Cake Flour

Decorating By xinue Updated 18 Dec 2008 , 8:02am by JanH

xinue Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 10:32pm
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Hi, I'm in the States for mi sister's wedding, of course making the cake! the thing is i've noticed that most of the recipes i've found call for Cake flour, I don't know the diference with all pourpose, anyway I've been looking for it to buy it and make some trials but I don't find it!

help!

6 replies
Mike1394 Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 10:40pm
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Cake flour has a lower protien % than AP.

Mike

panchanewjersey Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 10:51pm
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Yes, you can find it at the grocery stores, in the flour/cake section. It's called SoftSilk? I think, anyways it has a softer texture than all purpose flour. I think it makes cakes softer and better. icon_smile.gif I hope you find it!

sugarwishes Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 2:56am
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They have a few different brands. But it is in a box, kinda like a cereal box, not a paper bag (like the all purpose flour). You can find it in any grocery store in the baking isle.

JanH Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 5:18am
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Cake flour is always BLEACHED, while AP flour may or may not be. And as has been said, the protein content of cake flour is lower (7-8%) than AP flour (10-12%).

What to look for.....

Swans Down:

http://tinyurl.com/24k3wq

Softasilk & other brands:

http://tinyurl.com/ytwf55

Cake flour vs. AP flour discussion:

http://tinyurl.com/68rst5

Bleached vs. Unbleached flour:

http://tinyurl.com/6lxxqz

http://tinyurl.com/6mlgmg

Heat treating unbleached flour:
(For areas where bleached simply isn't available.)

http://tinyurl.com/6rajtc

Common baking ingredient substitutions:

http://tinyurl.com/6lc89q

HTH

sweettoothmom1 Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 4:05am
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oh. yikes. i wasnt able to find cake flour so i use 'self rising'. it comes out ok. is it a big difference to texture?

JanH Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 8:02am
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Self-rising flour is AP (All Purpose, either bleached or unbleached) flour that has salt and leavening (baking powder) added to it. Recipes that use self-rising flour don't usually call for other leavening....

Yes, there will be a significant difference in the texture.

HTH

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