Kidney-friendly Pound Cake with Blueberry and Lemon

Kidney patients can have their cake and eat it, too! This pound cake with blueberry and lemon not only looks delish, but it also tastes divine, too! We understand it can be challenging when it comes to kidney disease and cooking. For that reason, it makes our day when we can share kidney-friendly comfort food recipes like this pound cake with blueberry and lemon. Not gonna lie, this pound cake may have “renal diet” written all over it, but it’s ideal for anyone craving something a little sweet. Now, let’s get cooking!

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake
This pound cake with blueberry and lemon may have “renal diet” written all over it, but it’s ideal for anyone craving something a little sweet.

Pound Cake with Blueberry and Lemon Ingredients

Serves One

  • ½ cup cottage cheese (non-fat)
  • ½ cup butter (unsalted, softened)
  • 3 eggs (we love farm fresh!)
  • 1 cup lemon yogurt (non-fat)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Splenda
  • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup blueberries

How to Prepare Pound Cake with Blueberry and Lemon

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • In large mixing bowl, puree cottage cheese until smooth
  • Mix cottage cheese with butter and Splenda until smooth
  • Add lemon juice, eggs, lemon zest, yogurt, vanilla and blend until smooth
  • Sift together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt
  • Add dry ingredients to mixing bowl and blend until smooth
  • Lightly fold blueberries into pound cake batter
  • Pour batter into a greased 9″ x 5″ loaf pan
  • Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes
  • Cool before serving

Note: This recipe is appropriate for diabetes, CKD Stage 1, 2, CKD Stage 3, 4, dialysis & CKD Stage 5, transplantDiets: kosher low-calorie low-carb low-fat low-phosphorus low-potassium low-protein low-sodium nut-free

Pound Cake with Blueberry and Lemon Nutrition Facts

(per serving)

Calories 177
Carbohydrates 18.2 g
Protein 5.4 g
Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
Total Fat 9.4 g
Sodium 203 mg
Potassium 106.7 mg
Phosphorus 102.9 mg

We love sharing our kidney-healthy recipes with you like this kidney-friendly pound cake with blueberry and lemon! We try to share a new recipe every week. So, if you’re craving a favorite food, but it’s not on your diet, please let us know. We’ll look into it and try to add a kidney-friendly version to our list of upcoming recipe blogs. For more kidney-healthy recipes, visit our blog.


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About Shree Mulay, MD
Shree Mulay, MD, is a nephrologist and co-owner of The Kidney Experts. He went to medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Shree manages patients at several West Tennessee Healthcare Hospital locations and serves at numerous dialysis locations across the region. He also sees patients at four kidney care clinic locations. Funny, caring and always wanting to help, Shree is passionate about his practice and devotes much of his time to his patients.

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