Old Fashioned Donut

While “old fashioned” is not formally a type of donut, to call one old-fashioned is to make it clear that it’s not an airweight Krispy Kreme; it’s not salted caramel-flavored, and it’s not a fusion of Vietnamese iced coffee and sriracha. It’s a baking-powder-raised cake donut, faintly crisp on the outside, creamy and cakelike within, tasting primarily like … a donut! It may be plastered with cinnamon sugar or gilded with chocolate or vanilla frosting, but any tricks beyond these take it from old-fashioned to newfangled.

Restaurants With This Dish

Doughnut Vault

CHICAGO, IL

Spherical sugar-glazed donut is halved and filled with jelly
Neil’s Donut & Bake Shop

WALLINGFORD, CT

Joe’s Donuts

SANDY, OR

Annie’s Donut Shop

PORTLAND, OR

Bergeron’s Boudin and Cajun Meats

PORT ALLEN, LA

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