This Is Kate Middleton's Favorite Dessert

If someone regularly steps out in public wearing jaw-dropping gowns and dresses for years, like the Duchess of Cambridge does, you'd probably guess that she is careful with what she eats and isn't inclined to touch desserts of any kind with a bargepole. But if we were to say Kate Middleton has sworn off sweet treats altogether, it appears that we'd be very wrong. 

Rody Warot tells People that the Middleton family used to go to his pub, the Old Boot Inn in Berkshire, England, on a regular basis and that she had her go-to dishes. The chef divulged that her favorites were "pate on toasted brioche or the roast figs on parma ham with spicy apple chutney, followed by the tiger prawn and wild mushroom linguine." But Middleton would have dessert too, and her sweet of choice was a sticky toffee pudding, which Warot describes as "moist and spongy."

A classic British dessert

Every English chef worth his or her salt will have their own go-to version of this classic dessert, which features a cake studded with bits of pitted date, sweetened with two types of sugar. Nigella Lawson uses brown muscovado and black treacle or a type of molasses (via BBC), and Mary Berry's version leaves out the dates but uses the same sugar mix (via All Kitchen Colours). But both are blanketed in a decadent dark toffee sauce.

While it might be tempting to dive into the pudding as soon as it has come out of the oven or, in Berry's case, emerged from a water bath, Lawson recommends giving the dessert a waiting time of half an hour before pouring the toffee sauce on top. Lawson notes that the dessert can also be eaten cold, but will have a slightly different texture and flavor as a result. And Middleton isn't the only royal who is known to enjoy dessert from time to time, former royal chef Darren McGrady reveals the Queen and Prince William, are partial to chocolate biscuit cake — a simple, chocolatey pastry which isn't baked but refrigerated before it is served (via The Royal Chef).