When was the doughnut invented?
1847 The donut was invented.
The doughnut is thousand of years old. Historians have found remains of a doughnut like food in Native American remains of villages. Doughnuts similar to what we have today were in the early colonies from the Dutch called "oily cakes." In 1847 a ship captains mother made deep fried cakes for her son to take with him on the ship. Captain Hanson Crockett is given credit for the invention of the doughnut hole. There are…
The doughnut supposedly came to us from the eighteenth century Dutch of New Amsterdam (later New York City) and were referred to as olykoeks, meaning oily cakes. In the nineteenth century, Elizabeth Gregory fried flavored dough with walnuts for her son Hanson Gregory, hence the name doughnut. By the late nineteenth century, the doughnut had a hole.