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Prince William's sweet childhood memories at Balmoral with the Queen revealed

Prince William loves chocolate cake just as much as the Queen!

Grace Lindsay

Former royal chef Darren McGrady recently revealed the sweet childhood memories he shared with Prince William during his time at Balmoral Castle, including the Duke of Cambridge's shared love with his grandmother the Queen.

William had a sweet tooth just like her Majesty, and the pair both shared the same passion for chocolate biscuit cake.

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Speaking during a recent video on his popular YouTube channel, Darren discussed William and Kate's tenth wedding anniversary, and asked himself where the time had gone since he knew William as a young boy.

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He said: "I still remember Princess Diana bringing William down to the kitchens of Balmoral Castle just before he was going riding on his little Shetland pony, Smokey. He'd have a glass of orange juice and a piece of chocolate cake…where did that time go?"

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Darren continued: "William loved chocolate as much as his granny, The Queen loved the chocolate biscuit cake, so it was no surprise to me that he chose the chocolate biscuit cake as his groom's cake when he got married. We even had to share the recipe with the Prince of Wales' chefs at Highgrove so they could make it for him there too.

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Prince William had a little Shetland pony called Smokey

"The Queen has been eating chocolate biscuit cake for years, and it’s a favourite one out of all the cakes. She has a large cake for afternoon tea everyday whether it’s a lemon cake, a fruit cake, a ginger cake, a jam and cream sponge, and she'll take a little slice out and then it goes down to the kitchen and cut up into slices and sent into the staff dining room so it's not wasted."

On Darren's website, theroyalchef.com, he reveals that the 'rich dark chocolate cake has a lovely crunchy texture thanks to the addition of classic English cookies called Rich tea biscuits'. The cake is finished off with a layer of chocolate frosting.

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The chocolate biscuit cake looks delicious

If you're wanting to take tea like Her Majesty and recreate this yummy recipe, you can check it out here. It is so simple and delicious, so why not give it a go and treat yourself like royalty for the day?

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