I like restaurants that have those cheesey revolving cake/pie display cases in the lobby. If they are well stocked with fresh stuff, we usually buy desert. (example, Post Office Pub in Grafton , Mass). If the case is filled with cakes that are covered with saran wrap that is held up off the cake with toothpicks, we usually do not. As bcory says, most restaurant cake is stale.
Yes, that is what those Greek/American Places have, that I mention in the previous post!