We remember Queen Elizabeth II, this was her favorite dessert

Learn about Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite dessert and a former royal chef’s recipe

As we know on September 8, 2022, the Queen Isabel II at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. To sweeten these days of sadness a little, let’s remember the Queen’s favorite sweet.

According to former royal chef Darren McGrady, the Queen’s favorite flavor of cake is the chocolate, “The Queen loves chocolate cake, ever since she ate it on her father and grandmother’s birthdays. Every year it’s the same cake, the same flavor, which is the chocolate cake the queen’s” expressed the chef on his YouTube channel.


the legendary recipe

McGrady, who was in his service buckingham palace for 15 years, he wrote a book in 1998 titled “Royal food” where he reveals recipes he prepared for the British monarchy, as well as on his YouTube channel.

This recipe corresponds to the one Queen Mary ordered to be written in 1954 in the recipe book of royalty and is a Genoese variety cake of various chocolates, from semi-bitter to the sweetest of all, making it the perfect birthday cake.


It is for this and in his memory Queen Isabel IIthat we share with you the delicious recipe so that you can prepare it at home and feel a “Royal”apart from the fact that it will cheer you up on those dreary days because, as you know, chocolate contains phenylethylaminebrain stimulant that produces a feeling of joy.


  • 12 egg yolks
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 226 grams of sugar
  • 113 grams of wheat flour
  • 56 grams of cocoa powder
  • 113 grams of butter


  • Beat the yolks, eggs and sugar in one bowl cPlace the bowl over hot water and whisk until the mixture is warm.
  • Remove from the pot of water and beat in the mixer until it thickens and leaves a ribbon on top of the mixture when the beater is lifted from the mixture.
  • Melt the butter and sift the flour and cocoa together. Pour the butter into the eggs and then add the cocoa/flour mixture.
  • Slowly mix in the egg until combined and combined. Then pour into a mold 22cm cake lined with parchment paper, don’t forget to grease and flour it!
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Place the cake on a cooling rack or plate and let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Then invert the cake onto another rack or plate and remove the pan.
  • While the cake is cooling, melt the chocolate filling and let the cream come to a boil. Pour the cream over the melted chocolate and beat until smooth. Refrigerate until almost done.
  • Cut the cake into three layers and spread the chocolate filling. Then place on a cooling rack or plate.
  • Repeat the process with the chocolate and cream for the coating.
  • Pour over cake and bottom sides until all are covered. Let it sit.
  • Cool the chocolate mixture (ganache) and use it to decorate the cake.

To decorate

  • 453 grams of dark chocolate
  • 453 grams of heavy cream

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