Cake Flour Or Ap?

Baking By LuvLyrics Updated 24 Feb 2010 , 12:41am by andrea7

LuvLyrics Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 2:47pm
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I was jsut wondering what everyone likes to use for their cakes and why...

do you use cake or AP flour?

Anna

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karateka Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 11:15pm
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I use cake flour. I think the texture is better.

Mrs-A Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 11:45pm
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what exactly is cake flour?

we have plain flour or self raising flour down here and both can be used for cakes, just depends on what you are baking

tsal Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 11:46pm
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I use AP, but only because cake flour is hard to come by in large quantities around here.

LuvLyrics Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 7:31pm
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I like cake flour better, but it's hard to find in bulk, I find that AP Flour makes the cake more dense.

LuvLyrics Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 7:34pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrs-A

what exactly is cake flour?

we have plain flour or self raising flour down here and both can be used for cakes, just depends on what you are baking




Cake flour is thinner than regular flour and it has less gluten, making the cake softer and tender.

leah_s Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 7:52pm
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depends on the recipe. Pound cake needs AP flour. My chocolate cake recipe specifies AP. Pretty much everything else uses cake flour.

HarleyDee Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 12:32am
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I use White Lily AP flour, which is much softer than regular AP flour. I love it.

andrea7 Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 12:41am
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I use bothicon_smile.gif

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