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Yeast vs. Cake Donuts: Which Are Better? November 16, 2017

Ritte's East Latonia, Covington
Yeast vs. Cake Donuts: Which Are Better?, Covington, Kentucky

Donut lovers can be divided into two types—those that love yeast donuts and those who stand by cake ones. It really comes down to personal preference. Do you like your treat to be fluffy and light or denser? Do you have a sweet tooth? Consider the following differences between these two variants and decide which one is better for your taste.

Yeast Donuts vs. Cake Donuts

1. Ingredients

Yeast donuts are the ones you see at big chains like Krispy Kreme®. It’s made with yeasted dough, which is a combination of bread flour, yeast, sugar, salt, eggs, milk, and butter. Cake donuts, on the other hand, use ingredients similar to that of a basic vanilla cake. Depending on the flavor, spices like nutmeg and cinnamon may be added.

2. Cooking Method

Yeast donuts are first cut out into shape and deep-fried until a light golden brown is achieved. Cake donuts can either be fried or baked, but baking is believed to be a healthier option, as cake batter cooks faster and absorbs more of the oil. If you choose to fry cake donuts, you should make sure that you don’t overcook them.

3. Taste & Texture

Yeast donuts use donutsmore liquid and have less fat, flour, and sugar. That’s why they have little to no sweetness if you strip off the glaze or filling. It also results in a light and airy dessert with a certain chewiness to it. Cake donuts are denser and moister, like a muffin or cake.

4. Variation

Yeast donuts are often glazed or frosted to add some sweetness and flavor to them. You can also buy varieties that are sprinkled with candies, nuts, or chocolate shavings, along with ones filled with jelly or flavored creams. The same goes for cake donuts. You can eat them the old-fashioned way, glazed, frosted, or filled.


Satisfy your cravings with the help of Emerson’s Bakery of Florence, KY. Whether you want your donut glazed or crème-filled, this bakeshop can provide them all. They have a variety of delicious desserts that are perfect for any occasion. Call them at (859) 371-9228 for orders or visit their website for more information.

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