Cake donuts are baked. :) And donuts is a valid spelling. :D
I know, I'm bein' a bit silly. :)
Ooo.. now that could be something to investigate. I'm a big fan of cutting oil out where it's not required (cheesecake, of course, is not under question: it is, and always shall be, the official food of the dark side =:9), and that seems like an intriguing assistant. my big project, when I move, will be to create a healthy carrot cake. I'm not sure how, but I'll manage, one way or another. I dare say it won't be something to chow down on for breakfast and dinner, but I'd love to create something tasty that isn't purely moist through oils.
Shall I admit to having taken a couple seconds to get the strip? Oh well. ^_^
I recommend some oil for texture but you can make good use of applesauce for moistness.
I would think the ones you bake would be the doughnuts, and the ones you dip in oil are donuts. Somebody's driving on the parkway again!
Non-stick pans for doughnuts? Wow. It's like, killing you heart arteries AND household pets all in one go.