How many people have successfully substituted cake flour with Ap and cornstarch? I am really wanting to test a new scratch white cake recipe, but I don't have cake flour, plus its more than double the cost of AP I do plan to buy some in bulk later, its cheaper...of subject sorry LOL! Anyways, I read to convert it take away 3 TBS of AP flour and replace it with cornstarch and sift very very well. Does this really work?
Anyone do this before? I have read many times that you could, but never asked anyone if they actually had!
I've done it multiple times with no problem. Just make sure you sift the cornstarch and a.p flour well before using it.
Edit:This is the ratio I use.
We don't have cake flour here and I do it always. I substitute 15% cornstarch or replace 2 TBS of cornstarch per 1 cup of APF. I use bleached APF and sift. It works fine but with some recipes you may have a small, greyish ring in the middle and it seems like it hasn't been baked (read somewhere that this is due to not using cake flour). Overall, the results seem good; cakes are soft and moist.
Ahh thanks ya'll!! I shall begin my baking now