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?