Foam Cake (category description): cakes with very little fat such as butter, oil or shortening. They are leavened by the air that is beaten into the egg whites that are contained in the cake.
Angel Food Cake (pictured below)
Foam Cakes generally are very moist, light, and airy.
Foam Cake has little to no fat, providing a healthy yet sweet cake due to the sugar.
It is important to thoroughly mix together your dry ingredients before mixing anything and continuing the process of baking a foam cake.
Mixing together ingredients until you get soft peaks is important to the recipe to see how well the "batter" is mixed together. Normally at soft peaks you begin to pour small amounts of sugar into the mixture.
Mix together dry ingredients egg mixture to form the foam cake batter. This is the final step before pouring the batter in a pan and putting the batter into the oven.
This recipe fits my category because Angel Food Cake is one of the most commonly made foam cakes out there. Also, no fat is used within the recipe, sticking to the true definition of a foam cake.
Recipe Courtesy of Alton Brown SHOW:. "Angel Food Cake : Alton Brown : Food Network." Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2017.
All of the same techniques were used within this video, such as turning the cake upside down while cooling to prevent the cake from shrinking. They also whipped the batter with their hands, unlike some recipes which call for a hand mixer.
EverydayFoodVideos. "How to Bake a Perfect Angel Food Cake." YouTube. YouTube, 26 Mar. 2016. Web. 05 Feb. 2017.