Are there any?? I really want to find good scratch recipes for white and chocolate cake but all the recipes seem to call for lots of cake flour...trying to save $$$ here...!
i've found many recipes in allrecipes.com, that do not call for cake flour. you can try searching there.
Do you mean you don't want ANY flour in them, or that you don't want to use "cake" flour. Are you happy enough to use AP flour?
There are quite a few recipes for flourless chocolate cakes out there, and also layered meringue-type cakes. In these cases you are using more eggs and stuff like almond meal - both of which are probably more expensive than flour anyhow!
But if you google 'gluten free cakes' I am positive you'll come up with many options.
You can substitute all purpose flour for cake flour. Replace 1 cup (sifted) cake flour with 7/8 cup all purpose flour (7/8 cup = 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp). Got that out of my joy of cooking cookbook.
I don't use cake flour, and I would likely just use all purpose flour in the amounts given, but then I don't sell cakes so if something is a bit of a disaster, my family has to still be grateful that they got cake. HA HA.
I never use cake flour in my recipes that call for it. I have a substitution chart that says use all purpose but subtract one tablespoon from each cup required. Has never failed me before! Good luck, HTH!
1 cup is 16 tbsp, so the joy of cooking chart says to use a little less cake flour than jaybug says (ie 7/8 cup is 2 tbsp less than a cup -- which, by the way, is a lot easier way of measuring, so thanks for that idea).
oh, great, I did not realize you could substitute AP flour for cake flour!! that just made my day. Thanks everyone!