Desserts etc.com

layered chocolate cake
layered chocolate cake
moist chocolate cake ( really good)
moist chocolate cake ( really good)
moist chocolate
moist chocolate
chocolate cake
chocolate cake
choc-chip-topped banana cake
choc-chip-topped banana cake
butter-covered chocolate cake
butter-covered chocolate cake
pecan-topped cake
pecan-topped cake
yummy strawberry cake
yummy strawberry cake
mango bravo ( conti's)
mango bravo ( conti's)
strawberry cake
strawberry cake
beautifully decorated mango cake
beautifully decorated mango cake
The famous "bibingka" ( rice cake)
The famous "bibingka" ( rice cake)
Halo-halo ( mixed of cooked fruits like banana, sweet potato, ube, leche flan, beans, brown beans, coconut gel, pinipig with crushed ice, milk and sugar syrup
Halo-halo ( mixed of cooked fruits like banana, sweet potato, ube, leche flan, beans, brown beans, coconut gel, pinipig with crushed ice, milk and sugar syrup
"turon" (ala mode)
"turon" (ala mode)
puto-bumbong
puto-bumbong

Cakes, pancakes, ice cream, etc

"What you resist, persists!" -- I guess this is so true when one is faced with desserts that look and taste so good, that it becomes impossible not to feast on it.

A lot of my friends would give up their main meal, just to leave room for dessert. While I am not a "dessert-dessert" person, still I have a penchant for the "sweet things" in life.

Judging from the photo collection of desserts here, chocolate cakes come first in my list. It blends so well with a cup of hot coffee or tea, and is best taken after a (light) meal.

Cheese cakes come next, then a chocolate chip banana cake would be an easy pick.

The thing I like about having cake as dessert is that, when you take it with tea or coffee, you end up not eating a lot, because coffee makes you feel full. Unlike when you decide on eating ice cream, it normally takes a full scoop for you to be fully satisfied.

I also have affinity or big liking for native ( Filipino) desserts such as "turon" or "bibingka" or lechen flan and "halayang ube." These were the traditional desserts served by my mother when I was growing up, hence, the fondness for these still haunts my appetite once in a while.

It is good to remember, though, that sugar-free desserts nowadays are very good in taste. Less in sugar, sugar-free cakes and ice cream ( using splenda instead of sugar) can be taken in bigger servings than the usual.

For the more health conscious people, there is always sorbet to enjoy--just for the taste of it.

Given the choice amongst desserts that win your eyes with glorious presentation & a promise of hearwarming sweetness & satisfaction, I would definitely go for : (1) taste (2) calories (3) appearance/presentation (4) form ( ice cream or cake, hot or cold ) (5) affordability

It sometimes makes sense to filter these things so as not to swallow in a lot of calories for a mediocre-tasting dessert that is not even worth it. :)

So at the end of a tiring or even depressing day, who says life can't be sweet?



















 

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lilibees 5 years ago

Wow, They do look wonderful!


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Cellebrate! 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines Author

lilibees, they taste as wonderful as they look! :) thanks for the feedback.


aclose 5 years ago

Now I want a piece of cake!


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Cellebrate! 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines Author

aclose, you can have your cake and eat it, too!

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