Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  323
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  34 g
  • Fat  19 g
  • Cholesterol  62 mg
  • Sodium  181 mg
  • Potassium  98 mg
  • Phosphorus  54 mg
  • Calcium  26 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

Lucy's Carrot Cake

DaVita renal dietitian, Lucy from Georgia, is so proud of her carrot cake, she named it after herself. Lucy's Carrot Cake is moist and delicious. The flavor of the carrots are wonderfully accented by the cinnamon and vanilla instead of overpowered like some recipes. The cream cheese icing tops off this kidney-friendly carrot cake that is good enough to be called Lucy's.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Lucy from Georgia.

Portions: 20     Serving size: one piece 2-1/4" x 2-1/8"


    • 2 cups all-purpose white flour
    • 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 cup cooking oil
    • 4 large eggs
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla (divided use)
    • 2 tablespoons skim milk
    • 3 cups carrot, grated
    • 8 ounces cream cheese
    • 1/4 cup butter
    • 1 cup powdered sugar


    1. Heat oven to 350° F.  
    2. Grease a 9" x 11" baking pan.
    3. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon. Add oil, eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla and skim milk; blend until smooth. Stir in grated carrot.
    4. Pour batter into pan and bake for 45 to 60 minutes until done.
    5. Cool cake completely. 
    6. To make icing, cream the butter, cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla together until smooth. Spread over top of cooled carrot cake.
    7. Cut and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Confectioner’s sugar is also known as powdered sugar.
    • To check for doneness, insert a knife into the cake.  If it comes out dry, the cake is done.
    • 1 pound of untrimmed carrots yields approximately 3 cups shredded carrots.

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Lucy's Carrot Cake

dazey82 says:


This recipe is great, but for the frosting, DO NOT substitute margerine for butter! I made this mistake and it turned out very runny, I ended up making a glaze instead of frosting.

Jul. 03, 2012, 4:19 PM - Inappropriate review?

Lucy's Carrot Cake

mokay says:


Everyone that has tried this cake Loves It! Great recipe, very easy to make.

Oct. 18, 2011, 8:01 AM - Inappropriate review?

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