Warm, buttery coffee cake: you just can't beat a good one. And Janice Kuhlmann's recipe for Sour Cream Coffee Cake is just that. With a lovely, tender interior and a slightly crunchy crust, it has a wonderful texture not unlike poundcake. But it's the lemon and almond flavors plus the full cup of walnuts that really take this Newington, Connecticut reader's cake over the top on taste.
Carol Gallagher, a missionary in Paupa, New Guinea asked our Test Kitchen to lighten up this favorite. Cream was replaced with 2% milk, orange marmalade was substituted for three of the original’s egg yolks, and the sugar was reduced. The resulting makeover recipe has half the total fat and 60% less saturated fat.--Taste of Home's Test Kitchen
Using fat-free cream cheese, reduced-fat peanut butter, skim milk and fat-free frozen whipped topping, they trimmed down the fat in this fabulous pie. It is every bit as mouthwatering as the original version.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Our makeover recipe boasts all the delicious decadent flavor of Anita Nickless' original bars but with 38 percent less fat and 75 fewer calories each. Now friends and family in Platte City, Missouri can enjoy them guilt-free! Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
This dessert is so convenient to make ahead of time and keep in the freezer for company. Cake and ice cream make it the best of two worlds! The original recipe's caramel sauce was high in fat and calories. Our Taste of Home Test Kitchen makeover version tastes great—and makes a nice topping for ice cream, too.
I cut 90% of the fat and nearly half the calories from one of my favorite desserts. Try it for yourself! Guests will never suspect the fluffy, layered specialty is on the light side. —Kim Belcher, Kingston Mines, Illinois
By combining Cindy’s efforts with our own, we created a decadent dessert worthy of praises. And with 100 less calories per serving than the original, too! Now that’s something to celebrate at any gathering this year! Cindy Styles — Goldsboro, North Carolina
This lightened-up dessert from the original sent in by Kristi Linton of Bay City, Michigan makes an amazing after-dinner treat. Break out the spoons and make sure you get a bite, because this is one dessert that won't be around for long!
We skimmed the calories and fat from a traditional fruit pizza to create this gorgeous, refreshing treat. It’s delightful as a dessert, and it also steals the show at parties and potluck brunches. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen