William Dickey / Styling: Buffy Hargett / Food Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio
After winning the Southern Living Cook-Off 2005, registered dietitian Sharon Collison came to us with the original, light version of her $100,000 cheesecake. She did a full-fat version for our contest and won. Ironically, the skinnier version (with half the fat and calories) received the same outstanding rating in our Test Kitchens.
Original Version: Chocolate-Coffee Cheesecake With Mocha Sauce
"Our Grand Prize Winner–Lightened" is from the April 2006 issue of Southern Living.