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Homemade Cake Flour Substitute

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Learn how to to make homemade cake flour with 2 simple ingredients. This is a quick and easy substitute with just all purpose flour and cornstarch!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baking tip
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 cup
Calories 515
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 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!


  • Don't skip the sifting! 
  • Store this in a sealed container away from humidity at room temperature. 
  • Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. 


Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 109g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 5.8mg