Cake Flour Vs. All-Purpose Flour

Decorating By pennywells Updated 27 Apr 2008 , 4:16pm by kelleym

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pennywells Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 4:05pm
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If a recipe calls for cake flour must you use it. Can you substiture all-purpose flour instead. What difference does it make to the cake? I am trying to switch over from box cakes to all scratch cakes and this is a question I need to know for cake flour is hard to find in bulk in my area.


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kelleym Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 4:16pm
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Cake flour and AP flour are not interchangeable. This recent thread may help:

If you must do a substitution:

If the recipe calls for AP flour, you can substitute 1 cup + 2 tbsp cake flour for every cup of AP flour.

If the recipe calls for cake flour, you can substitute 7/8 cup AP flour + 2 tbsp cornstarch for every cup of cake flour. However, your recipe will turn out more dense.

It's really best to use only what the recipe calls for.

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