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Healthy Cooking Desserts

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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
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Makeover Two-Tone Spice Cake

Makeover Two-Tone Spice Cake

Makeover Two-Tone Spice Cake

This is a delicious and decadent cake with half the fat and a third less calories than the over-the-top original. —Michele Wedige, Shullsburg, Wisconsin

Warm Chocolate Cakes

Warm Chocolate Cakes

Warm Chocolate Cakes

Laura Merkle of Dover, Delaware shares these oh-so-decedent cakes that are sure to receive praises. Our testing panel decided on just one word to describe these fudgy treats: “awesome.”

Crunchy Topped Chocolate Cake

Crunchy Topped Chocolate Cake

Crunchy Topped Chocolate Cake

This cake perfectly caps off this dinner without anyone guessing it's lighter than most desserts. Broiling the topping of oats, coconut and nuts creates a crispy texture that nicely complements the tender cake.—Michelle Bishop, Peru, Indiana
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Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

"I was so tired of eating plain angel food cake and fruit for dessert that I decided to combine the two with a little whipped topping—the result is this scrumptious and refreshing torte," says Hettie Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida. "It tastes as good as it looks!"

Berry Smoothie Pops

Berry Smoothie Pops

Berry Smoothie Pops

Three types of good-for-you berries make these pops bright and tasty. —Lisa Roman, Honolulu, Hawaii

Zesty Lemon Granita

Zesty Lemon Granita

Zesty Lemon Granita

A light dessert with a refreshing, icy texture, one taste tester dubbed this “the most lemony thing I’ve ever eaten”! Sonya Labbe - Santa Monica, California

Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

As a busy lawyer, I can't take my sweet time making ice cream treats. So my girl-friend and I came up with this one. The recipe cuts down of fat but not on flavor. I usually keep a bunch in the freezer. —Tony Kern of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Raspberry-Filled Meringue Torte

Raspberry-Filled Meringue Torte

Raspberry-Filled Meringue Torte

My family always asks for this impressive sweet during the holidays. I've relied on this light meringue recipe for as long as I can remember—it's a surefire success each and every time I serve it. —Rosemarie Cook of Haliburton, Ontario

Spiced Sweet Potato Pie

Spiced Sweet Potato Pie

Spiced Sweet Potato Pie

“I wanted to create a lightened version of this classic pie, so I cut back on the sugar and added vanilla and bourbon to increase flavor without adding fat.” Diana Rios - Lytle, Texas

Baked Apple Surprise

Baked Apple Surprise

Baked Apple Surprise

This sweet-savory recipe is a favorite. Use Brie instead of blue cheese if you like things creamier. My tip? Bake the apples in a muffin tin so they won’t roll around. —Jessica Levinson, South Nyack, New York

Frozen Yogurt Cookie Dessert

Frozen Yogurt Cookie Dessert

Frozen Yogurt Cookie Dessert

"We often prepare this yummy dessert for company," Ellen Thompson shares from Springfield, Ohio. Just five ingredients are all that's needed for the creamy, chocolate- and peanut-flavored sensation. And best of all? "It's easy to take just the portion you want and freeze the rest for later," suggests Ellen.
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