Fundamental Difference Between A Cake Recipe, And A Cake Donut Recipe?

Baking By TheNerdyBaker Updated 24 Jun 2013 , 12:28pm by AnnieCahill

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TheNerdyBaker Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 9:17pm
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OK, so my boss is toying with the idea of opening a second business down the road with the name of the game being specialty donuts.


So I was just curious if anyone has tried messing around with their tried and true cake recipes in order to convert it to a donut recipe?


From what I can tell, they look to be somewhat similar in make-up, with the addition of slightly more levener and less liquid.


I am definitely not an expert when it comes to recipe composition/ratios/chemistry though, so what do I know?!


Any thoughts?  Any good cake or yeast donut recipes you would be willing to share?



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bct806 Posted 21 Jun 2013 , 4:12am
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Here is the only recipe on this site for donuts. Not sure about making cake batter into donut batter but I would be interested if anyone else has done it. I have heard of making a cake mix into donut batter though. Can't be too much different if doing it from scratch. There is a place in Virginia that decorates theirs as if they were cupcakes. They are extremely popular. Even featured in a magazine.

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Annabakescakes Posted 21 Jun 2013 , 4:52am
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They have the little pans for baked donuts that you are supposed to bake cake in. They work great and are super good. It has been so long since I did it, that I forget if you are supposed to modify the batter. I left my pan in the drawer under the oven in my last apartment, when I moved 7 years ago :-(

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MissMona Posted 24 Jun 2013 , 3:15am
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Try Dawn...DDA...they have outstanding mixes.  Seriously can't be beat.  Donuts are a completely different animal though.  Especially Yeast donuts.  

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AnnieCahill Posted 24 Jun 2013 , 12:28pm
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Yeah, the two types of recipes are not interchangeable.  Two different animals.  I have also been researching doughnut recipes.  Check out Amish recipes.  Their doughnuts are mind-blowing.  True story.

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