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Apple and Cranberry Cake

Apple and Cranberry Cake

Adapted from the Seasonal Cooking for Renal Patients,  from the University of Alberta Hospital.

Photo credit – Gurpreet Valk

Apple and Cranberry Cake

This seasonal dessert is perfect for the Fall and Winter, with a festive twist that make a nice end to any holiday meal.


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2/3 cup yogurt (plain)
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 apples (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Line a 10″ cake pan with parchment.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together.
  3. Add eggs one at a time.
  4. Alternate adding sifted dry ingredients, the zest and yogurt.
  5. Spread half of batter in cake pan.
  6. Arrange cranberries on top and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Spread remaining batter over top.
  8. Arrange apple slices and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  9. Bake for 50-60 minutes.

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 250 KCal
  • Protein: 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50 g
  • Fibre: 1.6 g
  • Total Fat: 7 g
  • Sodium: 183.4 mg
  • Phosphorus: 55 mg
  • Potassium: 110.5 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 12 slices

Serving size: 1 slice

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

3 starch

What is one exchange?
  • 1 Protein Choice = 1oz of meat or 7g of dietary protein
  • 1 Starch Choice = about 15g of carbohydrates
  • 1 Fruit or Vegetable Choice = ½ cup
  • 1 Milk Choice = ½ cup

4 thoughts on “Apple and Cranberry Cake

  1. Hi,
    New to this site as my husband has been diagnosed with uric kidney stones. Question about cranberries- can I use whole, frozen or dried?


    1. Thank you for reaching out to the Kidney Community Kitchen. Nutrition recommendations will vary based on individual blood work and medical history with Kidney Stones/Kidney Disease. I would recommend consulting with a renal dietitian at your kidney clinic team for individualized advice. The following is a general resource on preventing uric acid kidney stones:

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