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May 20, 2012 07:51 AM

Donuts: Cake or Yeast-type?

Unfortunately, I don't even like donuts (or doughnuts) but I am supposed to bring some to a potluck brunch...

I am taking an informal poll to find out if your prefer the 'cake' type donuts OR if you prefer those yeast-type donuts...? Hopefully this will give me a sense of whether or not I should bring an equal number of both or more of one kind.

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  1. It depends. I like home made cake doughnuts, but like yeast doughnuts from the store. I would say to get both, a variety. Will you be making them?

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    1. re: wyogal

      I've never met a doughnut I didn't like. :)

    2. Personally, I don't really like donuts either. But...if I had to eat one, I'd definitely prefer the cake type. I'd just bring some kind of mix...some cake, some yeast, some filled, some not. (Although, if you're making them, this would not be a particulary easy option!!)

      1. Yeast only for me.
        Cake are just not doughnuts..but circles of cake..lol
        I am a Krispy Kreme girl..original glazed

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        1. re: mizzdee

          and still warm before the glaze sets up, please.

          1. re: sunshine842

            Oh God yes. The "Hot Donuts Now" sign is maybe the most alluring advertisement on the planet.

        2. Your choice may also depend on if the place(s) your getting the donuts are known for a particular type (my local favorite donut shop kills with a buttermilk bar, three different ways) as well as what time the donuts are made. Risen donuts have a short shelf life. Cake are longer lived. Buttermilk seems to have the longest. Fresh anything donut is always the best.

          by the by, I prefer cake - buttermilk is my favorite. Cruellers are great when their done right.

          1. Cake doughnuts are better for dunking in coffee. Yeast doughnuts are better all around eating and are not as 'heavy' as cake doughnuts. If it were me and I had to bring doughnuts to a gathering (you did not say how many you needed to bring) I would just get a couple dozen (or 4 dozen?) glazed yeast doughnuts, think Krispy Kreme (although all glazed doughnuts are pretty much the same thing in my book).