Basic Baked Donuts & Cupcakes with Pancake Mix

Basic Baked Donuts & Cupcakes with Pancake Mix

This recipe uses freezer bags to create a basic batter with 100 g pancake mix. This technique leaves behind no mess and you can try making so many things with it.

Ingredients: 1 donut pan (with either 12 or 6 donut molds) or 12 aluminum cups

Plain batter:
Pancake mix
100 g
Oil or melted butter
1 tablespoon or 10 g butter
Sugar, honey, maple syrup, or jam
1 tablespoon
Cocoa batter:
The batter is plain with sugar added for sweetness.
When using unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
○ When using normal cocoa
3 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Non-oil Plain version - Recipe ID: 2116893
Non-oil Cocoa version - Recipe ID: 2117031


1. Preheat the oven to 170℃ for 20 minutes. Prepare a medium sized freezer bag.
2. Please add chocolate or whatever toppings you plan to use into the molds in advance.
3. When using butter - first add the butter to the bag and then melt it over a mug filled with hot water until fully melted.
4. Add all of the non-powder ingredients and mix well inside the bag.
5. Add the rest of the ingredients and when combined, close the seal on the freezer bag and squish the batter together with your hands. Rub together until you have worked out all of the inconsistencies, but be careful not to overwork it.
6. Squeeze all of the mixture down to the bottom of the bag with your hands.
7. Hold the bag with one hand and cut a triangle into one corner about 5mm in. The batter will come out quite quickly, so make sure you have the molds on hand when you cut.
8. Pour the batter into the molds as if you were drawing a circle. If there are any un-even parts, fill those in afterwards.
9. Tilt the mould from side to side to even out the batter and drop the mould from a short distance onto a work surface to eliminate any excess air bubbles.
10. Bake for approx. 15 minutes. Check whether they are done by inserting a wooden skewer into the center, if it comes out clean, then they're ready. Let them cool in the molds for a little while before removing them.
11. You can use this technique to create cupcakes too! Recipe ID: 2095887.
12. If you use oil, you can also try steaming them, check out the recipe here - Recipe ID: 1933708.
13. Non-oil Plain Baked Donuts - Recipe ID: 2116893
14. Non-Oil Baked Cocoa Donuts - Recipe ID: 2117031. All these recipes use pancake mix so are very easy to make.

Story Behind this Recipe

This batter is simple and delicious.
I've adjusted this recipe to yield about 1 plateful of donuts. I'm really into using pancake mix in everything at the moment, so I've also uploaded some other recipes that use it.