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Is cake flour different than all purpose flour?

I have a cupcake recipe that calls for cake flour, but I've never seen it in a store before. I am wondering if all purpose flour would be an alright substitute OR if that's what cake flour is.



Asked by Razelda at 8:26 PM on May. 8, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • The answer to the question is yes, but the substitution is not one-to-one. The general rule of substitution is 1 cup of all purpose flour minus 2 tablespoons (1c – 2tbsp) is equivalent to 1 cup of cake flour. If you want to substitute cake flour for all purpose, use 2 cups of cake flour plus 2 tablespoons (2 cups + 2 tbsp). If you do decide to use this sub, treat the all purpose flour just as you would cake flour (sifting before measuring, etc.).

    *** Never mind, I found my own answer! *** Thanks for reading!

    Comment by Razelda (original poster) at 8:33 PM on May. 8, 2011

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