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Old 08-30-2008, 06:41 PM   #1
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Flour

Was just wondering if Cake flour and Self rising flour can be used interchangably (SP)?

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Old 08-30-2008, 06:52 PM   #2
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Cake flour is a low protein flour that makes tender cakes.

Self-rising flour is flour that has salt and baking powder added. If it is self-rising CAKE flour and your recipe calls for baking powder and salt, you can make the substitution.

If it is sefl-rising all purpose flour, you can use it the same way but the resulting cake will have a different texture because of the added protein.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:37 PM   #3
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cake flour is flour ground with cornstarch. you can google a way to make it yourself easily
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cake flour is flour ground with cornstarch. you can google a way to make it yourself easily
No, not really. A substitute for cake flour is all-purpose flour mixed with cornstarch. To substitute, add 2 tablespoons cornstarch to 3/4 cup all-purpose flour for every cup of cake flour.

Actually, cake flour is a very low protein flour (about 7%),about half that of bread flour. Cake flour is heavily-milled, which makes it finer than other flour and allows for fat to be better absorbed.
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:06 PM   #5
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cake flour is flour ground with cornstarch. you can google a way to make it yourself easily

This is not correct.

Cake flour is simply flour ground from soft or low protein wheat, It is very finely ground.

You can, however, make a substitute for cake flour by substituting cornstarch for some of a measure of All Purpose flour.
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