How To Make Cake Flour

How To Make Cake Flour

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Cake flour.  Let’s face facts:  I never have cake flour on hand when I need it.  Luckily, there’s a super easy way to turn good old all-purpose flour into cake flour, lightening your cake crumb, making it super soft and delicious.    Maybe you already know this trick.  It’s a good one.

Here’s a step by step.  From me to you!

How To Make Cake Flour

How to Turn All-Purpose Flour into Cake Flour

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Step One:  Measure out the all-purpose flour that you’ll need for your recipe.

How To Make Cake Flour

How To Make Cake Flour

Step Two: For every cup of flour you use, take out two tablespoons of flour and return it to the flour bin.  Throw the cup of flour (minus the two tablespoons) into a sifter set over a bowl.

How To Make Cake Flour

Step Three:  Replace the two tablespoons of flour that your removed with two tablespoons of cornstarch.

How To Make Cake Flour

Step Four:  Sift the flour and cornstarch together.  Sift it again, and again and again.  The cornstarch and flour need to be well incorporated and the flour aerated.  Sift the flour and cornstarch mixture about five times.  Look at that!  You just made cake flour!

How To Make Cake Flour

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424 thoughts on “How To Make Cake Flour

  1. I am living in UK, it is difficult to buy all purpose flour and I don’t think you buy cake flour at all. I can’t find these flours in any supermarkets. Without all purpose flour, I can’t make cake flour? Can I use self-raising flour instead of all purpose flour then use the exact same method with corn flour? Thank you

  2. Thank you! We don’t have cake flour in UK and now I can make all your wonderful recipes. I used it to make your chocolate orange bundt cake and it was fantastic!

  3. I am trying to bake a cake for my niece’s birthday but all the recipes call for cake flour. One recipe has 5 cups cake flour. If I do what they show me about making my own cake flour Do I use 5 cups of the all-purpose flour and cornstarch together? Someone please help me.

    Thanks,
    Confused in Va

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