No. 82, Cake Donut at Cream Pan

creampan.donut_small.jpgFor the most part, a donut is a donut is a donut. Exceptions do exist--the fruit-stuffed catcher's mitt that is the strawberry donut at Glendora's Donut Man or the crazy creations at Portland's Voodoo Doughnut come to mind--but at first glance, there's not much that differentiates one chocolate twist from another.

But go figure it's Cream Pan--us Forkers' favorite for baguettes and croquette sandwiches--that could produce a cake donut so beautiful it stopped me in my tracks.


From it's tray behind a wall of glass it speaks out silently putting thoughts into your brain like Professor Xavier. "Buy me! Eat me!" If you're a sucker like me, you'll cave. And you'll be happy you did. 

Golden brown, visibly crisp and so puffy it's shaped more like an apple, the outside crackles repeatedly before yielding a toothsome interior that sticks to the roof of your mouth. An airy sweetness hides inside. Just another perfect goodie from Tustin's most masterful bakers.

The list so far:

83. Bistec de Pollo at Mercado El Rey
84. The Rhino at Rancho a Go Go
85. Cabernet Brownies at Blackmarket Bakery
86. Cookie Monster at Lola Ice Cream and Deli
87. Polenta Board at CUCINA Enoteca
88. Falafel Taco at Taco Asylum
89. Wagon-Wheel Bread at THE RANCH Restaurant
90. Toothpick Tacos at Mexico Supermarket
91. Hoppin' John at Memphis at the Santora
92. Free Beans and Chips at Taqueria Zamora
93. Pig in a Blanket Waffle with Gringo Bandito at Cafe Calacas
94. "Pork Hash" at Huong Giang
95. Sweet Chili Chicken Quesadilla At Kogi
96. Licuados at Mil Jugos
97. Hawaiian Ahi Poke at California Fish Grill
98. Takoyaki at Takoyaki Tanota
99. Fiesta Noodles at Jollibee
100. Chilaquiles Verdes Con Huevos Estrellados at La Tablita California

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Location Info

Cream Pan

602 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA

Category: Restaurant


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