Hello Friends!! What an eventful week it was. Busy busy busy. We launched our baby this Thursday and introduced it at SXSW, Texas. Yeah, baby!! We straight go to https://www.sxsw.com/
So, we have been busy working on this start-up for last one year or so and finally we wrapped things up and launched it. Kudos to the team back in India that gave shape and size to a thought that came from two very eccentric people from here. You know who I meant. 😀
So big reveal, yeah. It’s a social networking app packed with state of the art features to make your socializing – cool and happening and robust. The app is called TheGoodTimeApp and it comes with a tag line called – let’s get social again. So, yes, let’s get social again…,shall we?
Please hop on over to the App store and download the app and take a look? Here are the links:
App Store link – https://itunes.apple.com/…/a…/the-goodtime-app/id1293698740…
Android Link – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
The Web Version – www.goodtime.city
I can’t wait for you guys to use it and come back to me with your thoughts. I mean it.
The culture that I come from, we celebrate every new beginning with something sweet. So here is my celebratory home-baked Chocolate Marble Cake that I baked to celebrate our app’s launch. I miss my partner in crime – Vikram, who is the mastermind behind this whole thing. Right now he is busy talking about the app at SXSW. Those who don’t know what SXSW is, check this out here : https://www.sxsw.com/ It’s THE platform for people who want to take their discoveries or innovations to the very next level.
Coming back to the Chocolate Marble Cake, it came out to be so good, moist and delicious that, I didn’t even get a chance to photograph it with my food photography lens. Everyone was eager to eat. So please bear with the iphone pics. My husband took some with him to Chicago as well. Yes, it was that good. From now onwards, this Chocolate Marble Cake is going to be my celebratory cake.
- 3/4 cup Olive Oil or ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1¾ cups (or 193g) flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup (or 200g) sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup yogurt
- ¼ cup or plus 1 tbsp (or 30g) cocoa powder
- Grease and line a 9x5inch (22x13cm) loaf pan or grease and flour a 20cm bundt pan. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
- Combine together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and set aside.
- In the bowl, beat the oil and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add and beat eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Add vanilla extract . Add the flour mixture, yogurt. Mix well.
- Set aside ⅓ of the batter.
- In a smaller bowl, mix cocoa and ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling water until smooth. Add the reserved ⅓ batter to the cocoa mixture and mix well.
- Spoon vanilla batter into the prepared pan to form the first layer then alternate with a thin layer of chocolate batter. Lightly tap the pan on the counter surface 2-3 times every after addition of a layer. Repeat this process until all batter are used up.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
For the Chocolate Glaze: Melt 1 cup chocolate chips with 2 TBSP olive oil in microwave. Pour it over the cooled cake and let it rest for 30 minutes.
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