Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her birthday on April 21 and when she had to give up certain traditions due to the coronavirus pandemic, her royal pastry chefs were preparing a birthday present for her.
Read on to find out how you can make cupcakes at home like the Queen’s pastry chefs do.
Queen Elizabeth has a sweet tooth
The matriarch of the royal family appreciates her sweets, especially chocolate.
“The queen is a chocoholic,” said chef Darren McGrady, who worked in the kitchen at Buckingham Palace from 1982 to 1993. “She loves chocolate. Anything on the menu that we used to prepare on the palate that contained chocolate, she would approve and it would go to the royal table. “
It is therefore logical that for his birthday, the pastry chefs cook his cupcakes with chocolate. And now they reveal their special recipe that you can also make at home, whether for a birthday or simply a treat that your family will love.
How to make chocolate cupcakes worthy of a royal
The recipe for the chocolate cupcakes, which will serve 15 people, has been shared on the royal’s social media accounts.
To make them at home, you will need the following ingredients (a food scale can be used for measurements):
300 ml milk
50 ml vegetable oil
60g butter (melted and fresh)
5 ml vanilla extract
250g of flour
75 cocoa powder
300g caster sugar
10g baking soda
100g white chocolate chips
For the buttercream
90g dark chocolate
125g caster sugar
Food coloring (optional)
Cake sponge method:
-Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl
– Whisk eggs in a separate bowl with vanilla extract, melted butter, oil, milk and vinegar
– Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, little by little
-Make sure the dough is smooth and lump-free
-Finally add the chocolate chips (the alternatives can be nuts or dried fruit)
-Place the cupcakes on a tray
-Use a metal spoon to divide the mixture equally in the cases
-Bake about 15-18 minutes, remove from the oven once golden
Buttercream frosting method:
-Mix the sugar and the butter until they are light and creamy
-Add melted hot chocolate
– Gently use a teaspoon or a small spatula for frosting to decorate the top of the cupcakes
Why the Queen’s cupcakes are decorated with “EIIR”
When you make these cupcakes at home, you can decorate them as you wish, but those made for the queen are decorated with “EIIR”. Some royal fans have wondered what this really means.
The monarch signs all his official documents “Elizabeth R.” Harper’s Bazaar noted that the “R” after his first name is for “Regina”. If you think her middle name is “Regina”, it’s not. “Regina” actually means “queen” in Latin.
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