Birthday Cake

Updated: May 11


Preparation time: 20 minutes; Baking time 30 minutes; Makes 8 servings


Most people like to celebrate birthdays. Traditionally, for many of us a birthday cake has been part of this day and the celebration. For some, when they switch to PKD, it is easier to let the cake go, than for others.

I created this recipe for those, who are healthy and/or recovered, and would like to have a cake on special occasions.

All the ingredients are allowed on the Paleolithic-Ketogenic Diet, but let's be clear! This is not a nutritious meal to heal a disease but a treat, that should be reserved for very special occasions only.eparation time: 20 minutes • Cooking time: 25 minutes • Makes 8 sPreparation time: utesCooking time: 25 minutes • Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 PKD Sponge Cake (see recipe here)


Cream

  • 6 egg yolks

  • 0.5-1 tbsp honey

  • Salt

  • 2 tsp fresh organic lemon juice (optional)

  • Zest of half a lemon, organic, non-treated (optional)


Method

  • Bake the sponge cake according to this recipe.


  • Whip the egg yolks with the honey, the lemon juice, the lemon zest, and the salt with an electric hand mixer until fluffy.


  • Place the mixture into a saucepan and start to heat on low-heat, mixing continuously with a wooden spoon, until thickens. It will take about 10 minutes, but maybe a bit longer. Make sure you don’t overheat the cream.


  • Let the cream cool and settle for at least two hours in the fridge (I skipped this step;).

  • Spread the cream over the cake.


  • Decorate with a few berries and serve immediately.


Note: if you don’t serve the whole cake immediately, make sure that the cream is completely settled before spreading it over the cake (mine was not:). If you don’t have enough time, put the cream only over the slices you are eating and store the rest separately in the fridge. You can also add about 20 g pork jelly to the cream to make it more solid.