Foam cake

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Foam cake
Angel food cake 2.jpg
Angel food cake is a type of foam cake
Main ingredientsFlour, egg whites

Foam cakes are cakes with very little (if any) fatty material such as butter, oil or shortening. They are leavened primarily by the air that is beaten into the egg whites that they contain.[1] They differ from butter cakes, which contain shortening, and baking powder or baking soda for leavening purposes. Foam cakes are typically airy, light and spongy.[1]

Examples of foam cakes are angel food cake,[2] meringue, genoise and chiffon cake.


  1. ^ a b Phillips, S. (2008). Baking 9-1-1. Touchstone. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-7432-5374-1. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Klivans, E.; Williams, C. (2006). Mastering Cakes, Fillings, and Frostings. Williams Sonoma mastering. Free Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-7432-6739-7. Retrieved January 26, 2017.