Camilla Parker Bowles Just Shared Her Special Recipe for Victoria Sponge Cake on Instagram

Recently, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have been giving us some rare peeks into their home. In the past few weeks, the royal couple have offered followers glimpses of the Garden Room, where the couple lounges and welcomes visitors, as well as the Morning Room, where they host receptions and special guests.

Now, these royals are sharing another slice of their life, but this time it's coming from the kitchen. Instead of a house tour, the Duchess of Cornwall is revealing the recipe for her special Victoria Sponge cake.

“In celebration of the return of @poetry_together tea parties this year, The Duchess has shared her recipe for a Victoria Sponge for young and old(er!) alike to enjoy after reciting a poem by heart together,” they wrote on the Clarence House Instagram account. In the slideshow below, they posted a pic of the duchess holding her delicacy, followed by three slides that give instructions on the ingredients needed and the method for constructing the yummy dessert.

The rest of the caption explained the Poetry Together sessions that are supported by the royal. They said, “Launched by @gylesbrandreth in 2019, the Poetry Together initiative aims to unite people of all ages through the power of poetry - and not forgetting plenty of tea and cake!”

They continued, “After signing up, schools will be linked with their local care homes, allowing pupils and care home residents to come together to recite poetry together. This year’s events will be particularly special as schoolchildren and the elderly will be able to convene in person once again following last year’s event being forced online due to the pandemic. Follow the link in our bio to sign up and test out HRH’s recipe for yourself!”

While Bowles dedicates much of her time to philanthropy and community initiatives, the delicious-looking cake in the first photo makes it seem that she has spent much of her time mastering baking as well.

Many were excited to try their hand at the recipe, like one user who said, “I wanna make that!!” Another wrote, “My favourite of all cakes. I grew up on it. Nothing can top it.”

We can't wait to try this recipe for ourselves.

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