Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  216
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  41 g
  • Fat  4 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  258 mg
  • Potassium  118 mg
  • Phosphorus  119 mg
  • Calcium  42 mg
  • Fiber  0.5 g

Pineapple Angel Cake

The delightfully refreshing flavor of pineapple combines with light angel food cake in this kidney-friendly recipe for Pineapple Angel Cake. DaVita renal dietitian, Kim from Kentucky, says her easy-to-make recipe makes a yummy dessert or snack.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Kim from Kentucky.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 1/12 cake


    • 1 box angel food cake mix
    • 20 ounces canned crushed pineapple, juice pack
    • 8 ounces Cool Whip® frozen dessert topping, thawed 


    1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
    2. Blend dry cake mix and entire can of undrained pineapple with a mixer until well blended and fluffy. 
    3. Pour mixture into an ungreased 9" x 13" cake pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until lightly brown on top.
    4. Cool completely.
    5. Frost with non-dairy whipped topping. Store in the refrigerator.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 starch
    • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
    • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For higher calories use pineapple packed in heavy syrup.

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Pineapple Angel Cake

retiredteacher says:


Have been making this cake for years. Had no idea that it would be kidney friendly! Hooray! (Is there a way we can submit a recipe that we would like to learn if it is kidney friendly? Thanks!) Dietitian comment: We are updating Diet Helper, our online meal planner, and it will be available at the end of the year. You will be able to enter your recipes and see the nutrition facts.

Oct. 05, 2013, 4:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

Pineapple Angel Cake

startinover2009_ says:


I just recently learned about this cake. My sister made this cake for my Partner and I to take to a friend's cookout and there were alot of people that raved about it! I do agree that this cake is very, very good! I am also glad it is kidney friendly!

May. 31, 2010, 8:45 AM - Inappropriate review?

Pineapple Angel Cake



This is a fantastic desert, I have one problem. I can not make the cake stop falling when I bake it. Any sugestions?

Sep. 30, 2009, 8:33 AM - Inappropriate review?

Pineapple Angel Cake



I have been making this for years and it is delicious

Mar. 29, 2009, 6:26 AM - Inappropriate review?

Pineapple Angel Cake



quick, easy to make and good

Jun. 16, 2008, 8:40 PM - Inappropriate review?

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