What Is The Difference Between Cake Flour And All Purpose?

Baking By cherteague Updated 10 Dec 2010 , 7:36pm by cherteague

cherteague Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 1:21pm
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I just made a cake using cake flour and it did not rise as it does with all purpose flour. Is there something that I should know about using cake flour in place of all purpose in recipes?

Thank you!

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cakesmart Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 2:18pm
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I use cake flour for layer cakes, and it produces a very tender crumb. When using cake flour you should add 2 extra tablespoons of cake flour for each cup of all purpose flour. For example, if your recipe calls for 2 cups all purpose flour, you would use 2 cups plus 4 tablespoons cake flour.

Other than you flour choice, was another ingredient changed in your recipe?

cakesmart Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 2:21pm
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Pardon the typo...should have read:

Other than your flour choice, was another ingredient changed in your recipe?

cherteague Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 7:36pm
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I think what I did was over mix the batter. The second cake I made turned out much better. Thank you so much for the info on use of additional cake flour vs all purpose. I will adjust my recipes from now on. icon_smile.gif

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