As a confirmed chocoholic, this is my all-time favorite treat. I found the original recipe more than 20 years ago, but have lightened it up quite a bit. Everyone asks for the recipe, and no one suspects that it's lighter than most chocolate cakes. —Carleta Foltz, Sunrise Beach, Missouri
Compared to the original recipe it is modified from, this pared-down dessert has nearly 60% less fat, just half the cholesterol and about a quarter less calories and sodium.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
This moist cake, with two layers of cinnamon-seasoned apples, makes a yummy snack or breakfast treat. "My family loves Jewish Apple Cakes, so this low-fat version became an instant favorite," says Kylene Konosky of Jermyn, Pennsylvania.
I rely on applesauce to keep this crowd-pleasing cake tender and moist. The blend of nuts, cranberries and apples complements the subtle hint of wheat flour for terrific taste.—Martha Pollock, Oregonia, Ohio
My grandmother occasionally brought over this wonderful cake warm from the oven. The spicy apple flavor combined with the sweet cream cheese frosting made this dessert a treasured recipe. Even though I've lightened it up, it's still a family favorite. —Lauris Conrad, Turlock, California
Mom would make this German delicacy and other sweets a day ahead to keep the oven free for the roast goose. Similar to coffee cake, this attractive dessert is filled with sweet fruit and topped with chopped nuts and a drizzle of icing.
White Stone, Virginia