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.
"We love strawberries and chocolate at our house, so I developed this fudgy, fruity torte out of two others we’ve enjoyed in the past. Fresh raspberries, along with raspberry cream cheese and yogurt make tasty substitutes in this delightful, impressive dessert," says Pat Stewart from Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
“My mom used to make a recipe like this when I was younger. I decided to make some healthy changes, and this version is as good, if not better than the original. Being a dietitian, I love to come up with ways to lighten up recipes. I would bake all the time if I could!” Jackie Termont - Elkhart, Indiana
The best part about dessert from the slow cooker is that when dinner’s done, a hot treat is ready to serve. In this case, a chocolaty, gooey, minty treat you can’t get enough of! —Terri McKitrick, Delafield, Wisconsin
I teach in a school with 3-4 teachers per grade. I bake this cake in small springform pans so that each group can grab a cake before school and divide it among themselves later. Sometimes I slice the cakes into 3 or 4 slices and fill one layer with strawberry preserves or cherry pie filling.—Carleen Johns, Brownwood, Missouri
My special treat is similar to the popular cake pops—but without the stick! They're guaranteed to calm any chocolate craving and jazz up holiday goodie trays all at the same time. Best of all, no one will guess how easy they are to make! —Lynn Davis, Moreno Valley, California
The perfect accompaniment to a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, my Molten Chocolate Cakes feature my signature mint sauce. Ice cream, chocolate cake and mint fudge sauce—it's the triple threat of desserts. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas