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How to Make Homemade Cake Flour

Learn to make homemade cake flour. It’s very easy and cheaper than buying at stores. You only need 2 ingredients: all purpose flour and cornstarch!

I have a great baking tip to share with all of you today that involves making HOMEMADE CAKE FLOUR! 😀

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Among all the flours I have used, I think this flour is the BEST one for making cakes coz it makes them very LIGHT, AIRY and FLUFFY.

I asked my Aunt (who is a fabulous baker, by the way!) if we can just make cake flour at home coz it’s a little expensive to buy at stores.

And when she said yes, I jumped and gave her a BIG hug! 🙂

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Her recipe is so EASY!

You only need TWO ingredients that you already have in your kitchen… All purpose flour and Cornstarch!

I DON’T know the science behind cake flours or what cornstarch does to the flour.

But, I read somewhere that cake flour has low protein content which results in such FABULOUS cake results 🙂

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I WASN’T sure if this would actually work…

So, I made my Hershey’s Kisses cake with store-bought cake flour and homemade cake flour and they both looked the same and tasted the same…WOOHOO! 😀

how to make homemade cake flour 7To make homemade cake flour, you will need the following ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp cornstarch
Sifter

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Measure out 1 cup of all purpose flour.

Step 2:
Remove 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour from your cup and dump it back into your flour bag.

Step 3:
Now, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch into your cup of all purpose flour.

Step 4:
Sift once.

Step 5:
Sift twice.

Step 6:
Sift thrice.

Step 7:
Sift again.

Step 8:
And sift one last time!

NOTE:
Yes!!! You need to sift this many times!
Sifting MANY times is very important because it allows the cornstarch and flour to mix together thoroughly.
So, DON’T skip the sifting!

how to make homemade cake flour

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How to make homemade cake flour
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Learn to make homemade cake flour. It's very easy and cheaper than buying at stores. You only need 2 ingredients: all purpose flour and cornstarch!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • Sifter
Instructions
  1. Measure out 1 cup of all purpose flour.
  2. Remove 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour from your cup and dump it back into your flour bag.
  3. Now, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch into your cup of all purpose flour.
  4. Sift once.
  5. Sift twice.
  6. Sift thrice.
  7. Sift again.
  8. And sift one last time!
Notes
- Yes!!! You need to sift this many times! Sifting MANY times is very important because it allows the cornstarch and flour to mix together thoroughly. So, DON'T skip the sifting!

Well, that’s all for today.

If you are looking for more baking/cake decorating tips, check out some of these posts…

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How to color fondant

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How to make easy monogram cupcake toppers

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Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂

27 Comments

  1. Carol

    October 13, 2016 at 9:27 am

    How about sifting it together in your food processor?Cae
    Rol

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      October 14, 2016 at 3:27 am

      I haven’t tried that Carol but I did try sifting everything together in my KitchenAid mixer and that worked great!

  2. SkyPriestess

    December 6, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    I just dry-whisk it together in a bowl till it’s light and fluffy. I also use non-GMO arrowroot starch instead of cornstarch. Potato starch is also tenderizing, probably more so than the arrowroot.

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      December 7, 2016 at 2:07 am

      Oh that’s good to know! I know some people have asked for cornstarch replacements. This would be helpful. Thanks!

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