Donut is absolutely correct. These pastries are not all necessarily made of dough, and the name refers to a type of pastry, not its origin.
One that argues it is a "Doughnut" should henceforth be required to refer to some as doughnuts and others as batternuts.
"Doughnut" is the grammatically correct spelling of the word.
Why was maple not listed? Love maple.
I prefer to spell it Homer J Simpson style "Dohnut"
I say Doughtnut. Because Doughtnuts are made out of DOUGH not DO.
Damn, I wouldn't fit in around CNN. My favorite doughnuts are jelly-filled and my favorite cookies are oatmeal raisin.
I guess lots of foreign people are selling and buying doughnuts, or is it donuts?