Makeover Rum Cake has a shiny glaze, and only about half the calories and cholesterol as the original version. But it’s still moist, tender and as good with coffee in the morning as it is after a special meal. Now that’s definitely something worth celebrating. —Catharine Seman, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“My father is French, and I have a lot of family recipes that involve croissants. Any way to make this one healthier?” Our test kitchen transformed one of Sonya’s best-loved recipes into a delectable, slimmed-down version without giving up the croissants she loves. —Sonya Labbe, Santa Monica, California
This recipe has been passed down through the generations. I remember my mother making this every Christmas, and it just wouldn’t be Christmas in our home without it. But it’s in dire need of a makeover. —Judy Grebetz, Racine, Wisconsin
A chocolaty rich, smooth and creamy dream of a makeover that mimics Cindy Evanoff’s original recipe in everything but calories, fat and cholesterol! Even our Test Panel had a hard time believing this fantastic makeover with nearly 200 fewer calories and half the fat and saturated fat wasn’t the original recipe. Cindy can be proud to serve this lightened up version of her family favorite to friends in Louisville, Ohio.
Christmas wouldn't be the same for Diana Osborn and her family in Wichita, Kansas without this traditional treat. Our Test Kitchen cut the fat and calories so she could keep her family's luscious tradition.
The original version of this unbelievably over-the-top truffle dessert tastes like it took all day to make! But after our makeover, it can be made with just 30 minutes of hands-on work, so you can focus on other things during this busy season.