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Regime Type:

PKD (With Allowances)

Heart Shaped Sponge Cake

Introduction & Inspiration

Whether you are treating a loved one, a friend or yourself, this delicious Heart Shaped Sponge Cake is sure to convey affection and love. It can be made with a slight sweetness or indeed more savoury based on preferences.

Recipe Overview

Preparation Time

Less than 30 minutes

Cooking Time

Less than 30 minutes

Serving Size

1 x Heart Shaped Sponge Cake

Main Ingredients:

1 x Basic Tripe Sponge Base (Heart Shape *)

95ml Creamy Dessert Sauce

45g Crispy Parma Ham Flakes

65g Fresh Strawberries - Sliced

Garnish (optional)

Grated 'Chocolate' Shapes

Recipe Instructions

Make the basic tripe sponge base (heart shape) as per the recipe instructions. Once cooked, allow to cool down completely on the kitchen countertop.


Once the sponge is fully cool, add the creamy dessert sauce to the top of the sponge base.

Use a spatula or angled icing spatula to spread the mixture evenly over all of the sponge base to form a nice thick layer.


Distribute the crispy Parma ham flakes evenly over the top of the creamy dessert sauce.

Slice the tops off the strawberries and then cut little V shapes in the top of the strawberries, so that when you slice them up they resemble hearts.

Place the strawberry hearts on top of the cake and grate a little 'chocolate' over the top (optional).

Place the cake in the fridge until ready for serving.


*Depending on the size of your silicone heart mould, you may need to double the Basic Tripe Sponge Base recipe mixture ingredients. Also, if you're not a fan of tripe, the basic sponge base can be made by simply substituting the tripe ingredients with pulled pork leftovers or indeed veal heart etc.


Ideally, purchase your offal and fat from pasture raised animals that are Nitrate, Nitrite & Additive Free and use white sea salt or rock salt that contains no anticaking agents or other additives.


Be sure to use free range, organic eggs to prepare your sponge base. Whether you can eat eggs may depend on your condition, medical history, the time you have been doing PKD and your health goals. If you're unsure, please consult with ICMNI in Hungary (Home - Nutriintervention).


For a slightly sweeter sponge cake, keep the honey in the basic sponge base recipe as well as in the creamy dessert sauce. If you're wanting more of a savoury sponge cake version, simply make the creamy dessert sauce and the basic tripe sponge base without honey. You can also swap out the fruit for slices of smoked sausage.

Any honey should be of organic quality, and is only recommended in small quantities for those who have recovered from any kind of health condition.


Check out my Basic Tripe Sponge Base and Creamy Dessert Sauce recipes for instructions on how to make these.


Use the Recipe Search functionality on the website to discover how to incorporate basic tripe sponge base into various dishes.


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