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! 😀
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! 🙂
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 🙂
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! 😀
To make homemade cake flour, you will need the following ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp cornstarch
And here are the steps:
Measure out 1 cup of all purpose flour.
Remove 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour from your cup and dump it back into your flour bag.
Now, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch into your cup of all purpose flour.
And sift one last time!
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!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- Measure out 1 cup of all purpose flour.
- Remove 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour from your cup and dump it back into your flour bag.
- Now, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch into your cup of all purpose flour.
- Sift once.
- Sift twice.
- Sift thrice.
- Sift again.
- And sift one last time!
Well, that’s all for today.
If you are looking for more baking/cake decorating tips, check out some of these posts…
Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂