Apple Cake with Warm Honey Sauce

Bring warmth and happiness to you and your family with this delicious cake that fits well with your renal diet. Top with a dash of nutmeg and serve warm with honey sauce.

Serving size

3-inch slice




⅓ cup lemon juice

3 cup apples, peeled and diced

3 tablespoons margarine

½ cup sugar

½ cup honey

1 egg

2 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon nutmeg



2½ teaspoons cornstarch

½ cup honey

⅓ cup water

1 tablespoon lemon peel, grated

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon margarine

Dash of nutmeg

Nutrition Info

Makes:Serving size: 3-inch slice




6 g


66 g


4 g


172 mg


93 mg


111 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Pour lemon juice over apples and toss to coat. Set aside.
  3. Cream margarine and sugar in a bowl. 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.
  6. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick comes clean from the center. Cake should be golden and the edges pulling away from the sides.
  7. Remove from oven. As the cake cools, make the sauce.
  8. To make sauce, mix cornstarch, honey and water together in a small saucepan. Add lemon peel.
  9. Cook over moderate heat for about 5 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally.
  10. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, margarine and nutmeg, for a minute.
  11. Pour over the cake and let cool for 2 hours before slicing. Slice into 9 even slices and serve.


Recipe contributed by Rory C. Pace, MPH, RD, CSR, FAND from Satellite Healthcare