fat  18 g
  • Cholesterol  66 mg
  • Sodium  275 mg
  • Potassium  145 mg
  • Phosphorus  147 mg
  • Calcium  86 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 fruit, medium potassium
  • 1 high calorie
  • 3 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Purchase a pre-made angel food cake from the grocery store.
  • Substitute 4 cups Cool Whip® or generic nondairy  whipped topping for whipping cream if desired.
  • If made with Splenda instead of sugar and Cool Whip instead of heavy cream, the carbohydrate is 32 grams, fat 5 grams and calories 193.Count as 2 carbohydrate choices.These substitutions are recommended for people with diabetes or those on a low-fat diet.
  • Peaches or berries are a great substitute for strawberries.

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