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!
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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.