As crumb-wearing fans of McVitie's biscuits, we had to share this little news tidbit about the Royal Wedding dessert menu. Prince William and Kate Middleton announced the flavors of the two cakes they'll be serving at their April 29 wedding.

According to Agence France Presse, they'll have a multi-tiered fruitcake and a McVitie's chocolate biscuit cake. Apparently William was a fan of the biscuits during teatime as a wee lad and asked McVitie's to create it according to a special recipe from the Buckingham Palace kitchens.

McVitie's Hobnobs

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

"It has a couple of secret ingredients we can't tell you about but it will have dark chocolate, to give it a really nice flavour, and use rich tea biscuits that will be broken up," said the firm's head chef. The fruitcake, on the other hand, is being developed by celebrity cakemaker Fiona Cairns, who's also baked for Paul McCartney and Pink Floyd.

We realize this isn't serious eats, but have been on a McVitie's kick recently and wouldn't say not to a slice of biscuit-cake. (Hey, Cakespy, any interest in developing a recipe for us? Pretty sure this has your name all over it.)


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