Delicious Varieties of Bakery Donuts

What do you think would be on a top ten list of pastries? There's a good chance that donuts will appear at the top of it, or at least close. 

Americans love their sweet desserts and snacks.

Americans also love donuts, but tend to lump them all into one broad category. The truth of the matter is that there are several types of donuts to choose from.

If you want a better idea of what you're after the next time you go for bakery donuts, we have you covered here!

Cake Donut

For many people, the cake donut is what they mean when they say donut. These are the classic, dense donuts that typically carry sprinkles, icing, or powdered sugar. They go great with coffee and often make appearances in break rooms across the nation.

These donuts use baking soda or baking powder for leavening rather than yeast. Ours are made with buttermilk and spiced with a touch of nutmeg.  If you're looking for a donut almost guaranteed to leave some crumbs on the napkin, this is the donut for you.


A very different kind of donut is the bismark donut. Some may know them better as jelly donuts or filled donuts. These donuts have some kind of sweet filling inside of them. Some of the more popular fillings for these donuts include:

  • Custard
  • Crème
  • Raspberry Jelly

These donuts differ from your traditional donuts because they lack a hole through the middle. They use yeast as their leavening agent, which gives them a lighter, fluffier interior that allows for filling them.

Yeast Donut

While cake donuts often dominate people's ideas of what a traditional donut is, the yeast donut probably has the rightful claim as the original donut. These donuts adopt the classic look of the donut with a hole through the middle.

A good example of the yeast donut is the raised glazed donut, possibly the most popular kind of bakery donut out there. Of course, if donuts aren't your bag, our bakery offers a variety of other breakfast choices like muffins and coffee cakes.

Bakery Donuts and You

Bakery donuts can make an excellent treat for you, your family, or your coworkers. Of course, it always helps to know what you want. This is especially the case if you're doing a phone order after an internet search for the closet bakery to you.

Just remember that some popular and delicious options include cake donuts, bismarks, and yeast donuts. Get an assorted dozen box and you won't go wrong.

Linda's Bakery in West Salem is a bakery that can help fulfill your donut needs. For more information about our donuts or other baked goods, contact us today.

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