Low Potassium Foods – Cookies And Cake

There are a great many baked goods that are low potassium foods. Cakes and cookies are no exception. A great many cakes will provide less than 100 mg of potassium in a slice of cake, and a great many cookies will provide less than 100 mg of potassium in a cookie.

In the table we have included these low potassium cakes and cookies. However, we have also included some with a higher potassium content to point out how some cakes and cookies will have a high potassium content. Those with chocolate, cheese, pineapple, fruit, ginger or other high potassium spices or ingredients will have a higher potassium content. For example, we included a yellow cake that has a vanilla frosting and one with a chocolate frosting to show how much even the frosting can make a difference in the potassium content.

As with almost all baked goods, the cakes and cookies have a lot of sodium. If you need to restrict potassium, you probably also need to restrict sodium, at least somewhat. The sodium content of baked goods is typically high. That is true for cakes and cookies too, except for those in the table that are special dietary with low sodium.

The table has a lot of commercial products to show the content of commercial products versus homemade. Typically homemade baked goods will have just as much sodium as commercial, since it takes the same amount of baking soda or powder to make, whether it is commercial or homemade.

A great many Archway cookies are in the table since they were the main brand studied by the USDA. The Archway cookies vary widely in their potassium and sodium content, depending on the exact ingredients. Other commercially baked goods would be expected to vary in a similar fashion.

If someone has a medical condition requiring a low potassium diet, they will need to regulate multiple aspects of their diet, not just potassium and sodium. They need advice from a physician and/or a dietitian to help with all aspects. These tables will be inadequate for managing their health, and are only meant to serve as a guide, showing how foods that seem similar will vary in significant dietary components.

The serving weight is grams, and the potassium and sodium weights are milligrams. The potassium and sodium values given are for 100 grams of food.

As usual, K is potassium, and Na is sodium.

Except for the potassium to sodium ratio, amount of potassium per serving, and sodium per serving (all of which we calculated), the source of data is: USDA National Nutrient Database Standard Reference – Release 22.

Food K Na Ratio K:Na Serving Wt Serving Size K per Serving Na per Serving
Cake, angelfood, commerc’ly prep’d 93 749 0.12 28 1 piece,  (1/12 of 12 oz cake) 26 212
Cake, angelfood, dry mix, prep’d 135 509 0.27 50 1 piece,  (1/12 of 10″ dia) 68 255
Cake, cherry fudge w choc frost’g 166 225 0.74 71 1 piece,  (1/8 cake) 118 160
Cake, choc, commerc’ly prep’d w choc frost’g 200 334 0.6 64 1 piece,  (1/8 of 18 oz cake) 128 214
Cake, fruitcake, commerc’ly prep’d 153 270 0.57 43 1 piece 66 116
Cake, pineapple upside-down, prep’d fr recipe 112 319 0.35 115 1 piece,  (1/9 of 8″ square) 129 367
Cake, pound, BIMBO Bakeries USA, Panque
Casero, home baked style
101 357 0.28 39 1 slice 39 139
Cake, pound, commerc’ly prep’d, butter 119 398 0.3 28 1 piece,  (1/12 of 12 oz cake) 34 113
Cake, pound, commerc’ly prep’d, fat-free 110 341 0.32 28 1 oz 31 97
Cake, pound, commerc’ly prep’d, other than all
butter, enriched
106 400 0.26 30 1 piece,  (1/10 of 10.6 oz cake) 32 120
Cake, pound, commerc’ly prep’d, other than all
butter, unenriched
106 400 0.26 30 1 piece,  (1/10 of 10.6 oz cake) 32 120
Cake, shortcake, biscuit-type, prep’d fr recipe 106 506 0.21 28 1 oz 30 143
Cake, snack cakes, creme-filled, choc w frost’g 176 389 0.45 50 1 cupcake 88 195
Cake, snack cakes, creme-filled, sponge 71 400 0.18 42 1 cake 30 170
Cake, snack cakes, cupcakes, choc, w frost’g,
low-fat
224 413 0.54 43 1 cupcake 96 178
Cake, sponge, commerc’ly prep’d 99 244 0.41 38 1 piece,  (1/12 of 16 oz cake) 38 93
Cake, sponge, prep’d fr recipe 141 228 0.62 63 1 piece,  (1/12 of 10 inch cake) 89 144
Cake, yellow, commerc’ly prep’d, w choc frost’g 178 337 0.53 64 1 piece,  (1/8 of 18 oz cake) 114 216
Cake, yellow, commerc’ly prep’d, w vanilla
frost’g
53 344 0.15 64 1 piece,  (1/8 of 18 oz cake) 34 220
Cheesecake commerc’ly prep’d 90 207 0.43 80 1 piece,  (1/6 of 17 oz cake) 72 166
Cheesecake prep’d fr mix, no-bake type 211 380 0.56 99 1 piece,  (1/12 of 9″ dia) 209 376
Coffeecake, cheese 289 339 0.85 76 1 piece,  (1/6 of 16 oz cake) 220 258
Coffeecake, cinnamon w crumb topping,
commerc’ly prep’d, enriched
123 351 0.35 57 1 individual,  cake 70 200
Coffeecake, cinnamon w crumb topping,
commerc’ly prep’d, unenriched
123 351 0.35 57 1 individual,  cake 70 200
Coffeecake, creme-filled w choc frost’g 78 323 0.24 90 1 piece,  (1/6 of 19 oz cake) 70 291
Coffeecake, fruit 90 385 0.23 50 1 piece,  (1/8 cake) 45 193
Cookies, animal crackers (includes arrowroot,
tea biscuits)
100 393 0.25 5 1 Arrowroot biscuit,  (include
Arrowroot cookie)
5 19
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Apple
Filled Oatmeal
180 331 0.54 25 1 serving 45 83
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Apricot
Filled
135 318 0.42 25 1 serving 34 80
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Cherry
Filled
138 347 0.4 25 1 serving 35 87
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Chocolate
Chip Drop
95 393 0.24 25 1 serving 24 98
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Chocolate
Chip Ice Box
127 270 0.47 24 1 serving 30 65
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Coconut
Macaroon
123 241 0.51 22 1 serving 27 53
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Cookies
Jar Hermits
171 657 0.26 25 1 serving 43 164
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Dark
Molasses
348 555 0.63 28 1 serving 97 155
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Date
Filled Oatmeal
159 331 0.48 25 1 serving 40 83
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Dutch
Cocoa
239 384 0.62 24 1 serving 57 92
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Fat Free
Devil’s Food Cookie
269 393 0.68 20 1 serving 54 79
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Fat Free
Oatmeal Raisin
276 576 0.48 31 1 serving 86 179
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Frosty
Lemon
92 366 0.25 26 1 serving 24 95
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Fruit
& Honey Bar
190 413 0.46 26 1 serving 49 107
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Gourmet
Apple’n Raisin
232 527 0.44 26 1 serving 60 137
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Gourmet
Oatmeal Pecan
145 345 0.42 28 1 serving 41 97
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Gourmet
Rocky Road
240 283 0.85 28 1 serving 67 79
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Gourmet
Ruth’s Golden Oatmeal
232 391 0.59 28 1 serving 65 109
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Iced
Molasses
125 527 0.24 28 1 serving 35 148
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Iced
Oatmeal
185 377 0.49 28 1 serving 52 106
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Molasses 117 577 0.2 26 1 serving 30 150
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Oatmeal 219 394 0.56 25 1 serving 55 99
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Oatmeal
Raisin
285 339 0.84 26 1 serving 74 88
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Old
Fashioned Windmill Cookies
113 471 0.24 20 1 serving 23 94
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Peanut
Butter
209 404 0.52 21 1 serving 44 85
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Pecan Ice
Box
76 317 0.24 24 1 serving 18 76
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Raspberry
Filled
118 334 0.35 25 1 serving 30 84
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Reduced
Fat Ginger Snaps
309 406 0.76 32 1 serving 99 130
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Ruth’s
Oatmeal
184 440 0.42 26 1 serving 48 114
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies,
Strawberry Filled
118 334 0.35 25 1 serving 30 84
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Sugar 88 640 0.14 24 1 serving 21 154
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Sugar
Free Chocolate Chip
76 267 0.28 24 1 serving 18 64
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Sugar
Free Oatmeal
87 308 0.28 24 1 serving 21 74
Cookies, ARCHWAY Home Style Cookies, Sugar
Free Rocky Road
257 282 0.91 24 1 serving 62 68
Cookies, brownies, commerc’ly prep’d 149 312 0.48 56 1 square,  large (2-3/4″ sq x
7/8″)
83 175
Cookies, brownies, dry mix, special dietary,
prep’d
314 94 3.3 22 1 brownie,  (2″ square) 69 21
Cookies, brownies, prep’d fr recipe 176 343 0.51 24 1 brownie,  (2″ square) 42 82
Cookies, butter, commerc’ly prep’d, enriched 111 351 0.32 5 1 cookie 6 18
Cookies, butter, commerc’ly prep’d, unenriched 111 351 0.32 5 1 cookie 6 18
Cookies, choc chip, commerc’ly prep’d,
regular, higher fat, enriched
147 296 0.5 12 1 cookie,  (average weight of 1
cookie, variety of brands)
18 36
Cookies, choc chip, commerc’ly prep’d,
regular, higher fat, unenriched
135 315 0.43 10 1 cookie,  medium (2-1/4″ dia) 14 32
Cookies, choc chip, commerc’ly prep’d,
regular, lower fat
123 377 0.33 10 1 cookie 12 38
Cookies, choc chip, commerc’ly prep’d,
soft-type
142 272 0.52 12 1 cookie,  (average weight of 1
cookie)
17 33
Cookies, choc chip, commerc’ly prep’d, special
dietary
199 11 18.1 7 1 cookie,  medium (1-5/8″ dia) 14 1
Cookies, choc chip, prep’d fr recipe, made w
butter
221 341 0.65 16 1 cookie,  medium (2-1/4″ dia) 35 55
Cookies, choc chip, prep’d fr recipe, made w
margarine
224 361 0.62 32 1 bar,  (2″ square) 72 116
Cookies, choc chip, refrig’d dough 180 209 0.86 29 1 portion,  dough spoon from
roll
52 61
Cookies, choc chip, refrig’d dough, baked 200 232 0.86 12 1 cookie,  medium (2-1/4″ dia) 24 28
Cookies, choc sandwich, w creme filling,
regular
215 503 0.43 12 1 cookie 25 58
Cookies, choc sandwich, w creme filling,
regular, choc-coated
240 326 0.74 17 1 cookie 41 55
Cookies, choc sandwich, w creme filling,
special dietary
295 243 1.21 10 1 cookie 30 24
Cookies, choc sandwich, w extra creme filling 137 351 0.39 13 1 cookie 18 46
Cookies, coconut macaroons, prep’d fr recipe 156 247 0.63 24 1 cookie,  medium (2″ dia) 37 59
Cookies, fig bars 207 350 0.59 43 1 Figaroo,  (2 square halves) 89 151
Cookies, fortune 41 274 0.15 8 1 cookie 3 22
Cookies, fudge, cake-type (includes trolley
cakes)
138 192 0.72 21 1 cookie 29 40
Cookies, gingersnaps 346 654 0.53 7 1 cookie 24 46
Cookies, graham crackers, chocolate-coated 209 291 0.72 14 1 cracker,  (2-1/2″ square) 29 41
Cookies, ladyfingers, w lemon juice and rind 113 147 0.77 13 1 anisette sponge,  (4″ x
1-1/8″ x 7/8″)
15 19
Cookies, ladyfingers, wout lemon juice and rind 113 147 0.77 13 1 anisette sponge,  (4″ x
1-1/8″ x 7/8″)
15 19
Cookies, marshmallow, chocolate-coated
(includes marshmallow pies)
182 168 1.08 28 1 Fudge Marshmallow 51 47
Cookies, molasses 346 459 0.75 32 1 large,  (3-1/2″ to 4″ dia)
(include Archway brand)
111 147
Cookies, oatmeal, commerc’ly prep’d, fat-free 212 298 0.71 28 1 oz 60 84
Cookies, oatmeal, commerc’ly prep’d, regular 142 383 0.37 25 1 cookie,  big (3-1/2″ – 4″
dia) (include Archway brand, Grandma brand)
36 96
Cookies, oatmeal, commerc’ly prep’d, soft-type 135 349 0.39 15 1 cookie 20 52
Cookies, oatmeal, commerc’ly prep’d, special
dietary
175 9 19.4 7 1 cookie,  medium (1-5/8″ dia) 12 1
Cookies, oatmeal, prep’d fr recipe, w raisins 239 538 0.44 15 1 cookie,  (2-5/8″ dia) 36 81
Cookies, oatmeal, prep’d fr recipe, wout
raisins
182 598 0.3 15 1 cookie,  (2-5/8″ dia) 27 90
Cookies, oatmeal, refrig’d dough 147 294 0.5 16 1 portion,  dough for 1 cookie 24 47
Cookies, oatmeal, refrig’d dough, baked 163 327 0.5 12 1 cookie 20 39
Cookies, peanut butter sandwich, regular 192 368 0.52 14 1 cookie 27 52
Cookies, peanut butter sandwich, special
dietary
294 412 0.71 10 1 cookie 29 41
Cookies, peanut butter, commerc’ly prep’d,
regular
167 415 0.4 15 1 cookie 25 62
Cookies, peanut butter, commerc’ly prep’d,
soft-type
107 336 0.32 15 1 cookie 16 50
Cookies, peanut butter, prep’d fr recipe 231 518 0.45 20 1 cookie,  (3″ dia) 46 104
Cookies, peanut butter, refrig’d dough 308 397 0.78 16 1 portion,  dough for 1 cookie 49 64
Cookies, peanut butter, refrig’d dough, baked 338 436 0.78 12 1 cookie 41 52
Cookies, raisin, soft-type 140 338 0.41 15 1 cookie 21 51
Cookies, shortbread, commerc’ly prep’d, pecan 73 281 0.26 14 1 cookie,  (2″ dia) 10 39
Cookies, shortbread, commerc’ly prep’d, plain 100 455 0.22 8 1 cookie,  (1-5/8″ square) 8 36
Cookies, sugar wafers w creme filling, regular 59 147 0.4 9 1 wafer,  large (3-1/2″ x 1″ x
1/2″)
5 13
Cookies, sugar wafers w creme filling, special
dietary
61 9 6.8 4 1 wafer 2 0
Cookies, sugar, commerc’ly prep’d, regular
(includes vanilla)
63 357 0.18 15 1 cookie 9 54
Cookies, sugar, commerc’ly prep’d, special
dietary
104 3 34.7 7 1 cookie,  medium (1-5/8″ dia) 7 0
Cookies, sugar, prep’d fr recipe, made w
margarine
77 491 0.16 14 1 cookie,  (3″ dia) 11 69
Cookies, sugar, refrig’d dough 147 422 0.35 17 1 cookie,  dough for 1rolled
cookie
25 72
Cookies, sugar, refrig’d dough, baked 163 468 0.35 15 1 cookie,  1 rolled cookie dough 24 70
Cookies, vanilla sandwich w creme filling 91 349 0.26 15 1 cookie, oval (3-1/8″ x 1-1/4″ x 3/8″) 14 52
Cookies, vanilla wafers, higher fat 107 306 0.35 6 1 wafer 6 18
Cookies, vanilla wafers, lower fat 97 312 0.31 80 1 cup, crumbs 78 250
NABISCO, NABISCO OREO CRUNCHIES, Cookie Crumb
Topping
194 528 0.37 11 1 serving 21 58
NABISCO, NABISCO SNACKWELL’S Fat Free Devil’s
Food Cookie Cakes
111 174 0.64 16 1 serving 18 28

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