Chocolate Courgette Cake – Netflix & Snack!

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Now that autumn is in full swing our favourite thing to do is watch Netflix – and what better thing to do than ‘Netflix and Snack’! The children and I get our favourite nibbles and treats and sit and watch our favourite shows and movies on Netflix, all snuggled under a blanket.

This month Netflix challenged us to create our favourite Netflix and Snack treat, inspired by a Netflix show. Aside from baking, one thing the children have loved watching recently is Veg Tales – a cute animation where each character is a vegetable.

It’s actually taught them loads about food and what different vegetables look like and the colours they are available in. With Veg Tales in mind they helped me make a Chocolate Courgette Cake – perfect for indulging in whilst watching Veg Tales on the TV!

Chocolate Courgette Cake - Netflix & Snack!

This chocolate zucchini cake is a really lovely chocolate cake for any occasion – and you can’t even tell it has courgettes in it! What a way to inspire children to eat their vegetables!

It’s covered in a wonderful chocolate ganache and is such a satisfying bake. You can make this as a round cake – as per the recipe – or it works well as a loaf cake in a loaf baking tin too. This isn’t really great for healthy eating but you could maybe think of it as one of your five a day! This is one of our favourite cakes for the whole family to enjoy together.

What equipment do you need for this easy chocolate courgette cake recipe?

You can make this recipe simply with things you already have in your kitchen but here are the things we use in case there’s something you don’t already have:

As you can see, it’s all things you probably have already. We use loaf tin liners to guarantee that bakes come out of the tin easily and they’re great when baking as gifts too.

Here’s our Chocolate Courgette Cake recipe:

Ingredients

  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 175ml oil
  • 375g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 courgettes, grated
  • 50g chopped hazelnuts
Chocolate Courgette Cake - Netflix & Snack!

For the icing

  • 300g dark chocolate
  • 150ml double cream
Chocolate Courgette Cake - Netflix & Snack!

Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 180C/Fan 160C/Gas 4
  • Mix the flour, cocoa powder and mixed spice together in a large bowl.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Line a 24cm cake tin with greaseproof paper and pour in the cake mixture. Bake for around 50 minutes until well risen and browned.
  • Make the icing by melting the chocolate over a pan of boiling water. Add the cream and stir.
  • Leave the icing to cool a little and then pour over the cake. Leave to set at room temperature and serve. You could even enjoy this bake served with a ball of vanilla ice cream!

This was the perfect treat to have whilst snuggling up watching Netflix on a grey autumn afternoon – but you can ‘Netflix and Snack’ at any time of the year!

If you’d like to print or pin the Chocolate Courgette Cake recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Chocolate Courgette Cake

One thing the children have loved watching recently is Veg Tales – a cute animation where each character is a vegetable. It’s actually taught them loads about food and what different vegetables look like and the colours they are available in. With Veg Tales in mind they helped me make a Chocolate Courgette Cake – perfect for indulging in whilst watching Veg Tales on the TV!
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 28 slices
Calories 262kcal

Ingredients

  • 350 g self raising flour
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 175 ml oil
  • 375 g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 courgettes grated
  • 50 g hazelnuts chopped

For the icing

  • 300 g dark chocolate
  • 150 ml double cream

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160C/Gas 4
  • Mix the flour, cocoa powder and mixed spice together.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Line a 24cm cake tin with greaseproof paper and pour in the cake mixture. Bake for around 50 minutes until well risen and browned.
  • Make the icing by melting the chocolate over a pan of boiling water. Add the cream and stir.
  • Leave the icing to cool a little and then pour over the cake. Leave to set and serve. Enjoy!

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Chocolate Courgette Cake

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