The Duchess of Sussex has finally lifted the lid on how she bakes her famous lemon olive oil cake. The recipe will be included in Chef José Andrés' upcoming cookbook, The World Central Kitchen Cookbook: Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope.
Meghan Markle first impressed royal fans with her baking skills back in 2021, when she made the pillowy sponge cake for World Central Kitchen volunteers in Chicago - and the delicious bake has a touching link to her home with Prince Harry. Mehgan wrote at the time, "Sometimes we overlook how much it matters to express thanks and show appreciation. Perhaps we realize now more than ever that fundamental human moments, like enjoying a meal together, fill us up with more than just food (even if that food is delicious!).
"To that point, we hope you enjoy the offering we baked for you—a small token of thanks, from our home to yours. Our hope with this effort is to show that, when we all participate, even the smallest actions can have a ripple effect. Even individual actions can impact the whole of us."
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The mother-of-two's sweet treat is one she has been known to bake with lemons plucked from citrus trees in her home garden. The Sussexes are lucky enough to have 7.38 acres of "calm" and "healing" gardens at the £11million ($14million) Montecito mansion she shares with Prince Harry and their children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, who no doubt love lending a hand with the baking!
Meghan once described herself as a "California girl foodie" on her now-defunct blog, The Tig. It's a passion that has stayed with the former actress, and her children appear to be following suit, particularly three-year-old Prince Archie. Take a look at the adorable moment Archie showed off his budding baking skills in the clip below...
Prince Harry and Meghan's bombshell Netflix documentary allowed fans to catch a glimpse inside the grounds of their palatial mansion for the first time. One photo captures a snap inside the family's beautiful garden with immaculately mowed grass, ornate railings and an outdoor living area with table and cream parasol.
Looking like something out of a fairytale, the exterior of the property is also revealed in all its glory, plastered in climbing ivy. The Duchess of Sussex is a keen baker, and often brings along her treats to various events. Back in 2018, Meghan took her own banana bread for a picnic with a farming family in Dubbo, near Sydney, Australia, whilst on royal tour with her husband.
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