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Baking I Chocolate & Coffee Cake with Coupons from Couponzguru

Ordering online has just made our lives so much easier.  You don’t have to travel all over the city to ebb that craving when hunger strikes. Sites such as Foodpanda, Justeat and Dominos are there to do just that.

The thing about Delhi is that the city has a lot to offer when it comes to e-commerce sites. Take for example Singapore-based Foodpanda. Established in March 2012, they saw so much success that by the end of the year they had expanded to 16 countries. And by the end of 2013, they’d added another 50 countries.

What worked for them was allowing the customers to place hassle free orders and thereby improve their buying experience.  Plus with a range of payment options including cash on delivery ensures that the buyers didn’t felt let down. And the real time delivery option just made it a win-win. Which is why Couponzguru is offering a deal with 50 percent discount for selected restaurants.

Another example is that of TastyKhana that came into being in 2007. One of India’s first food delivery portal it had partnered with around 9,000 restaurants across India until Foodpanda acquired it last year.

But it was Justeat is another food delivery portal that revolutionized the online food delivery in India.  Between the standard food delivery portal features such as different payment options,  order tracking system and guest login, it has a great customer support process as well.  What was widely appreciated though was the option to place orders in bulk and in advance. Plus is the restaurant hadn’t started processing the order, this could be easily cancelled. For Justeat, there is a voucher available on Couponzguru that'll give you a 25 percent discount on all orders.

Personally I am a big fan of ordering online since it saves me a lot of trouble, but when it comes to baking, I'd much rather do it myself.

This chocolate and coffee cake is something that got made only because I had a whole lots of coffee leftover and didn't have the heart to throw it since it was from quite an expensive bean, but I believe that just made for a fab cake.

The cake is pretty straightforward. As is the ganache. It's the wait that is nearly impossible. And if you have left over cake, make a milkshake with a bit of vanilla ice cream and ice cold milk and a nice chunky slice of this cake. You'll thank me. You'll really thank me.

Chocolate & Coffee Cake with Espresso Ganache
Adapted from My Baking Addiction
Serves 8

For the cakemail
1 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup + 2 tblsp  cocoa powder  
1teaspoon baking soda
½  teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vinegar
3/4 cup strong black coffee
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the ganache
100 ml cream
50 ml coffee
100 dark chocolate 

1. In a small bowl measure out all the dry ingredients - flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
2. In a large bowl measure out the milk and vinegar, let it sit for five minutes before proceeding.
3. Once the milk has curdled add the egg, coffee, vegetable oil, vanilla to it. Mix well.
4. Add all the dry ingredients to it and stir until combined.
5.Pour into a greased 8 inch tin and bake for 40 minutes at 190 degree centigrade.
6. Cool and cut into half. 
7. Meanwhile make the ganache by heating the cream and the coffee together and pouring over the chocolate. Stir well and let it cool until frosting consistency.
8. Once the cake is cool and the ganache thickened, frost the cake as you'd like.
9. Let it sit for an hour in the refrigerator before serving.

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  1. Luks yummy..i loved the colour.which chocolate have you used?