Why Cake Donuts and Yeast Donuts Are so Different (Video) (image) American Chemical Society Share Print E-Mail Caption Donuts are universally beloved. But there's a significant sensory difference between biting into a cake donut and biting into a yeast-raised donut. The ingredients are almost identical, and in both cases, the dough is deep-fried. In this video, Reactions takes on the secret chemistry of donuts: https://youtu.be/u68ZnxzWj5k. Credit The American Chemical Society Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.