Dessert doesn't always have to be over-the-top decadent. Especially after a long holiday season of packing in the sugary sweets, we appreciate restrained desserts that celebrate their lighter side. That doesn't mean that they aren't delicious, as proved by your recipes for everything from pumpkin packed cupcakes to vegan chocolate mousse. Click through the slideshow above to see all your "light" desserts.
We're feeling a little tropical, so for next week, send in your favorite recipes starring pineapple, whether it's an upside-down cake, a muffin, or even a dessert-worthy fruit salad. Don't forget to shoot us a photo (along with a link to the recipe!) and we'll include it in the next roundup. Be sure to send it in no later than Tuesday, January 15th so we can include it in the Share Your Sweets on January 17th.
If you're new to Share Your Sweets, take a peep at the rules here. A few notes: we can only take one submission per person, so pick your favorite (or the most recent shot) and send it in. Also, Share Your Sweets is just for the folks at home; no pros or companies! If you want to really impress us, crop your photo so it's 610 pixels wide and 458 pixels tall.