Cakes ftw. I've been disappointed by too many half-ass pies with flavorless crust. Plus, I discovered one of the most delicious things in the world called cream cheese pumpkin cupcake. Its the holy trinity of the desert world and I would slay many innocent people for one.
Arv, we are of one mind. The obvious answer truly is Pie. Cake can only last you for so long before it becomes dry and crumbly, whereas pie is so delicious and moist and versatile. You can do so much with a pie, while a cake is so....LIMITING!