Cake Doughnut

Cake Doughnut. A small cake, weighing from 0.5 to 2.0 ounces and typically shaped like a ring with a central hole, made from a chemically-leavened batter (q.v.) that resembles that used for layer cakes (q.v.). The product is formed by an extrusion depositor (q.v.) and cooked in deep frying fat (q.v.) until its crust attains a rich golden-brown color. A doughnut may be plain, sugared with powdered sugar (q.v.), chocolate-coated, iced with various types of icings (q.v.) or glazes (q.v.), or filled with some type of jelly (q.v.) injected into the product during batter extrusion.