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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  398
  • Protein  5 g
  • Carbohydrates  54 g
  • Fat  18 g
  • Cholesterol  30 mg
  • Sodium  129 mg
  • Potassium  77 mg
  • Phosphorus  70 mg
  • Calcium  30 mg
  • Fiber  0.6 g

Lemon Pound Cake

Today, pound cake has many creative variations, and renal dietitian Krista from Maryland modernized her recipe and made it kidney-friendly with zippy lemon extract. The smell of lemon and butter baking in this cake will make the fussiest British cook say, “Blimey, that’s delicious!”

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Krista from Maryland.

Portions: 16     Serving size: 1 slice


    • 1–1/2 cups butter
    • 3 cups granulated sugar
    • 5 large eggs
    • 3 cups sifted all-purpose white flour
    • 1 cup  low fat milk, lukewarm
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 teaspoons lemon extract


    1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
    2. Grease and flour a tube pan.
    3. Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar together.
    4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg is added.
    5. Fold in flour and combined milk and extracts.
    6. Pour batter into a greased tube pan and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 2 starch
    • 3 fat
    • 1–1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    •  Use a larger capacity tube or bundt pan.
    • This recipe is not recommended for diabetics due to the high carbohydrate content.

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Lemon Pound Cake

loganluke114 says:


Thank you all sooooo much. I am going to give them a try to see what I like best. Thanks,

Feb. 13, 2013, 10:49 AM - Inappropriate review?

Lemon Pound Cake

Maude says:


I have made this two times. Delicious, think I will use less blueberries next time.

Jul. 28, 2012, 12:42 PM - Inappropriate review?

Lemon Pound Cake

slovesdd says:


I made this cake, but I had to cook it 1hr.30mins. I have an electric oven. So I don't know if that is the reason. I thought the taste was good. My husband also likes it because it was lemon. I was surprised that it acutally raised, without any baking powder or baking soda.

Sep. 21, 2010, 11:16 AM - Inappropriate review?

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