Cake Flour?

Decorating By mandygirlxoxo Updated 8 Feb 2009 , 1:00am by prterrell

mandygirlxoxo Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 10:26pm
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is there a difference between cake flour and all purpose flour?

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2muchsugar Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 10:34pm
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Yep...big difference. By weight, cake flour weighs 4 oz. per cup and all-purpose flour weighs 4.5 oz. per cup. Cake flour makes for a finer crumb and a more tender cake. All-purpose flour makes sturdier cakes if that's what you're looking for. Hope that helps!

Cakepro Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 11:18pm
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Besides the difference in weight, cake flour has less protein content than AP flour and will result in a more tender, softer crumb.

To substitute cake flour for all-purpose flour use 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour for every cup of all-purpose flour.

prterrell Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 1:00am
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Very informative article explaining all about flour:

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