If you’re looking for a sweet and simple way to satisfy your donut cravings from the comfort of your own kitchen, the good news is you don't have to go nuts to make donuts. Homemade donut holes made with cake batter are perfect for beginners because they’re easy to shape, require zero experience with deep frying, and there’s no messing around with finicky yeast. The result is warm and crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and delightfully dangerous to any donut lover.


1. Yeast vs. cake donuts

Donuts are typically divided into two categories: yeast donuts and cake donuts. Yeast donuts also called raised donuts, are made from a dough that rises with yeast, surprisingly enough. Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme are the yeast variety. Cake donuts, on the other hand, are made from a sweetened dough that rises with baking powder. While yeast donuts have that classic donut shop flavor, they are time-consuming to make, and the yeast doesn’t always cooperate. Cake donuts, on the other hand, are the fool-proof option for beginner donut bakers.

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