By Lennie on March 29, 2004
Photo by gailanng
Photo by gailanng
"I don't always have cake flour on hand, and I'm betting many others don't either. I have discovered that this substitute works very, very well. Easy too, and it uses pantry staples!"
Serving Size: 1 (251 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This is a great workable cake flour substitute - but try this much easier method of measuring. Measure out 2 cups of flour into your mixing bowl, then remove 1/4 cup and replace with 1/4 cup of cornstarch."
"This worked ok for me. Honestly we felt we could slightly taste the corn flour in the cake I made with it, which wasn't the best. The cake rose beautifully though! Unfortunately, the cake was also kind of dry and just not great but I can't attribute that to the cake flour necessarily since I had never made that cake recipe before either. In a pinch, I would use this recipe again to see if I had better luck since I don't have cake flour around the house on a regular basis."
"Used in recipe #406237 with good results. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
"Great substitute for the cake flour. I used it in Recipe #39404, to be served with Recipe #24672."
"As everyone else has said this makes fine cake flour. I put 1 3/4 cup of AP flour into the bowl, added 1/4 cup of core starch and proceeded to make Recipe #460477. Two thumbs up."
"I needed cake flour for this recipe (recipe#173558) and it was perfect. So easy to do. Thanks Lennie :) Made for All you can cook buffet"
"This worked great for the basic Southern Yellow Cake recipe which called for 3 cups of cake flour. So I had to modify if to 6 tablespoons. Worked beautifully! Light and fluffy!"
"I have enough different types of flour in my house that i don't need to buy another. Plus this stuff is expensive in the store... SHEESH! I don't find myself using it enough either to justify buying a whole box of it. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Lennie! its been a big help to me!! :)"
I used it for sponge cake recipe. Came out great.
I followed the advice of others and used lemon juice."
"We can't buy cake flour here, and I see it used in so many recipes, so I did a search and found this recipe for making my own. As far as I could tell, it worked out just fine! I used it to make Peachtree Street Gingerbread Cake ( Recipe #459977 ). Thanks for posting this!"
"I was completely out of cake flour.. anyway I came on here and saw this one. This worked out like a charm for my Italian strawberry wedding cake recipe! Thanks so much!"
"I used this to make my cream cheese crostada with orange marmelade and it worked perfect!"
"I couldn't find cake flour at the store, but I really needed it to make the husband cannoli for Valentine's Day. Thanks for saving me! This worked perfectly."
"This worked great for me. I made gingersnap biscotti. Thanks!!"
"Thank u for posting this since i had no clue what cake flour was. Just a beginning baker but trying to get better does anyone know things to help me"
"Thanks so much for posting this recipe! It worked great in my donut recipe using the Wilton Donut Pan. Yea! I didn't have to run to the store for cake flour!"
"This worked really great for my sponge cake."
"This did not work with angel food cake. :("
"perfect! so easy!"
"This is perfect! I needed something quick and this worked out like a gem! So much cheaper than buying yet one more type of flour!"