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How to Make Cake Flour

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2010 Measuring Flour - Step Four Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Measuring Flour

2010 Measuring Flour - Step Four Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
What do you do when a recipe calls for cake flour and you only have all-purpose flour? You follow these simple directions showing how to make cake flour.

This recipe will replace one cup of cake flour.

Have the opposite problem? Have Cake Flour, but no All-Purpose Flour? You'll need 1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons of Cake Flour to replace 1 cup of All-Purpose Flour in a recipe.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • less than 1 cup all-purpose flour

Preparation:

In a dry measuring cup, place 2 level tablespoons of cornstarch. Fill the rest of the cup with all-purpose flour using the proper method of measuring flour. Once the "cake flour" is added to the dry ingredients, be sure to mix well with a wire whisk.
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