Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  198
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  25 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  57 mg
  • Sodium  96 mg
  • Potassium  58 mg
  • Phosphorus  30 mg
  • Calcium  13 mg
  • Fiber  0.6 g

Old-Fashioned Plum Cake

You've heard the saying, "Everything old is new again." That's a good way to describe this tasty Old-Fashioned Plum Cake dessert by DaVita dietitian, Susan from Oklahoma. Bake this kidney-friendly recipe tonight.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Susan from Oklahoma.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 1/12 of cake


    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 14 tablespoons sugar (divided use)
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 1 cup all-purpose white flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1-1/2 cups fresh plums, pitted
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 12 tablespoons whipped cream (optional)


    1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
    2. Cut each plum into 8 pieces.
    3. In a mixing bowl, cream together the margarine and 12 tablespoons (3/4 cup) sugar. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and lemon juice and mix well.
    4. Stir together the flour and baking soda. Mix dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
    5. Spoon batter into a greased 8” or 9” baking pan. Place the plum slices on top, skin sides down.
    6. Combine cinnamon with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Sprinkle mixture over the top of cake.
    7. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
    8. Remove cake from the oven and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Loosen around the edges and remove from pan, turning twice so the plum side faces up.
    9. Top with whipped cream. Serve warm or cold. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 starch
    • 1/2 fruit
    • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Recipe analysis includes salted butter. Substitute a trans-fat free margarine of desired.
    • Save some for later. This cake freezes well.
    • Four large plums will yield approximately 1-1/2 cups.

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