Cake Flour Vs. All Purpose

Baking By LadyCas Updated 29 Sep 2010 , 8:30pm by dchockeyguy

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LadyCas Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 7:01pm
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Ok, what is the difference between cake flour and all purpose flour? If the recipe calls for cake flour is it necessary to use that kind?

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tiawanna02 Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 7:28pm
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it is recommended to use the flour the recipe call for. cake flour tends to produce a lighter cake whereas ap flour produces a heavy denser cake. ap flour has more protein and produces more gluten than cake flour.

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dchockeyguy Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 8:30pm
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There are substitutions available for removing some of the AP flour and using constarch in place of some of the flour.

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