Rich Greek yogurt chocolate zucchini cake with chocolate frosting - both of which are lightened up with Greek yogurt! It's official - we are knee deep in the world of cloth diapering. We started last week after Lars' umbilical cord stump fell off and we were somewhat coming out of the haze that apparently comes with the first two weeks with a newborn. Don't get me wrong - we're still a bit, okay a lot, sleep deprived, but we're finding a routine and getting used to our new normal. So, a'cloth diapering, we go!
What does this have to do with zucchini cake? Not a whole lot. Howevvvver, it kind of brings me to our next topic of the day, which is Target's new Made to Matter products. You see, having a baby really makes me stop and think about the impact of all of my actions on our dear lady Earth and trying to make it a better place for our baby (and his babies). From little things like composting and recycling to bigger things like venturing into cloth diapers, it all adds up and can make a difference.
SO! When I had the opportunity as part of Stonyfield's Clean Plate Club to check out some of Target's Made to Matter brands, which are natural, organic, and sustainable, of course I was on board.
A lot of the brands are those that I already was buying, but I'm especially excited about the Seventh Generation and babyganics products for the little guy. While we are doing cloth diapering for the majority of the time, we love the Seventh Generation disposable diapers for overnight and when we are out and about (which, let's face it, hasn't happened much yet) and also love their wipes.
Other Made to Matter brands I luuuurve? Justin's Nut Butters (maple almond butter is to DIE for!), Annie's (the mac and cheese was a pregnancy staple!), Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day (Honeysuckle FOR LIFE), KIND bars, Angie's Boom Chicka Pop (cannot get enough of their white cheddar popcorn!), Suja Juices, and of course, Stonyfield Yogurt who is a new Made to Matter partner. Stonyfield is even coming out with a new yogurt, exclusive to Target called Stonyfield Organic Super Seeds and Organic Super Grains Greek Yogurt which are packed with things like flaxseed, buckwheat, and quinoa for a protein punch to your day.
Which NOW brings us to this cake. Rich, chocolatey, and filled with veggies and Greek yogurt! You'd never guess from tasting it that there is even a hint of anything healthy in this cake but with 3 cups of zucchini, white whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and Greek yogurt in the cake and the frosting, it's better for ya than your average cake.
If your farmers market is anything like mine, zucchini is everywhere and as green and pretty as can be. So load up your basket and get baking - this cake is the best new way to eat your veggies!
Looking for more zucchini recipes? Check these out:
Zucchini Fritters with Roasted Red Pepper Dipping Sauce
Zucchini Corn and Tomato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Grilled Zucchini and Corn Crostini with Lemon Basil Whipped Ricotta
Greek Spiced Grilled Zucchini with Feta
I am working with Stonyfield and Target's Made to Matter program for this post. I have been compensated for my time commitment to use these products. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
This cake looks absolutely delicious — perfect for this time of year! Here's to delicious dessert and more sleep for you!!
Thanks Lauren! 🙂
Do you squeeze the zucchini in a towel to remove the moisture or use as is?
I just used as is 🙂
This cake looks delicious and I love that it is so healthy! But, I don't usually buy coconut oil. Can I substitute vegetable oil for that? Thanks!
Kelly, I adapted this recipe from one that originally had a combo of butter and vegetable oil instead of coconut oil and vegetable oil, and simply swapped the butter for coconut oil. So I think you would have better luck replacing the coconut oil with butter, and keeping the stated amount of vegetable oil. I hope this helps!
Oh this cake looks so good! Chocolate and zucchini are suchhhh a good pair!
How do you shred the zucchini?
I use a cheese shredder. You could also use a food processor with the shredder attachment. Hope this helps!
Not sure talking about diapers is the best intro to a chocolate cake recipe LOL! 😉
Haha! I didn't even think of that 🙂
Wow! Who would have thought that zucchini in a chocolate cake would even be edible...let alone delicious? Congrats on your bundle of joy and the world of diapering- he is absolutely lovely!
The more vegetables the better! Plus ummm I could probably eat that frosting with a spoon, get in my belly!