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How to Make Cake Flour (Video Tutorial)

How to make cake flour in 2 minutes with just 2 ingredients! @natashaskitchen
I love making my own cake flour substitute. It has just 2 ingredients and takes 2 minutes to make! You can always have it on hand even if you don't stock cake flour in your pantry! Making your own is great because you know exactly what goes in it and it is way less expensive to make it yourself. This recipe substitutes 1 cup of cake flour. If your recipe calls for more cake flour, increase the ingredients proportionally; i.e. 2 cups flour (minus 4 Tbsp flour) with 4 Tbsp corn starch, etc.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: Varies by proportions

Ingredients

  • Cake Flour Ingredients:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour minus 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch

Instructions

  1. Measure flour by scooping it into a measuring cup and scraping the top off with the back of a knife to level it. Remove 2 Tbsp flour and return to your flour bin.
  2. Add 2 Tbsp corn starch to your flour
  3. Sift the two together about 4-5 times to make sure they are really well combined.

Recipe Notes

Proportions:
If your recipe calls for more cake flour, increase the ingredients proportionally; i.e. 2 cups flour (minus 4 Tbsp flour) with 4 Tbsp corn starch, etc.
The science behind cake flour:
Taking out some of the flour removes some of the gluten and the corn starch works as a tenderizing agent, producing a fluffy and super soft cake with a finer crumb.