If you’re a dessert person and your eyes search for donuts on the menu, today is the day for you! While the National Donut Day is celebrated in the US, this serves as an excuse for us donut aficionados to pay homage to one of the most loved sweet delicacies around the world. For a donut lover, the very thought of gooey chocolate or warm glaze dripping off the doughy fried goodness is enough to make your stomach grumble. Pair it up with a cup of hot coffee and it becomes one of those heavenly culinary experiences that just can’t be beaten. The ring-shaped delicacy is such a delectable dessert that it lures children and adults alike. But not knowing all about your favourite delicacy doesn’t do justice to it. So here we bring to you, the most popular and loved varieties of donuts, or doughnuts. However you may choose to spell them, they sure taste yum.

The Chocolate Frosted Donuts

The exquisite chocolate frosted doughnuts have a gravitational pull of their own. For chocolate lovers, this variety with the added goodness of sprinkles can satiate their chocolate cravings any day.

For a doughnut lover, the very thought of gooey chocolate or warm glaze dripping off the doughy fried goodness is enough to make your stomach grumble.

Glazed Donuts

Fluffy and luscious, glazed doughnuts are the simplest yet one of the most flavourful. The doughnut comes with a sugary white glaze, sometimes with the vanilla flavour. If you haven’t had a glazed doughnut till now, you really need to go find one.

Long John

Do doughnuts need to be circular all the time? Well, if you say yes, you need to do more digging. The long john doughnut is rectangular in shape and is sometimes filled with custard or jelly. Topped with either chocolate or some other delicious topping, this doughnut provides you a varying taste with every layer. Mouth watering right?

Doughnut Holes

For children special, the very shape of a doughnut is what attracts them. Have you ever wondered as a child or even as an adult, where does that hole come from? When a hole is poked in a regular doughnut, a small, always bite-sized blob of dough remains behind. But the donut holes don’t go to waste or get merged into the batter. You see, doughnut holes have emerged as a delicacy over decades.  After these bite-sized balls of dough are fried, they mostly get glazed or dusted with powdered sugar, to make up for delectable munchies.

Jelly Donuts

.Jelly doughnuts are loved by a wide class of people for their classy look and flavour. Isn’t the sight of a brightly coloured jelly perched on top of a donut, or peeking from a hole on the side tempting? Jelly doughnuts might be either covered with jelly or filled with fruit jelly or both.

The ring-shaped delicacy is such a delectable dessert that it lures children and adults alike.

Sour Cream Doughnut

These old school creations offer a soft and fluffy texture coupled with the complex taste due to sour cream. Made by mixing sour cream into doughnut batter, it is one of the most underrated varieties of donuts and Indians are yet to even discover this.  Normally, it is topped with a vanilla gaze, while the toppings can vary.

Boston Cream Donut

If you’re someone who doesn’t like simple things, Boston cream donut is certainly for you. With a chocolate topping, the doughnut is filled with cream on the inside and provides you with an unmatched taste.

Top it up with coffee and experience a simple pleasure that just can’t be beaten.

Donut With A Frosting

A doughnut can be frosted with any type of frosting you want, sometimes plain with a hint of vanilla, sometimes sprinkles and sometimes glazy. This variety is especially popular among people who don’t like chocolate or fruit glaze, or just need the simple, sweet and direct kick that only sugar can provide. This is not to be confused with a glaze which is much thinner, and hence adds only a faint amount of sweetness, as compared to a frosting.

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