Cake Flour

Cake flour is a finely milled white flour made from soft wheat. It is used for making tender pastries and soft-textured cakes and cookies. In the US, cake flour is available in bleached form, but in some countries in only unbleached.

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What is the difference between cake flour and regular flour?

Cake flour has less gluten in it. Gluten is in wheat flour. It is what gives bread it's texture and structure. cake flour is a soft summer wheat as is pastry flour regular flour and bread flours are a winter wheat a lot more gluten Cake flour is softer and more refined than all purpose flour, if the recipe calls for cake flour then do not substitute for if you do the results will not be the same.

How much 360g cake flour in a cup?

This question cannot be answered without weighing out the flour. It depends on the kind of flour you are using, different weights.

Can you substitute all purpose flour for cake flour?

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)

What is sifted cake flour?

Sifted cake flour is Cake flour that is put through a sifter. A sifter is a utensil that looks like a strainer usually with a crank on the side to assist in pushing the flour through the grate. The idea behind it is to remove clumps from the flour and other unwanted items. When used for flour it also aerates the flour.

What is the difference between cake flour and self raising flour?

Cake flour is designed to have a low protein content, which results in goods being lighter and more crumbly, compared to when you use all-purpose (or all-purpose self-raising) flour. Sometimes cake flour has leavening agents in it, to make it "self-raising" (but with a low protein content). You can use self-raising flour instead, but the result may not be quite as light as anticipated. You should also bear in mind that not all cake flours are self-raising, so you may end up adding more leavening agents than required if you switch to self-raising.

Can you use all purpose flour when the recipe calls for cake flour?

Yes. However, the texture of the final product will be denser (more like a scone or a sweet bread) than if you have used cake flour.

What is the difference between all purpose flour cake flour and bread flour?

All purpose flour is your "baseline" flour--it's wheat that's been dehulled, ground and fortified.

Cake flour is ground finer than all purpose flour. Cakes have a very fine texture you can't really get from all purpose flour, because all-purpose flour's particles are larger.

Bread flour has more gluten in it, which gives you a more substantial bread.

Is it better to use cake flour when making cake mixes?

If one is making a cake from scratch I think so, but I do not usually have cake flour on hand so I use all purpose flour. If your baking from a mix, the flour is already in the mix.

How long can you store opened cake flour?

Kept in a cool dry place, cake flour can be stored usually a month, however I wouldn't suggest trying any longer than that. Cake flour is a lighter flour that contains a leavening agent (usually cornstarch) over time cornstarch will lose it's effectiveness and become stale. I had some cake flour that I kept for a few months and when I did use it the results were just disappointing. However this is from personal experience and opinion. I generally do not buy cake flour anymore as it is easily made from plain flour. To make your own "cake flour" for every one cup of flour (plain) remove 1/8 of a cup and replace it with equal parts cornstarch, sift together several times (usually five will do).

In other words to make two cups of cake flour use:

1 3/4 cup plain flour

1/4 cup cornstarch

Sift together until well blended and light.

How many cups are in 32oz of cake flour?

4 cups.

One cup = 8 ounces.

This answer is wrong. There are about 5 ounces of flour(all purpose) in one cup.

32 ounces of flour= 6.4 cups

Can you use cake flour for bread making and why?

No, because cake flour will make baked goods much more dense and heavier.

A bit more:

While cake flour makes cakes very light and tender, it doesn't have enough gluten in it to make bread, which has to have a much higher gluten content to achieve the right texture, and to aid in rising.

How long can you store unopened cake flour?

If stored properly, it can last for 2 years.

Is cake flour self raising flour or plain flour?

If you are making a cake, use Self-raising flour.

Always check the recipe to be certain, though.

Are there any substitutes for cake flour?

bread flour, all purpose flour, self rising flour, wheat flour, corn flour.

Is it better to use cake flour for baking cookies or all purpose flour?

Cake flour will provide a smother texture than all purpose flour because of its superior quality.

Can you mix cake flour with cake mix?

well the cake mix might have flour with it so i think you don't need to add cake flour.

Kitten ^.^

What is another name for cake flour?

A brand name is Brodie XXX. It is a cake & pastry flour

Is it possible to substitue sifted flour in the place of cake flour?

If all purpose flour is used sift the amount a couple of times and add one or two egg whites to the recipe -- the difference in using regular all purpose (and this may be different in Europe or Australia) and cake flour is the protein content and types of wheat employed by the miller. Cake flour is derived from softer wheats while all purpose flour will typically be a blend or soft and hard wheats. A cake made with all purpose flour will perhaps have a heavier texture (hence the suggestion of the egg whites), but will still taste ok - and perhaps the baker will prefer the the version using all purpose flour ---unless your catering a presidential dinner, don't worry about it. experiment, and have fun.

How many ounces in a cup of cake flour?

There are 16 ounces in every cup of flower.

How many tablespoons of cake flour is 6 ounces?

6 ounces of flour is equal to 12 tbsp of flour