Cake Mix to Hot Buns

How to make Hot buns from a pack of cake mix

Did you know you could use your regular store-bought cake mix for more than just cake; I bet not! I made these soft hot buns with a sample pack of cake mix. They are so delicious and can be made with different flavours. I like to call these the twin-like cousins to Nigerian puff-puff. Puff-puff is a popular snack and dessert in most Nigerian homes within the diaspora. It is similar to doughnuts but very few people know of Hot buns which is more cake-like but without the baking; Just like Fried-rice is to Jollof.

How to make Hot buns from a pack of cake mix:

  • Open the pack of cake mix and pour content into a bowl.
  • Pour in the milk and whisk into a think batter.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan or fryer on medium-high heat.
  • Scoop the batter with your hands and press the batter between you thumb and index finger into the hot oil. This will drop like tear drops.
  • Turn and fry on both sides for 3 minutes until its golden brown in colour.
  • Remove from oil, place on a sheet of parchment or tissue to drain excess oil. Serve warm.

If you’re not a fan of yeast or waiting for the batter to rise, you would love this. Also, if you simply prefer anything cake-like or struggle with baking; then these buns of delight are your yummy and less chaotic alternative.

Cake Mix to Hot Buns

Cake Mix to Hot Buns

Immaculate Ruému
Easy hot buns made from a pack of cake mix. Skip all the tasking steps and get a delicious treats in minutes with less waiting time.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine international, Nigerian, West-African
Servings 6
Calories 345 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pack Cake mix (280 g)
  • 1 cup Milk
  • Vegetable Oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • Open the pack of cake mix and pour content into a bowl.
  • Pour in the milk and whisk into a think batter.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan or fryer on medium-high heat.
  • Scoop the batter with your hands and press the batter between you thumb and index finger into the hot oil. This will drop like tear drops.
  • Turn and fry on both sides for 3 minutes until its golden brown in colour.
  • Remove from oil, place on a sheet of parchment or tissue to drain excess oil. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword: cake mix, doughnuts, hot buns, puff-puff
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This looks so easy and so tasty! Can you substitute milk for either almond or coconut milk instead?

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Chef Immaculate Ruému

Hi, I’m Immaculate. A multifaceted food enthusiast. Michelin trained Chef, Published Food Writer and Recipe Developer with a passion for Nigerian and Italian cuisines and the fusion of both. A traveller on the food path to breaking global culinary boundaries and a lover of culture and innovation.

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