The British Queen is everyone's favorite when it comes to style and demeanor; when it comes to food, she is ours. It is no big news that Queen Elizabeth delights in a variety of dishes modified to fit her taste as well as health needs. Like us, though, she loves cake, and one of her very favorites is made of chocolate and from a recipe created for the royal family. The royal chef reveals all the juicy deets about the sweet product.
The British royal family is made up of many members, each with their own intricate needs when it comes to food. Darren McGrady was the personal chef that catered to these needs for fifteen years.
McGrady, who is now the author and owner of a best-selling cookbook of Eating Royally, a fine-dining catering service based in Texas, has shared little details about the family's food needs.
Almost expectedly, he shares the Queen's eating habits and, even more importantly, the recipe to her favorite chocolate cake. He labels the recipe a royal heirloom that has been in the family for many generations.
It was created in the late 1830s by Queen Victoria's beloved kitchen staff. McGrady shares that the cake is made during the Queen's birthday and her ascension-to-the-throne anniversary.
For decoration, the ganache-covered cake is covered with only stylish chocolate decorations with no candles in sight.
McGrady further shares that the Queen, a lover of tradition, never wants candles on the cake with only the words "Happy Birthday!" carved into the frosting present.
McGrady shares that the Queen has a few other sweets she loves. However, the special chocolate cake, which is mostly only served twice a year, is her favorite yet.
Well, there you have it! The Queen delights in pleasurable sweets for her taste buds, just like everyone else.