I try to use all organic ingredients so I've been using ap flour with cornstarch. It works fine but I'm wondering if cake flour would make a huge difference. I would like a cake recipe that just uses ap flour. I use Martha Stewarts white cake recipe...any suggestions?
ps. I can't find organic cake flour.
Have you tried King Arthur flour's white cake recipe. I use this one a lot, it's VERY moist. I personally don't care for almond extract, so I omit that and add extra vanilla extract. I also use all butter, no shortening and all purpose flour not cake flour.
I hope you like it, let me know if you try it.
Elegant White Cake
from King Arthur Flour
8 tablespoons (1 stick, 4 oz.) butter, softened
1/2 cup (3-1/4 oz.) vegetable shortening
1 tablespoons (1/2 oz.) baking powder
1-3/4 cups (12-1/4 ounces) superfine or granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
-- Cream together until light. 5 min. or more.
5 large egg whites (6 to 7 oz.)
-- Add egg whites one at a time and beat well after each addition.
2-3/4 cups (11 oz.) cake flour
1 cup (8 oz.) milk
-- Stir in flour and milk, alternating between the two, starting and ending with the flour. (i.e. 1/3 flour, 1/2 milk, 1/3 flour, 1/2 milk, 1/3 flour)
-- Pour into pans (2 9-in. round or one 9x13-in) and bake at 350. 25-35 minutes or until done.
Thanks for the recipe DKelly! I'll have to try it too. I can't find a white scratch cake mix that I love.
Oh you're welcome. I like this one because you don't have to whip the egg whites first and then fold them in..........for this you just add them one at a time so it's quicker.
If you try it let me know what you think.