Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  340
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  45 g
  • Fat  17 g
  • Cholesterol  34 mg
  • Sodium  164 mg
  • Potassium  78 mg
  • Phosphorus  53 mg
  • Calcium  23 mg
  • Fiber  1.4 g

Bev's Raw Apple Cake

Apples, cinnamon, pecans and cream cheese all put together in a tasty kidney-friendly cake thanks to Bev and renal dietitian Nancy from California. Serve it for everyday dessert or at a special occasion. Your guests will never guess this is a low sodium, low potassium, low phosphorus cake.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by DaVita patient care technician Bev and submitted by DaVita dietitian Nancy, RD, both from California.

Portions: 20     Serving size: 2-1/4" x 2-1/2"


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 medium apples
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray 9" x 13" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Set cream cheese out to soften. Peel, core and chop apples.
  3. Mix together eggs, oil, sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Stir in apples.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and pecans.
  5. Add dry mixture to apple mixture and mix together.
  6. Put into baking pan and bake for one hour. Allow to cool.
  7. For icing, using a mixer, mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar and remaining vanilla.
  8. Spread icing over cake after it has cooled.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1  fruit, low potassium
  • 3 fat
  • 1 high calorie 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For people with diabetes, leave off the icing to reduce calories to 252 and carbohydrate to 33 g. Count as 2 carbohydrate choices.
  • To reduce fat you can replace half the oil with unsweetened applesauce.
  • Pecans are high in potassium and phosphorus. The amount contributed to one piece of cake is minimal as long as the recommended portion is followed. Otherwise you can reduce to 1/2 cup pecans or leave them out.

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Bev's Raw Apple Cake

Ivory2014 says:


I think the sugar for the ice cream is also too much

Jun. 01, 2009, 9:47 AM - Inappropriate review?

Bev's Raw Apple Cake



Hi, I find that the sugar in the recipe is excessive. I have not tried it yet but 2 cups of sugar to 2 cups of flour in any recipe is really excessive. I would normally use in a recipe like that a quarter cup of sugar . The natural sweetness of the apples which would increase after cooking and cinnamon would add to the sweet flavour as well.

Apr. 10, 2009, 7:20 PM - Inappropriate review?

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