wikiHow to Make Cake Flour

Two Methods:Mixing bowl methodMeasuring cup method

Are you making a cake, but don't have cake flour around? In this article are instructions for making cake flour out of regular flour so you don't have to buy some specialized flour (when it's easier and cheaper to make right in the comfort of your own home).

Ingredients

Method 1
Mixing bowl method

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    Measure and add 1 cup all-purpose flour to a mixing bowl.
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    Remove 2 tablespoons of flour.
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    Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to the bowl.
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    Mix to sift together the cornstarch and flour mixture. The mixture will need to get mixed thoroughly if you want a light and fluffy cake flour.
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    Continue with your regular baking recipe.

Method 2
Measuring cup method

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    Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to a 1 cup measure.
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    Use a spoon to fill up the rest with the all-purpose flour.
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    Add the mixture to your mixing bowl. Continue with your regular baking recipe.

Tips

  • You can even label the container with a useful recipe reminder.
  • Be sure to use all purpose flour when mixing to make the cake flour. Self rising flour will change the ingredients you need in basic cake recipes.
  • Use a strainer to blend the ingredients if you don't have a flour sifter.
  • This substitution measurement can easily be multiplied and stored in an airtight container.
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour - 2 tablespoons flour + 2 tablespoons cornstarch = 1 cupcake flour
    • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour + 1/4 cup cornstarch = 2 cups cake flour

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Tablespoon measure
  • Flour sifter or strainer

Article Info

Categories: Baking