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# Can you substitute all purpose flour for cake flour?

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###### 2014-09-25 00:00:28

You can substitute all-purpose flour for cake flour, but realizing that ap flour has more gluten (wheat protein) than cake flour you need to use a bit less, so 1 cup ap flour less 1 1/2 tbs or 4 1/2 oz will equal 1 cup cake flour.

If replacing all-purpose flour for cake flour here is a tip that will actually "make your own" cake flour.

1 cup all-purpose flour - 2 tablespoons

replace the 2 tablespoons of flour with 2 tablespoons corn starch

sift together until thoroughly blended and soft (about five times)

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## Related Questions

yes enriched flour can be substituted for all purpose flour in a cake

Yes. To substitute plain flour for cake flour, use 1 Tablespoon LESS all-purpose flour in each cup of cake flour called for in the recipe.

the best substitute for cake flour is 2 cups minus 2tablespoons flour plus 2 tbs cornstarch.

for every cup of all purpose you need use a cup of cake flour and add 2 tablespoons

Yes; To substitute cake flour with ap flour use 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour for every 1 cup of ap flour

The standard conversion is one cup all-purpose flour, less two tablespoons, for cake flour. For the opposite, the standard conversion is one cup plus two tablespoons cake flour for all-purpose flour.

No, cake flour is much finer, giving cakes light texture. You would be better of substituting regular all purpose flour

yes. They are the same thing. Plain flour is an Australian term where all-purpose is the American.

It is; a better substitution is all purpose flour with 2 tbl cornflour (cornstarch) added per cup of flour used. Also, some cake flours have leavening agents in - you may need to add these to the all-purpose flour.

You can substitute cake flour for all purpose flour in any carrot cake recipe, but a carrot cake is so heavy just because of the carrots, cake flour won't give you any advantages.

Yes. All-purpose flour and unbleached flour are usually the same thing. Just be sure that the package doesn't say something like 'self rising', 'bread flour', or 'cake flour' - those ARE NOT all-purpose flour.

If you need 1 cup of all purpose flour you can substitute that for 1 cup of cake flour plus two table spoons. so 2.5 cups of all purpose flour equals two 2.5 cups of cake flour plus 5 table spoons. see: http://www.texascooking.com/cooksneedtoknow.htm

Cake flour is much finer. Sometimes it is combined with baking powder, so you have to check the box on the brand you buy because you won't need to add the baking powder in the recipe if the brand contains it. Cake flour gives a much lighter texture. If you need to substitute all purpose flour for cake flour, then use 1 cup minus 2 Tbsp. of all purpose flour for every cup of cake flour called for in the recipe.

No. If the recipe calls for all purpose flour and you want to use cake flour, add an additional 2 tablespoons cake flour per each cup called for in the recipe. If the recipe calls for cake flour and you want to use all purpose flour, then you do the opposite - use 1 cup all purpose flour minus 2 tablespoons per cup. But if using all purpose flour when the recipe calls for cake flour, be sure to sift it. Cake flour is lighter and more airy than all purpose flour.

usually you can use cake flour instead of all purpose flour, as long as it does not have sugar in it.

Yes, Cake flour can be used instead of all purpose flour but cake flour will make it more dense because it produced more gluten than all purpose flour.Clarification:If you use cake flour instead of all purpose flour, use 1 cup plus two tablespoons cake flour for every cup all purpose flour called for in the recipe. For example, if the recipe calls for 2 cups all purpose flour, you would use 2 cups plus 4 tablespoons cake flour.The results won't be exactly as if you used all purpose flour, but this is the standard substitution ratio.

All purpose flour cannot be converted into cake flour. They are two different types of flour that are milled (ground) differently from different types of wheat. Cake flour is lighter, finer and has less gluten than all-purpose flour.

It should smell exactly the same as all-purpose flour. After all, cake flour is just a more refined version of all-purpose flour.

Yes you can. For every cup of Rice Flour, substitute 1 1/8 cup of All Purpose flour. Best of luck!

One cup minus two tablespoons all purpose equals one cup cake flour

No, cake flour does not have as much gluten in it which makes it more tender.

No. The corn starch is added to make a finer, lighter crumb, which cannot be achieved with flour alone.

Most unbleached flour is all-purpose flour that has not been treated with chemicals to increase its whiteness. So bleached all-purpose flour can be substituted for unbleached all purpose flour if that type of processing is not a concern. Whether or not cake flour should be used depends on what is being baked. Cake flour is not recommended when baking bread.

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