Any Suggestions For A Cake Flour?

Baking By sgrl82 Updated 27 Apr 2013 , 8:18pm by BakingIrene

sgrl82 Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 1:53pm
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I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for a good cake flour. I've been using Softasilk from Pillsbury but just wanted to see if there was something better out there.


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Wesha Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 2:02pm
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I never knew Pillsbury had a cake flour. I have always used Swans Down and really love it.

cricket0616 Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 2:05pm
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I also use Swans Down and love it.

sgrl82 Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 2:12pm
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I've used the Pillsbury a few times but just haven't gotten great results. I figured maybe trying a different cake flour might make a difference. I'm going to see if my local supermarket carries Swans Down. Thanks so much!! icon_biggrin.gif

LaurenLuLu Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 7:59pm
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Swans Down is good but I prefer King Arthur Cake Flour when I can find it.

localora Posted 26 Apr 2013 , 3:33pm
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are you still currently buying the softasilk??? my elderly neighbor loved it and apparently cant find it anywhere and she is just heartbroken :( please get back to me asap

liz at sugar Posted 26 Apr 2013 , 4:03pm
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Softasilk is available at HyVee grocery stores in the midwest.  Comes in a 2 lb. box.



Cakem0m Posted 26 Apr 2013 , 4:15pm
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You can make your own cake flour. This makes enough to do 3-4 cakes or about 8 doz cupcakes


7 c all purpose flour

1c corn starch


Sift the flour and corn starch together a total of 7 times, mixing well with a wire whisk after each sift.

Store in an air tight container.


Voila! Cake flour :)

VicB213 Posted 26 Apr 2013 , 5:35pm
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King Arthur is the only flour I use.  AP/Cake/Bread... I have found through trail and error that King Arthur is the very best.

BakingIrene Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 8:18pm
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Remember that cake flour might have to be sifted BEFORE measuring.  Check the label or search online for FAQ from the mill.

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