Hummingbird High’s 2023 Review
Readers’ Favorite Recipes From 2023
The following recipes are YOUR favorites from the year—that is, the most viewed recipes from the ones I made this year. I was excited to see the list; I love all the recipes you loved too (especially the White Texas Sheet Cake).
Ube Brownies Recipe
White Texas Sheet Cake Recipe For 9 x 13 Inch Pan
Pistachio Pudding Muffins Recipe
The Most Popular Hummingbird High Recipes In 2023
Although the previous list shows the most popular recipes I developed in 2023, 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—y’all really love cookies!
Snickerdoodle Recipe Without Cream of Tartar
Ube Crinkle Cookies Recipe
Your Favorites On Instagram
These were the most liked recipes on @hummingbirdhigh, with some of the Reels reaching over FIVE MILLION views. Wild!
Grab the recipe for these Chewy and Fudgy Purple Brownies!
Copycat Levain Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins
Grab the recipe for these Copycat Levain Bakery Blueberry Muffins!
Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Tiramisu
I don’t have a specific recipe on how to make this sakura tiramisu; however, I do have a guide for classic tiramisu recipe with tips and tricks on how to make the recipe your own. That includes a customization for sakura tiramisu. Definitely check it out!
Your Favorites On TikTok
I didn’t spend as much time on TikTok as I did last year. I think my big lesson is that TikTok isn’t really worth my time—I love watching TikTok videos, but making videos for the platform is like playing the lottery.
That being said, I did have some big wins. It turns out TikTok really likes unique flavored tiramisus! All my most watched videos were of tiramisu recipes. The top 3 most watched are below, but catch the full playlist over on TikTok. There’s some really fun ones (like this Hong Kong milk tea tiramisu!) that didn’t make the list!
@hummingbirdhigh tastes like your favorite #chai #latte and a cloud #tiramisu #bakingrecipe ♬ New Abundance – Omar Enfedaque
Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Tiramisu
@hummingbirdhigh because i am so incredibly jealous of all the #sakura flavored drinks and desserts at starbucks japan #cherryblossom #tiramisu #baking #bakingrecipe ♬ Beautiful – Soft boy
Thai Iced Tea Tiramisu
@hummingbirdhigh episode 4 of all things #tiramisu: #thaitea tiramisu!!! #baking #bakingrecipe ♬ Daydreams – Gentle State
Again, I don’t have specific recipes for each tiramisu above—I made them exclusively for TikTok. However, I do have a recipe for a classic tiramisu with lots of tips, tricks, and techniques on how to customize it to make the different tea variations!
My Favorite Recipes of 2023
My favorite recipes of 2023 including the Pistachio Pudding Layer Cake for Hummingbird High‘s 12th birthday (!!!), my Easy Classic Tiramisu recipe + guide for customizing it that I kept talking above, and this severely slept-on and underrated Creamy and Colorful Ube Cheesecake Bars.
Pistachio Pudding Layer Cake
Easy and Classic Tiramisu Recipe
Ube Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Other 2023 Highlights
@hummingbirdhigh i gained 5lbs in a week #tokyo #japan #tokyoeats ♬ 可愛くてごめん (feat. かぴ) – HoneyWorks
- 2023 was a BIG year for travel. I really wanted to make up all the time I’d lost during the pandemic. Erlend and I went on a delayed honeymoon to Tokyo in January/February, I did a Girl’s Trip with my mom to Taipei in April, went to Iceland with Erlend in May, went to both Houston and the San Francisco Bay Area for weddings and funerals in June, and visited family in Manila in July/August. Whew! Seeing it written down like that makes me realize how nutty it actually was. But I wanted to do a lot of travel because…
- I started grad school in the fall! I very offhandedly mentioned doing so in my Pistachio Pudding Layer Cake post. If I’m being honest, I would say it’s a bit of a bust so far. It’s been a very big adjustment to go from creating content full-time/running my own business to being a student again. Not to mention I’m about a decade older than everybody in my cohort. But this is a long story for another time. And hopefully, by this time next year, I’ll be able to sit down with y’all and give you the tea—assuming I’ve survived the program (insert maniacal laugh).
Previous Hummingbird High Year-In-Reviews
Okay, that’s all for now, folks! I’ll see y’all in January. Yes, I’ll still be here, despite being in school again—I plan on posting at least one new recipe a month!
In the meantime, if you’re curious about other popular recipes and highlights from previous years, check out the year-in-review archives:
Have a wonderful New Year!