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Those of us who have March, April and May birthdays have been left to come up with alternative celebrations. Whether you celebrate the occasion on Zoom or you are receiving cards from afar, many of us are spending our birthdays a little different this year.

The COVID-19 outbreak has left us confined to our homes, and while it may not be the most fun way to spend a birthday, it is the safest. So how can we make the most out of these muted celebrations? This royal chef is here to help.

People have already come up with their own ways to make their loved ones’ birthdays special. For example, one parent decided to turn their own garage into a nightclub. This allowed their son to be able to “go out” and enjoy a drink on his 21st birthday. While that’s a great idea for some, others may want something a bit simpler.

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Darren McGrady is the former royal chef and he is offering a helpful tutorial on how to make Queen Elizabeth’s favorite chocolate cake. That’s right! If you follow his tutorial, you’ll be eating like a true Queen! Even without an upcoming birthday celebration, we’ll still be making one of these. How can anyone possibly resist a treat that looks this unbelievably delicious and is fit for royalty?

This recipe has been passed down among various members of the royal family for the past 100 years and was even enjoyed by Queen Victoria in the 1830s-40s. That’s how you know that it is a truly amazing cake. In fact, we cannot take our eyes off the photos. Really, have you ever seen a more decadent cake in your whole life? We haven’t! Best of all, you can drop this cake off to a friend or loved one who is stuck at home on their big day.

If you would like to learn more about this cake and how you can create your own at home, take a moment to watch this royal chef’s video. Thanks to this helpful video, you are able to learn more about each step of the process. If you’re really feeling generous, you could pass this recipe along to chocolate lovers in your life!