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Baking By Caroiseaux Updated 14 Oct 2011 , 7:05pm by Caroiseaux

Caroiseaux Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 10:02pm
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Hi! The story is: I have a recipe of a vanilla cake. The recipe call's for 3 cups (330 grams) of CAKE flour. I don't have cake flour at home so I have make it (FOr 1 cup: 2 tbps of cornstach + the rest of the of all purpose)..

SO! This is my question: I have make myself the cake flour. The recipe calls dor 330 gr (3cups) of cake flour so I have take my homemade cake flour and take 3 cups that I have weight just for the fun and the total is 420 grams and not 330 grams like a true cake flour .... So, what do you think? It's better that I take my cups for mesure the quantity or take my food scales??


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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 10:26pm
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Did you sift? Sifting can alter measurements. If the recipe says for you to weigh the flour, then weigh the flour. If the recipe calls for cups, then just use dry measuring cups. But the most accurate way to measure dry goods is to weigh them.

Caroiseaux Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 11:10pm
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Hi! No I have not sifted.. Just take the flour, that's it... But the real interrogation it's because I have a cake flour (homemade) and the proportions is not the same thing :/

auzzi Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 5:27am
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Use the cake scales - 330g is not 420g. Cake flour is lighter and weighs less than plain all-purpose flour

Caroiseaux Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 10:32am
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Hi auzzi ! Yes of course! Is the reason why I ask this question loll icon_razz.gif Because If I have made my homemade cake flour (with all purpose flour and cornstach) , why the weight of this one is the same of all purpose flour? icon_smile.gif

auzzi Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 8:19am
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Our cups are a different size [AU Metric]

I use the suggested substitution from Joy of Baking:
"Make your own - 1 c sifted cake flour can be substituted with 3/4 c (84 grams) sifted bleached all-purpose flour plus 2 tb (15 grams) cornstarch."

This comes up to be 99g which is very close to the suggested 3.37 oz [95.5g]cake flour per US cup. You should also notice that 3/4 c + 1/8 c [2 tb] = 7/8 cup not 1 full cup. To match one to the other, weight-size, this is how you volumetrically measure it ..

Measuring by volume can be done with practice and a steady technique, taking into account other factors like humidity, flour source etc. Unfortunately, there can be significant variation in the amount in grams/ounces using this method. The amount per cup according to various sources can be significantly different also. Scales are easier to measure, but trying to conver volumtrics to weight can be difficult, time-consuming and frustrating.

Caroiseaux Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 11:15am
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Hi Auzzi! Oh nice! Thank you! Yeah I'm agree this technique is better! Il will make my cake flour with my scales and not my cups. Because, the single thing that will happen if I make too much of flour (all-purpose) is that the cake will be more denser, right?

Thank you! icon_biggrin.gif

alvenswiz Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 12:21pm
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I'll definitely try making my cake flour using the scales this time.And will inform you about the result..

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Caroiseaux Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 7:05pm
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Thank you!! icon_smile.gif

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