Mary Jo Kopecky of Madison, Wisconsin sent us her recipe for a wonderful fudge torte. "It's so rich and fudgy, but is loaded with saturated fat." The makeover fudge cake is moist, dense and oh-so-chocolaty...and has half the calories and saturated fat of the original.
"This sweet cake, with its thick frosting and rich chocolate layer, is a big hit at office potlucks," writes Denise VonStein of Shiloh, Ohio. "I have one co-worker who tells everyone it's awful so he can have it all to himself!"
When my four children were growing up, this was a frequent birthday treat. Now, my grandchildren request it. (I am the grandmother of three and great-grandmother of one.) It also could be served at a tea or at a card party.
-Phyllis Rank, Wapato, Washington
You'll love the banana flavor throughout this moist, fudgy cake and fluffy frosting from Jan Gregory of Bethel, Ohio. "This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law. It's a favorite at family gatherings," Jan reports.
Mother would make this rich, fudgy dessert more than any other because it was my father's favorite. My husband, two children and I also love to eat the cake warm with ice cream. I work at our local post office and like helping at our kids' school.
I've made this cake so many times that I hardly have to look at the recipe anymore! It's my family's favorite chocolate recipe, but now that our children are grown, I often divide the cake into smaller baking pans and freeze one to enjoy later.