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Meghan Markle Bakes an Olive Oil Cake with Lemons from Her Garden in Montecito for a Charity

Jené Liebenberg
Mar 26, 2021
04:20 P.M.

The Duchess of Sussex is making use of the fruit from her garden to bake a lemon olive oil cake for World Central Kitchen in honor of Women's history month.

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Meghan Markle isn't only putting her baking skills to use to make delicious sweet treats for various women and made use of the fresh lemons that come straight out of her own garden.

World Central Kitchen took to Twitter to share a photo of the ladies enjoying the baked goods produced in the Duchess of Sussex's kitchen for them in honor of Women's History Month.

Meghan Markle at the Mountbatten Festival of Music at Royal Albert Hall on March 07, 2020 | Getty Images

Meghan Markle at the Mountbatten Festival of Music at Royal Albert Hall on March 07, 2020 | Getty Images

SWEET KITCHEN SURPRISE

Markle baked the lemon olive oil cake as part of a meal that the Sussex's foundation, Archewell, provides for women in Chicago throughout March to celebrate the special month.

The photo that World Central Kitchen shared on social media shows four women smiling with the deliciously baked cake in front of them, standing on a silver cake stand. They tweeted:

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"Dessert was a lemon olive oil cake baked by The Duchess—with lemons from her garden!"

FRESH PRODUCE

The Duchess of Sussex put a personal touch on the women's meal by using the fresh produce from her home garden in Montecito, California, and added a heartfelt message for those who received the cake.

Prince Harry and his wife signed the personalized message of thanks sent along with the olive oil cake, which contributes toward their effort to acts of compassion through Women's History Month. The letter reads:

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"We hope you enjoy the offering we baked for you — a small token of thanks, from our home to yours."

CHICAGO CONNECTION

Markle shares a special link to the city of Chicago, which makes this compassionate act all the more meaningful to the royal. The former actress was a student enrolled at Northwestern University, which is located close to the city.

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Despite being pregnant with her first son, Archie, at the time, Markle still made an effort to bake for the family located in rural South Wales.

The Duchess studied a double major that included theater and international relations at the well-known university. With her education and baking skills combined, it is definite that the royal can make a big impact.

BANANA BREAD

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The royal is known as an avid baker as she has shared the products of her kitchen before. Markle arrived with home-baked banana bread to share at a picnic with a Dubbo farming family in Australia.

Markle made use of the kitchen in the Australian Governor-General's mansion that they were staying at whilst on their royal tour of Australia to whip her banana bread together to ensure that she did not arrive empty-handed.

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Despite being pregnant with her first son, Archie, at the time, Markle still made an effort to bake for the family located in rural South Wales, taking their hosts by surprise when the royal arrived with baked gifts.

The Duchess of Sussex's baking skills is no secret as she regularly shared her cooking efforts on her blog, The Tig, before shutting it down before Prince Harry asked the big question.

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