As the world mourns Queen Elizabeth II, I have come to learn quite a bit about Her Majesty.
I've read about the major milestones she hit during her 70-year reign, and she has definitely lived through it all. However, I felt like I still hadn't known much about the Queen's personality, until I stumbled on an article that revealed she had a bit of a sweet tooth.
Apparently, the Queen LOVED a specific kind of chocolate cake — so much that she frequently requested to have it during afternoon tea. Chef Darren McGrady, Her Majesty's former personal chef, said in 2017 that his chocolate biscuit cake was "her favorite cake that she eats until it is all gone."
"If there is anything left when she has it at Buckingham Palace," Chef McGrady added, "it then goes to Windsor Castle so she can finish it there. I used to travel on the train from London to Windsor Castle with the biscuit cake in a tin on my knee. It was half eaten.”
It's a dark chocolate cake made with Rich Tea biscuits, which are apparently very similar to graham crackers.
I already knew Queen Elizabeth II had great taste in food — I actually made the Queen's Scotch pancakes last week, and those were delicious.
But as a bona fide dessert lover, I was certainly curious to see what sort of things the ✨royals✨ liked to indulge in, so I decided to make it for myself.
Here's how it all went:
If you're more of a video person, I also made a TikTok of this entire process.