We cut fat by 75% and calories by half, but our version of the creamy-coffee-choco classic is still divine.
Sidney Fry, MS, RD
February 05, 2013
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Chances are good that you've had a moment with the fully loaded version of this elegant, espresso-soaked sponge cake dessert, which is enveloped in rich layers of buttery mascarpone and sweetened whipped cream. And if you haven't, well, we suggest you do... by trying our made-over version.
Classic 577calories per serving 42 grams totalfat 23 grams saturatedfat
Makeover 234 calories per serving 10.6 grams total fat 5.2 grams saturated fat
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Lighter Layers Tip #1: Cream Cheese
Mascarpone is a fresh Italian cheese that rivals butter in sat fat. We replace nearly all of it with 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, saving 160 calories and 10g sat fat per serving.
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Lighter Layers Tip #2: Whipped Egg Whites
Sweetened with a touch of sugar, we fold these light and fluffy fat-free whites into our custard and save 7g of sat fat per serving over heavy whipped cream.
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Lighter Layers Tip #3: Kahlúa
We save 23 calories per serving with this full-flavored coffee liqueur. It packs a bittersweet punch that replaces sweet wine and extra sugar in the creamy custard.