Desserts And Mood
Few things in life provide instant gratification and give an immediate mood boost. Desserts triumph on the top of this list without any question since they make people feel genuinely happy. Whether there is a celebration or a heartbreak, the sweet treats help you sweeten the occasion or patch up a broken heart.
According to ScienceDaily, chocolate is the most craved food item, which is not surprising considering the rich taste and velvety flavors. Research also shows that eating chocolate can release endorphins in your brain. Endorphins are the feel-good hormones that trigger happy and positive feelings in your body.
However, if you belong to the 10% of people who do not like chocolate, we have plenty of other desserts on the list below that will instantly brighten up your mood. Read on:
We bet if you go out and start asking people if they love brownies, there will be hardly a few who reply in the negative. Fudgier than cakes, these dense and gooey square treats are a dessert-lovers dream. The best part about brownies is that they come together quickly, perfect for a late-night baking session to satisfy your cravings. You can add some nuts or chocolate chips to the batter to add some layers to the taste. Serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, and drizzle generous amounts of chocolate or caramel syrup for an indulgent dessert.
Lemon Bundt cake
Lemon Bundt cakes are light, moist, and bursting with fresh lemon flavors. The lemon syrup made with powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest further enhances the refreshing taste. They make a great sweet course after springtime lunches or summer barbecues. You can also call them the unsung heroes for people who do not prefer chocolates in their dessert. Inspired by a traditional European cake called Gugelhupf, the Bundt pan gives the cake an excellent distinctive shape.
Red velvet cake
As the name describes it, the cake has a vibrant red color and a velvety texture that makes it uniquely different from other cakes. Red velvet cakes maintain a delicate balance between the vanilla and chocolate flavors, making them irresistible. Moreover, the perfect cake is buttery yet stays moist. While they make the perfect cakes for Valentine’s Day, you can enjoy them all year round. The rich cream cheese frosting offsets the taste of the cake splendidly. If you are making this cake at home, make sure to use the turntable cake decorating technique for flawless-looking frosting.
Chocolate mousse is the ultimate chocolate fix. It is rich and creamy yet somehow light and fluffy, with a decadent taste. The classic chocolate mousse served in fine dining restaurants has an intense chocolate flavor and a beautiful mouthfeel. The reason behind it is the high quality of chocolate and higher chocolate to cream ratio. The recipe often contains no more than five ingredients, but how you handle each ingredient defines the subsequent texture of your mousse.
If you are on a diet, check out the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mousse recipe, which is low carb, low sugar, and Keto friendly.
The classic cheesecake is an ultra-smooth, creamy delicacy paired with a buttery graham cracker crust. Eat it with freshly concocted strawberry or blueberry compote or a drizzle of caramel or melted chocolate, and you will instantaneously feel over the moon.
While the ingredients are nothing fancy, the cake is swoon-worthy and just so delicious. You can go for the satin-like texture of the classic New York cake or a no-hassle no-bake cheesecake. Cheesecakes pair perfectly with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a chilled glass of wine.
Sometimes, though rarely, you need a break from decadent, heavy desserts. Fruit tarts are one of those delicacies that will leave you with a burst of freshness and a hint of tanginess. It comprises a sweet pastry crust and a smooth cream filling, topped with fresh seasonal fruits and berries.
The simple fruit tart is surprisingly easy to prepare and comes out looking like something served at a posh restaurant. But, of course, it is always helpful to have convenient baking and cake decorating equipment to make your desserts look flawless.
The classic Italian dessert needs no introduction. It is a divine treat with layers of coffee-soaked sponge fingers and coffee-flavored mascarpone cheese whipped with sugar and egg, topped with a generous dusting of cocoa powder. Tiramisu aptly means “pick-me-up” in Italian and is the most phenomenal ending to any feast.
It is a relatively new dessert, with most records starting that it was invented in the 1960s in Italy’s Veneto region. However, it did not appear in American restaurants until the 1980s and has taken the world by storm since then. It is one of the most beloved desserts globally, recreated with newer versions of the recipe to suit different flavor profiles.
Baklava is a sweet pudding originating from the Middle East. It is another indulgent dessert with a unique flavor and taste. The traditional baklava consists of layers of paper-thin filo pastry, chopped nuts, butter, and sweet, fragrant syrup with hints of rose or orange blossom. Bake the layers until the pastry is crisp and flaky and then soaked with even more syrup before cutting into smaller pieces. Despite being sweet and rich, it is one of those desserts that you cannot stop eating!
Chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are another recipe that comes together quickly and makes you feel warm and happy. These cookies are a household favorite and a timeless classic. The cookies are a perfect late-night munch and a mid-work snack. They taste amazing whether you eat it in its dough form, freshly baked and warm, or cold and crumbly. They are so comforting that you cannot resist reaching for more, and everyone has a staple recipe that they swear by!
While taste is relative, the best kind of dessert makes you feel good and satisfies your palette. It can be the tanginess of the lemon cake, the buttery goodness of the baklava, or the richness of the chocolate mousse that lifts your spirits. Let us know if you agree with our list of the best desserts and mention the ones you think are missing.