The plain form of the 100-layer doughnut is the Purist, topped with a regular sugar glaze. It’s everything you want from a breakfast pastry — crisp on the outside, buttery and chewy on the inside. Like any well-executed croissant, it’s rich, yet surprisingly light. The Purist alone is good enough to validate the social media hubbub.
If you’re seeking the next level of layered doughnut bliss, it’s worth exploring the more adventurous versions on the Five Daughters menu. The King Kong is topped with salted caramel glaze and bacon, then piped with a not-too-sweet cream filling. It’s outrageous in the right way, with the salty-sweet topping somehow balanced by the thick, cool cream filling.