It is called the “Queens favorite” cake and generally consists of dried or fresh fruit cake, fresh or frozen blueberries, chocolate ganache, and cream cheese icing. The name Queen’s favorite cake was adopted in 1980 by American pastry chef, Edith Head. She based the cake on the one the royal couple was served at their famous reception in the Waldorf-Astoria. The cake was designed with a mix of different types of flavors, as well as fruit. This particular cake recipe is often served to celebrate the birthdays of celebrities.
When making this cake, it’s important to use enough batter to make sure that the cake doesn’t shrink. If you add too much batter, the cake will become too heavy and collapse. Using a 9 inch round cake pan will give you plenty of room to work. You can decorate the cake as you like but if you wish to add more of anything to it like cream or sugar to create a nice and fluffy layer then you can. You can melt chocolate ganache and drizzle it over the cake or put a scoop of ice cream on top of the cake before you line the bottom of the pan with chocolate chips or drizzled chocolate. It is a very easy and inexpensive way to add something special to any cake.
In a large bowl, you will first need to beat the egg and sugar together. Once combined, break up the yolks into several pieces. Next, you will want to add all the dry ingredients, beginning with about four tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa butter. Stir constantly while beating to keep from breaking the yolks into large chunks. Once combined, you will want to beat the butter mixture until it begins to resemble whipped cream.
Now it’s time to line the bottom of your prepared biscuit cake with dry ingredients. You will have a mixture of brown sugar, flour, and butter. This is how the recipe will call for, but feel free to customize it a bit in order to make it easier. Roll the mixture into large ball shapes and place them onto the lined side of the baking sheet.
Baking the biscuits is not too difficult, especially if you have the time. If you are in a hurry however, you can go ahead and skip the waiting and beat the butter and sugar together until they are completely smooth. Once you have finished beating the butter and the sugar, turn off the oven and set aside. The baking time for this cake should only take about 10 minutes, which is perfect for someone who is running on a busy schedule.
The next step is to beat the cream and milk until it begins to form a paste. Gather all of the ingredients together and then mix them thoroughly. Once you have combined the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, you will be ready to beat the cream and milk again. Once you have beaten the creams and the milk, it will be time to add the wet ingredients to the dry. Don’t forget to add the eggs as well.
Once the creams and the milk mixture has been incorporated into the batter, it is time to beat the electric mixer until it begins to foam. Once it has reached this stage, it is time to drop in the melted chocolate chips. You should not stir the batter very much while you are beating it so that the chips do not melt into a ball of fat. When the chocolate chips are dropped into the batter, it will begin to spread out and create a smooth surface. Then, you will want to fold the batter over so that the chocolate chips are the furthest away from the center of the cake.
Once you have finished the first layer of the cake, it will be time to frost it. To add the frosting, start off by lining a cake pan with three quarters of a cup of milk chocolate and then use a spatula to gently dip it into the dark chocolate mix. You will want to allow the chocolate to coat all sides of the pan, then turn it over and smooth the top. When this is done, you can then run a toothpick through the center of the cake. Once you frost the cake, you can enjoy it cold or at room temperature, depending on your personal preference.