Apple Cake with Warm Honey Sauce

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It’s apple season!  Apples are a low potassium fruit that anyone with Chronic Kidney Disease can enjoy.  Apples are so versatile—they can be eaten fresh, baked in a dessert, or used as an ingredient in savory meals.   This fall dessert recipe is a little slice of comfort and sure to be a crowd favorite, even for those without CKD. 

Apple Cake with Warm Honey Sauce

Apple Cake with Warm Honey Sauce



  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 3 cups diced, peeled apples
  • 3 Tbsp. margarine
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder


  • 2 ½ tsp. cornstarch
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. margarine
  • dash nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Pour 1/3 cup lemon juice over apples and coat.  Set aside.
  3. Cream margarine and sugar. Add honey and beat well.  Add egg and mix.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg together and add to margarine mixture. 
  5. Stir in apples. Pour into a greased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes.

For sauce

  1. mix cornstarch, honey and water together in a small saucepan. 
  2. Add lemon peel. Cook over moderate heat for about 5 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, margarine, and nutmeg. 

Makes 9 servings.

Nutrition Information

(per 3-inch square of cake with 2 1/2 Tbsp. of sauce): 335 kcal, 172mg sodium, 111mg potassium, 93mg phosphorus.  

Recipe used with permission from ARA


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