top 9 recipes on hummingbird high in 2022

Readers’ Favorite Recipes From 2022

The following recipes are YOUR favorites from the year—that is, the most viewed recipes from the ones I made this year.

Photo of chocoflan bundt cake on a white plate.

Chocoflan Recipe

(4.91 stars) 30 reviews
This chocoflan recipe makes a bundt cake made of two distinct layers: dulce de leche flan and moist buttermilk chocolate cake. The recipe also uses a unique technique of filling the bundt pan. During the baking process, the two layers swap places!
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photo of pink sheet cake with hand holding up a slice of cake

Guava Chiffon Cake with Guava Cream Cheese Frosting

(4.92 stars) 12 reviews
This guava cake recipe makes a vibrant pink sheet chiffon cake with lots of Hawaiian flavor thanks to guava in the cake and whipped frosting!
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photo of a person showing off an unbaked pie crust

15-Minute Stand Mixer Pie Crust Recipe

(5 stars) 32 reviews
This all butter pie crust recipe makes a buttery, flaky, and crispy 9-inch double pie crust using a stand mixer! Learn how to make pie crust with this easy, foolproof technique in this post complete with a video, detailed photos, tips and tricks, and FAQs.
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Although the previous list shows the most popular recipes I developed in 2022, plenty of older Hummingbird High recipes that I developed and published in previous years remained popular as well. Here were the top three most popular recipes on the site overall:

snickerdoodle recipe without cream of tartar

Snickerdoodle Recipe Without Cream of Tartar

(4.95 stars) 192 reviews
This snickerdoodle recipe makes snickerdoodles that are soft and chewy in the middle, yet crispy and lightly puffed around the edges. The best part? Unlike most traditional snickerdoodle recipes, this recipe does NOT use cream of tartar. The recipe uses baking powder instead! As a result, it's likely that you already have all the ingredients you need to make these cookies at home!
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ube crinkle cookies

Ube Crinkle Cookies Recipe

(4.94 stars) 212 reviews
Ube crinkle cookies are a beautiful, Filipino-American twist on the classic crinkle cookie! Ube is a purple yam frequently used in Southeast Asian desserts. It is naturally purple in color, with a subtle flavor that tastes like both pistachio and vanilla. These ube crinkle cookies get their vibrant color and flavor from both ube halaya jam and ube extract!
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lavender earl grey cookies

Lavender Earl Grey Cookies Recipe

(4.91 stars) 191 reviews
These lavender Earl Grey cookies are chewy, buttery sugar cookies infused with the floral flavors of both Earl Grey tea and dried lavender petals. The recipe is from my friend Amy Ho's new book, Blooms and Baking!
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Your Favorites On Instagram

These were the most liked recipes on @hummingbirdhigh, with some of the Reels reaching over 1 MILLION views. Wild!

photo of hand pouring a jar of vanilla sweet cream cold foam over a glass of iced coffee

Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Recipe

(5 stars) 21 reviews
This vanilla sweet cream cold foam recipe is a copycat version of Starbucks' popular topping! The recipe makes a single serve portion perfect for one coffee.
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Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

(5 stars) 14 reviews
This chocolate chess pie recipe has both chocolate and cocoa powder, resulting in a gooey, brownie-like filling baked in an all-butter pie crust.
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photo of hand reaching for chocolate cupcake on white plate with sprinkles

Small Batch Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

(5 stars) 5 reviews
This small batch chocolate cupcake recipe makes just ONE soft and moist chocolate cupcake from a homemade dry cake mix recipe!
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Your Favorites On TikTok

This year, I really tried my hand at TikTok with mixed results. Although account is still fledgling, I did have a couple of videos go “viral.” Check them out below!

How To Pre Bake Pie Crust

@hummingbirdhigh i think paul hollywood would be proud #nosoggybottoms #pie #baking ♬ Happy Pizza – Tom Howe

How To Get Rid Of Bubbles In Your Pumpkin Pie Filling

@hummingbirdhigh thanks @Cloudy Kitchen for this mind blowing #bakingtip!!! #pie #thanksgiving ♬ The Great British Bake Off – Tom Howe

What Different Types Of Chocolate Look Like In Cookies

@hummingbirdhigh chips vs chunks vs bars vs fèves!!! #chocolatechipcookies #baking #bakingtiktok ♬ The Great British Bake Off – Tom Howe

My Favorite Recipes From 2022

Now that I’ve summarized y’alls favorites from the year, let’s talk about ME (lollll 😜). The following recipes are MY favorites from the year:

photo of earl grey tiramisu in a white casserole dish with a scoop taken out

Earl Grey Tiramisu Recipe

(4.94 stars) 45 reviews
This vanilla Earl Grey tiramisu replaces the coffee/espresso in traditional tiramisu with Earl Grey tea! The recipe is light, airy, creamy, and no bake.
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my best fudgy brownies recipe

My Best Fudgy Brownies Recipe

(5 stars) 4 reviews
My best fudgy brownies are super moist and fudgy due to melted chocolate and brown sugar in the batter. The recipe is made in an 8-inch square pan and mixed by hand.
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Gluten Free Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

(5 stars) 8 reviews
These almond flour chocolate chip cookies are gluten free and use 100% almond flour! The recipe is easy and does not require the dough to be chilled.
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Other 2022 Highlights

2022 was a weird year—even weirder than 2020 and 2021. I’m hoping I can share more soon in the near future, but for now, here’s some of the highlights from the last year:

I took my first international trips since January 2020!

bread ahead chocolate donuts on metal sheet pan

This year, Erlend and I roadtripped to Vancouver, Canada when the US-Canadian border opened. I got to hang out with my friend Amy from Constellation Inspiration and eat a ton of amazing food!

Additionally, we travelled to Berlin, Germany in May. I also got to go on a girl’s trip with my mom to London, England in the late summer. I’m so excited that travel is a part of my life again—I was a huge traveller before the pandemic, and am so grateful I was able to starting doing that again this year.

Erlend and I eloped in Las Vegas!

photo of michelle from hummingbird high getting married

After delaying our wedding for 2+ years, we finally decided to pull the trigger. We eloped! We got married in Las Vegas in a cheesy strip mall ceremony that took a grand total of 5 minutes, with just two of our closest as witnesses. It was perfect!

Previous Hummingbird High Year-In-Reviews

Okay, that’s all for now, folks! I’ll see y’all in January. In the meantime, if you’re curious about other popular recipes and highlights from previous years, check out the year-in-review archives:

@hummingbirdhigh i gave my blood, sweat, and tears for this #bakingtiktok ♬ original sound – GrandPeachEdits

Have a wonderful New Year!