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Cooking Level: Expert

Home Town: Elmira, New York, USA
Living In: Apalachin, New York, USA
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What I do with this recipe if I do not have cake flour?

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Last updated: Feb. 9, 2013 12:09 pm
Posted: Feb. 9, 2013 8:08 am
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Photo of: Strawberry Cake from Scratch

Strawberry Cake from Scratch

Submitted by: GothicGirl 
It is hard to find scratch strawberry cakes, so this one is worth it weight in gold to me as a caterer. Frost with cream cheese or vanilla frosting - or for a treat, use a chocolate glaze! 
Recommended by: Janmarie1964
Feb. 9, 2013 8:08 am
Feb. 9, 2013 8:20 am
You can use all purpose flour but decrease the amount by 2 T per cup. Some prefer to substitute the 2 T with cornstarch which will also be fine.
Feb. 9, 2013 8:22 am
Neither will give you the same results as cake flour.
Feb. 9, 2013 8:22 am
Thanks, Marie. So if I take out 2 T of flour then I add in 2 T of cornstarch per cupe or is it 2 T of cornstarch overall?
Feb. 9, 2013 8:25 am
I may have to put these off today and wait until I make a trip to the store, lol. I want to make for Valentines Day
Feb. 9, 2013 8:34 am
If you us the cornstarch remove 2 T of flour per cup and replace with 2 T cornstarch per cup.
Commented by: Bernadette
Feb. 9, 2013 8:37 am
I think if you sift and measure gently, you can substitute regular flour for cake flour, maybe sift twice.
Feb. 9, 2013 12:09 pm
^^ Same thing I would do. Cake flour has a slightly lower protein content, but I use regular AP flour in such recipes and have never noticed a difference. Cake flour is a LOT more expensive and not worth the extra cost. Eggs are never an exact amount so in a recipe with 4 eggs, the difference in your quantity of flour really won't matter.
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