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  • Cake Flour

    Seen a Martha Stewart recipe for Ultimate Chocolate Cake and it requires Cake Flour. What is the difference between that and regular? And can I use regular?

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    From What I Understand Cake Flour Is A Lighter Finer Flour, I've Never Bought It And Have Had No Problems With Cakes Requiring Cake Flour, I Think You Can Sift It A Time Or Two And It Helps.

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    • #3
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      Cake flour produces less "gluten", makes things more "air-y". You can sub...but results will be different.

      Think of a soft, airhole-filled peice of moist cake...thats made with cake flour
      NOW think of an English muffin, more dense and not so moist...thats made with AP flour

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        I've been baking from scratch for 50 years and have never purchased cake flour. I just use 1 tbsp. less AP flour per cup of flour called for in the recipe.

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        • #5
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          Cake Flour Substitute Recipe

          2 cups

          * 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
          * 1/4 cup cornstarch

          1. To make two cups of cake-and-pastry flour (cake flour), combine 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour with 1/4 cup cornstarch; proceed with your recipe.
          2. The easiest way to do this substitution is to put 2 tbsp of cornstarch in the bottom of a 1-cup measuring cup, then fill the cup as usual with all-purpose flour and level top. Repeat process to get your two cups.
          3. If you only need 1/2 cup of cake flour, put 1 tbsp cornstarch in bottom of 1/2 cup measuring cup, then fill and level as above.
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          • #6
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            Wow Thanks! Ive never used Cake Flour either, so Thanks Girly for that recipe for it. I didnt want to go out and buy a bag of it if I didnt have to.

            I had a recipe for Devils Food cake. Always used regular flour. The texture would come out like pound cake, all solid, but the cake would weigh a ton. My poor cake would get made fun of because of the weight, until they tasted it! It was sooooooo good. It was in a Good Housekeeping cookbook?? that my mom subscribed to back in the early 70's and I have no clue what she did with the books.

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