By jenscreativity Updated 1 Jul 2011 , 4:00pm by FromScratchSF

jenscreativity Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 11:52am
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I am starting to do more scratch cakes now,,and I get so confused on the cake flour measurement.

Ok, so if a recipe calls for cake flour, do we measure the cake flour AFTER we sift it or it doesn't matter? When a recipe calls for SIFTED cake flour, I measure after I sift it,,but what if it doesn't specifically say "sifted Flour"? Hope this makes sense? Thanks for your help on this..

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jenscreativity Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 12:15pm
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anyone know?

gatorcake Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 12:20pm
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Originally Posted by jenscreativity

I am starting to do more scratch cakes now,,and I get so confused on the cake flour measurement.

Ok, so if a recipe calls for cake flour, do we measure the cake flour AFTER we sift it or it doesn't matter? When a recipe calls for SIFTED cake flour, I measure after I sift it,,but what if it doesn't specifically say "sifted Flour"? Hope this makes sense? Thanks for your help on this..

Sifting aerates flour changing the volume of the amount of flour that is sifted. A cup of flour that is then sifted will be more than a cup.

There is less flour in a cup of sifted cake flour than a cup of cake flour that is not sifted. Given this if it does not say "sifted cake flour" do not sift then measure.

If it says 1 cup sifted cake flour, you sift then measure (just as you do now). If it says 1 cup cake flour, sifted, you measure then sift. [list=][/list]

jenscreativity Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 3:17pm
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thank you soo much!

FromScratchSF Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 4:00pm
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I used RLB's sifted weight to convert all my recipes no matter what the original recipe says and have had 100% success. I use 3.5oz/cup for cake flour and 4.25oz/cup for all purpose.

Jen