'low-fat' on Serious Eats

Mixed Review: Duncan Hines Angel Food Cake

Store-bought angel food cakes are much more convenient but severely lacking in flavor. Too often they are cloyingly sweet, sticky, and quick to go stale. The solution? Angel food cake mixes, which deliver straight-from-the-oven flavor with a minimum amount of elbow grease. More

Low-Fat Brownies: Applesauce vs. Yogurt

Yes, they look awfully similar but which one makes the fudgiest brownies? After gorging on holiday desserts, it isn't hard to make a New Year's resolution to eat more healthfully and drop a few pounds. Sticking to it, however, is another story. The long, freezing winter ahead can look pretty bleak if it doesn't include steaming mugs of cocoa and cookies warm from the oven. That's why this month I'll be reviewing low-fat mixes and baking techniques. Here at Serious Eats, we believe there is room in every diet for dessert! When you're cutting calories, it's difficult not to fantasize about the foods you "can't" have—especially ones that involve chocolate. But it is possible to have your brownies and... More

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