Royal Chef Shares How to Make Queen Elizabeth’s Favorite Chocolate Birthday Cake

Raise your hand if you had a birthday in March or April, or have one coming up in the imminent future. Now raise your hand if you spent or are planning to spend your birthday at home, on Zoom calls or waving at friends and family who drive by from afar?

Sure, it’s not the most glamorous lifestyle, but hey. There are still ways to make your birthday fun, even if you’re limited to where you can go. For example, one set of parents made their 21-year-old son’s birthday memorable by literally turning their garage into a club so that their son could still “go out” for his first legal drink. Too cute.

Of course, you don’t have to do anything lavish. But something we do recommend is still enjoying a slice of birthday cake. What screams “birthday” like blowing out the candle son a cake anyway?

If you’re looking for a fancy cake—or, perhaps we should say “royal” cake—look no further. One royal chef named Darren McGrady just spilled the beans on how to make Queen Elizabeth’s favorite chocolate birthday cake—and it’s the perfect recipe to spruce up your quarantined birthday.

The recipe actually dates back over 100 years, getting passed down from one royal family to the next—yes, it’s that good.

The decadent cake is complete with layers of sponge cake, ganache, glaze icing, and lots and lots of gooey frosting. We’re drooling just thinking about it.

The best part is, it’s not too difficult to make. So go ahead, reign in that sweet tooth and bake this up for your birthday this year. Don’t have a birthday coming up? This is also the perfect cake for dropping off at a friend’s house to celebrate their birthday.

Check out the video below for the step-by-step recipe.

Yum! No wonder this is Queen Elizabeth’s favorite cake. Will you be making this royal cake anytime soon?