• 1 1/4 cups pancake mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 24 black sesame seeds
  • 24 kernels canned whole corn
  • Ketchup, as needed


  1. Spray an ice cube tray with nonstick spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the pancake mix, egg, sugar, milk and vegetable oil. Mix to combine. Pour the batter into the oiled ice cube tray.
  3. Make faces with the corn kernels and black sesame seeds.
  4. In a frying pan, add a layer of water and a clean dish towel. Heat until it begins to steam. Place the ice cube tray on top of the towel and cover with a lid. Steam for 10 minutes.
  5. After cooling, remove from the mold and create the cheeks using ketchup.