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When you’re the world’s longest-reigning monarch, you get to eat what you want, when you want. We now know that what Queen Elizabeth II wants is cake — specifically chocolate biscuit cake, according to her former personal chef Darren McGrady.
McGrady, who cooked for Queen Elizabeth II for eleven years, recently revealed her favorite food to the site RecipesPlus, along with other tidbits about the monarch’s eating habits. Typically, she “eats very small portions” of grilled fish, chicken, vegetables, salad, and fresh fruit throughout the day — she’s 90, she must be doing something right — but she saves room for dessert. McGrady reports that a selection of cakes are regularly prepared for Queen Elizabeth II; after she takes a restrained slice, the staff is free to enjoy the leftovers. This arrangement works for all kinds of desserts, except chocolate biscuit cake, which McGrady has to keep a close eye on. “The Chocolate Biscuit Cake is the only cake that goes back again and again and again every day until it’s all gone,” says McGrady. “She’ll take a small slice every day until eventually there is only one tiny piece, but you have to send that up, she wants to finish the whole of that cake.” He also adds that should a slice go mysteriously missing, QEII would notice.