Chocolate Courgette Cake – Netflix & Snack!

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. 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!

Chocolate Courgette Cake


  • 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!


  • 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!

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!

Chocolate Courgette Cake - Netflix & Snack!

Disclosure: I am working with Netflix as a member of their Stream Team however all opinions are my own.



  1. October 19, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Oh my, this cake looks lovely. Courgettes are amazing in chocolate cakes. I would have thought this was weird 10 years or so ago, but I’m converted to veggie cakes!

    • October 19, 2016 / 11:00 pm

      It’s the first one I’ve made other than carrot cake! Might try a beetroot one next! x

  2. October 19, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    Oh my, this looks scrummy! I also have a number of courgettes in the fridge. Hmmmm.

  3. October 20, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    This looks amazing! I would never think to add courgette to a chocolate cake, totally doing this with the girls. Love a bit of sneaky veg! x

  4. October 20, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Oh, I LOVE courgette cake! We had a real glut of courgettes when I was growing them years ago and ended up making cake just for a bit of variety. Our recipe was similar to a carrot cake though so I’d love to try the chocolate version!

  5. October 20, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    This sounds amazing Donna ???? Also a big Netflix fan these days. I love that it’s available whenever you want to watch something, unlike regular TV ????????

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