How to Make Cake Flour
Are you making a cake, but don't have cake flour around? In this article are instructions for making cake flour out of regular flour so you don't have to buy some specialized flour (when it's easier and cheaper to make right in the comfort of your own home).
Mixing bowl method
Measure and add 1 cup all-purpose flour to a mixing bowl.
Remove 2 tablespoons of flour.
Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to the bowl.
Mix to sift together the cornstarch and flour mixture.The mixture will need to get mixed thoroughly if you want a light and fluffy cake flour.
Continue with your regular baking recipe.
Measuring cup method
Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to a 1 cup measure.
Use a spoon to fill up the rest with the all-purpose flour.
Add the mixture to your mixing bowl.Continue with your regular baking recipe.
QuestionMy recipe calls for 3 cups of cake flour. I know they say to sift 1 cup of home made cake flour 5-6 times. Do I have to sift it 15-18 times to blend it well?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo, just do all 3 cups at the same time 5-6 times, so long as every cup of flour goes through the sieve 5-6 times.Thanks!
QuestionWhat should I do if I only have self-rising flour to make cake flour, is it the same procedure?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerSelf-rising flour is a ratio of 1 cup of flour to 2 tsp of baking powder. If your recipe calls for 1 cup of flour and 2 tsp of baking powder, then you are golden. If, however, it wanted 2 cups of flour and 2 tsp baking powder, that is going to be too much baking powder; use 1 cup of self-rising and 1 cup of plain.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I measure 3/4 cup of flour?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerFind a 3/4 cup in your set, or use 1/4 fractions to figure out how to work with 1/4, 1/2, or 1 cup measurements.Thanks!
QuestionHow many cups of flour are in 500 g?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerThat depends on what type of flour it is. Generally, 125 g flour is 1 cup, which means 500 g is about 4 cups of flour.Thanks!
QuestionAre self-rising flour and plain flour the same?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerSelf-rising flour is plain flour (all-purpose flour) with raising agents added. To make your own, add 1.5 tsp baking powder to 1 cup all-purpose flour.Thanks!
How do I make cake flour out 1st and 3rd flour?
How do I make cake mix flour?
How do I make one and a half cups cake flour?
- You can even label the container with a useful recipe reminder.
- Be sure to use all purpose flour when mixing to make the cake flour. Self rising flour will change the ingredients you need in basic cake recipes.
- Use a strainer to blend the ingredients if you don't have a flour sifter.
- This substitution measurement can easily be multiplied and stored in an airtight container.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour - 2 tablespoons flour + 2 tablespoons cornstarch = 1 cupcake flour
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour + 1/4 cup cornstarch = 2 cups cake flour
Things You'll Need
Flour sifter or strainer
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