Chocolate Courgette Cake – Netflix & Snack!

Disclosure: This post is written as part of our role in the Netflix Stream Team however all opinions are my own.

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!

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 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!

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 1 cake

Ingredients

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

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!
  • 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: This post is written as part of our role in the Netflix Stream Team however all opinions are my own.

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6 Comments

  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!
    Nat.x

  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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