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.

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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! 😀

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How to make homemade cake flour

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 515 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz
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

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!

Recipe 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!

Nutrition Facts
How to make homemade cake flour
Amount Per Serving
Calories 515 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 133mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 109g 36%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 12g 24%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 32.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂

36 Comments

  1. Christine

    May 5, 2017 at 11:54 am

    I never knew this!!!!! I’ve always used cake flour for my cakes because to me it just makes such a difference in the lightness of the cake, does not make it dense, I do agree that it does cost much more than all purpose flour. I want to try this but very skeptical because the ingredients to bake a cake are not cheap, but the only way to know is to try it…..thanks

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      May 8, 2017 at 1:00 am

      A lot of my cake recipes luckily don’t require cake flour. So, I don’t have it in my pantry often. But, in my experiment…the cake that I made with homemade cake flour and the cake that I made with store bought cake flour did not taste or feel any different. I would love to know how your cakes turn out…

  2. CLovas

    July 15, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Our three daughters are all gluten free, I use gluten free flour as a substitute for all-purpose flour in my recipes, but when I have one that calls for cake flour I tell them they are out of luck! Now I will try All-purpose gluten free flour with cornstarch when a recipe calls for cake flour and we’ll see how that works!
    Thanks!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      July 16, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      I hope this works out well for your baking. Gluten free baking is tough and I tip my hat off to everyone who does it soooo well!

  3. Debbie

    October 7, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Thank you for the recipe on cake flour i am going to try it today thanks alot .Debbie

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