Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  185
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  28 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  150 mg
  • Potassium  45 mg
  • Phosphorus  30 mg
  • Calcium  5 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 high calorie
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Great for cupcakes too! Pour 1/3 cup batter into each regular size cupcake liner to make 24 cupcakes.
  • Cocoa processed with alkali, also known as Dutch chocolate, is much higher in potassium than natural cocoa powder.

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Slockridge says:

I’ve always made this recipe even before my husband had to follow a kidney diet. You can cut this in half and bake in a square 9x9 pan. Needs no frosting. This can be modified to make spice cake or vanilla cake too.

Oct. 21, 2017, 7:44 PM
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marydavid says:

Love this cake very chocolaty and moist. Plan on. freezing half.

Sep. 19, 2017, 5:29 PM
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MimiMo4 says:

Very delicious! Especially with a light coating of powdered sugar on top when completely cooled. Yummmm

Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 PM
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Rhammer86 says:

Just made this ( cupcake version), YUMMY!! The cake is really tasty, good enough to satisfy without frosting. I did make the cream cheese frosting for half of my batch, will freeze the unfrosted batch for later treats.

May. 21, 2017, 10:42 AM
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Garcia2015 says:

I just made it but I used trivia baking blend and don't think it worked well. It seems undercooked even though I left it longer than 45 minutes. Any thoughts? Dietitian comment: Perhaps this recipe only works with sugar. You could try other sweeteners but run the risk of problems again.

Nov. 04, 2015, 1:09 PM
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290debra says:

I made the vanilla version.

Dec. 29, 2014, 4:13 PM
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cciliax says:

Made this cake into cupcakes for the unit. The patients loved them, and were delighted to have something chocolate. Frosted them with cream cheese/confectioners sugar frosting used for the other pineapple cake recipe.

Mar. 26, 2013, 8:43 AM
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JPRD says:

We made these as cupcakes for tasting days at the unit. Easy and a big hit!

Mar. 28, 2012, 6:12 PM
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Such a great cake. My daughters love it.I was afraid it would be dry but not at all. Already gave out this recipe to 2 of my friends and the kids really like it. The kids ages range from 6 to 18 and they all enjoyed it

Mar. 17, 2012, 8:56 AM
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CharlieAnn says:

This is a really good tasting cake. Just wondering if I could cut it in half to make a smaller cake? Way to big for just 3 people.

Jan. 08, 2012, 10:52 AM

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