Is there any [nutritional] difference between regular doughnuts and cake doughnuts?
-- Melissa Yeats
Cake doughnuts usually contain 30 to 50 percent more total -- and saturated! -- fat than regular (yeast-based) doughnuts.
As a result, these cake-like pastries usually provide anywhere from 50 to 100 more calories than their yeast-based counterparts.
This reminds me -- don't feel too safe ordering Dunkin' Donuts munchkins. Some of them pack quite a punch.
Example? Four glazed chocolate cake munchkins add up to 300 calories.
That same amount of jelly-filled yeast-based munchkins provides a more reasonable 192 calories.