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Baking 101 Baking 101

Cake flour

Posted by on Jun. 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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Is it a must to make a cake from scratch?
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JessFand2
by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 5:56 PM



In my experience, yes and no.  It helps and, depending on the cake, you can tell a difference in texture.  I have some recipes that just don't work without it.    I've done a few with All-Purp and they work out fine.  I think of it like substituting pastry flour or bread flour. 

You can Google for some suggestions specific for the type of cake.  Sometimes adding something (like wheat gluten) helps in some recipes


nyxiemist
by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 11:55 PM

You can make your own if you don't have any on hand. 

http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2011/09/kitchen-tip-diy-homemade-cake-flour.html

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