Former royal chef reveals the one thing the Queen never travels without

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A former royal chef has let slip that Queen Elizabeth has one very important item that she'll never be caught travelling without.

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Darren McGrady, who cooked for the royal family for 15 years, revealed that the Queen’s preferred snack is a chocolate biscuit cake, which she likes to keep close at hand at all times.

According to the chef, the Queen is so fond of the cake, that she requests a senior chef to “accompany the dessert on the train” when she is travelling on official duties.

The cake is regularly made at her home in Buckingham Palace, and Her Majesty enjoys a slice every day, according to McGrady.

“Now the chocolate biscuit cake is the only cake that goes back again and again and again every day until it's all gone,” McGrady said.

“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.”

And it isn’t just the Queen who’s a fan. The cake is also a firm favourite of Prince William, who reportedly had the cake recreated at his wedding to Kate Middleton.

Former royal chef Carolyn Robb revealed that she used to make the indulgent pudding for William and his brother Harry when they were just children.

Speaking to You Magazine Robb said: 'It was a firm favourite in the royal nursery; so much so that, many years later, Prince William chose to have chocolate biscuit cake at his wedding for the groom’s cake.”

Now, how do we get our hands on the recipe?

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