This past December I took The Mr. to a fancy shmancy restaurant for his birthday dinner. We had four courses, plus amuse bouches, plus dessert - it was an epic meal. And every course was incredible - it was like each plate was even better than the next. When it was time to choose dessert, I was faced with an impossible decision between all of the unbelivebly delicious-sounding desserts, so I asked our server for a recommendation. "Sticky toffee pudding. Definitely. That's my favorite." I'd never had sticky toffee pudding before, so I trusted his opinion - kind of took a shot in the dark. I love toffee, I like dates, and it came with brown sugar ice cream - what could be bad? And then the dessert arrived. HOLY $%#*. It was by far my favorite dish of the night. It was so amazing, so delicious, so sticky and sweet and gooey - I was actually ANGRY with myself for having missed out on this for the first 30-some years of my life. It was all I could think about for days afterward - that ridiculous dessert. I wanted to try to recreate it at home, but in a healthier way - I'm fully aware that anything with the word "toffee" in it isn't considered a health food. And most recipes I saw called for lots of butter and sugar. And then I came across this sinless sticky toffee pecan pudding from Oh She Glows. Sinless? Toffee? Really? But will it be good? Sinless? I figured it was worth a shot - I had all the ingredients in my house, so I gave it a go. OMG. I had to sit down - I actually took a bite of this and had to sit on the kitchen floor before I just straight-out collapsed in happiness. I'm giving this dessert the official title of My Favorite Dessert of 2012. And I've had some stellar desserts this year - but this one takes the cake, literally. Is it exactly the same as the one I had in the restaurant? Nope. But is it just as good? Yep. It's hard to believe that something with the word "sinless" in the title can be this good, because it really does feel sinful. And no, it's not "healthy", but it's certainly healthier than a conventional dessert loaded with tons of sugar and butter. And while yes, it does serve 8, I ate the majority of this cake within 3 days. By myself. I'm not proud, but I do feel it's worth disclosing since it's another testament to HOW FREAKING GOOD THIS IS.