Firstly I noticed the image (morguefile.com) and thought to myself.....morgue - well, THIS is when it's probably too late to cook a meal! Seriously though, I've cooked meals at all hours when returning from a trip overseas and "out of it" with jetlag. Meals at 4am are very interesting then. The answer is.....NO time is too late to cook a meal and especially a dessert! Any time is a good time for dessert.
If the mood takes, will rustle up something, but certainly not Dessert!
Minimum would cook is a couple of pancakes, with a hot 'cuppa'. Maximum would be toast, with a topping. Or Jatz with tomato & onion!
Couldn't be bothered with a meal. Don't go to bed on a full stomach, & close to bedtime, try not to do ANYTHING that requires brainwork, or it won't 'switch off' & I'll be awake for the next three hours'!
Never. Other half might arrive home unexpectedly at midnight and need feeding. His ex would just let him starve, I can't, he's a big boy with a big appetite. My mother would turn in her grave if the men weren't fed.