White Lily Flour Instead Of Cake Flour

Baking By San-Cakes Updated 17 Apr 2011 , 12:56am by southerncross

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San-Cakes Posted 17 Jun 2006 , 4:37am
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Can I use White Lily All-Purpose Flour instead of Cake Flour, when I make this Strawberry Cake from scratch recipe, I found on your web site. I have used Cake Flour in the past and to me, it make my cakes be dry. Give me some suggestions about White Lily All-Purpose Flour over Cake Flour. I need this info ASAP, I have to make this cake in a few hours. Thanks, Cassandra

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Jenn123 Posted 17 Jun 2006 , 4:51am
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Might not be a good idea...

Here is what I found on a quick internet search:

Can I Substitute "All-purpose" Flour for "Cake Flour"?
Cake flour contains less gluten than all-purpose flour and produces a more tender texture. Though results won't be the same, in an emergency, you can substitute 7/8 cup of all-purpose flour for one cup of cake flour.

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southerncross Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 12:56am
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Not all All Purpose flours are created equal. It's not about what it's called but rather the protein content that determines whether a particular flour is suitable for cakes.

Cake flour like SoftasSilk has a 6-8% protein content and is made from soft wheat flour.

White Lily All Purpose Flour is also made from soft wheat flour with 8% protein content.

Gold Medal and Pillsbury All Purpose Flour has about 11%

So you can safely use White Lily AP for cake flour in your cakes.

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