Meghan Markle takes after Kate Middleton for a cause close to her heart - and the Wales kids would approve

The Duchess of Sussexes 'famous' recipe is set to appear in a chef's non-profit cook book

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Meghan Markle is taking after Kate Middleton with her tasty treats for a cause that is close to her heart - and the Wales kids would approve.


Meghan Markle is taking after Kate Middleton with her tasty bakes after her 'famous' Lemon Oil Cake recipe was chosen to be included in a chef's new cookbook.

The Duchess of Sussex has a recipe that her nephews and niece, Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, three, would approve of and its so good that her signature cake recipe is going to be included on chef José Andrés’s newest cookbook.

It's no secret that the Wales kids have previously enjoyed baking with their mother Kate Middleton at home and for various charities and now the Princess of Wales' sister-in-law Meghan appears to be taking after Kate with her tasty treats.

Penguin Random House announced this week that the Spanish chef is releasing his first book on behalf of nonprofit World Central Kitchen. Titled, The World Central Kitchen Cookbook: Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope, the non-fiction book is due to be released in September 2023 and can be pre-ordered. 

The book release notes that it will feature recipes from some famous faces, including the Duchess of Sussex’s recipe for her Lemon Oil Cake.

And the Archewell Foundation, run by Prince Harry and Meghan shared the news with their fans online to celebrate the milestone achievement and praise the other contributors of the book.

The World central Kitchen Cookbook: Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope - £25.82 / $35 | Amazon

The World central Kitchen Cookbook: Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope - £25.82 / $35 | Amazon

A captivating collection of stories and recipes from renowned chefs, local cooks, and celebrity friends of José Andrés’s beloved nonprofit World Central Kitchen (WCK), which feeds communities impacted by natural disasters and humanitarian crises; with a foreword from Stephen Colbert.

Famous WCK supporters have shared recipes too, like Breakfast Tacos from Michelle Obama and a Lemon Olive Oil Cake from Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex. Other contributors include Marcus Samuelsson, Ayesha Curry, Reem Assil, Brooke Williamson, Emeril Lagasse, Tyler Florence, Guy Fieri, Sanjeev Kapoor, and Eric Adjepong.

But it's not the first time Meghan has baked her Lemon Oil cake with World Central Kitchen - as back in March 2021 she partnered with the non-profit organisation to send her lemon cake to a group of women who have helped provide meals to communities in Chicago amid the pandemic.

And no doubt Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, who were recently given new titles, have been treated to sampling some of their mother's bakes too.

The World Central Kitchen is known for providing meals to communities after they’ve faced a crisis.

And the special ingredient that makes Meghan's cake so unique is that it is made with lemons from the garden at her home in Montecito.

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A note written with Meghan's first cake bake delivery at the time read, “Sometimes we overlook how much it matters to express thanks and show appreciation. Perhaps we realise now more than ever that fundamental human moments, like enjoying a meal together, fill us up with more than just food (even if that food is delicious!)”

“To that point, we hope you enjoy the offering we baked for you - a small token of thanks, from our home to yours. Our hope with this effort is to show that, when we all participate, even the smallest actions can have a ripple effect. Even individual actions can impact the whole of us.”

And fans have praised the Duchess for sharing her cake recipe to help others.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)