This recipe is the second one from the JC100, Julia Child’s challenge that we take up here at Tropical Foodies since, you guessed right, it contains chocolate. Now, the name of the dish itself is an adventure. The Queen of Sheba was mentioned in the Bible, the Koran and the Ethiopian Kabra Nagast (Sheba was a rich kingdom that prospered through trade with Jerusalem and the Roman Empire, and spanned modern day Ethiopia and Yemen). The Queen is said to have visited Jerusalem with gold to give to King Solomon and some stories tell of a son she had with him. Why is the cake named that way? Some say it is because of the queen’s skin color, which resembled chocolate, others simply that it is a cake fit for a queen. Both explanations, unsatisfactory from a point of view of finding the true origins of the name, do give it an air of romantic mystery that I simply love. And to top that, the cake truly is divine.