Sometimes if you are in a rush to make something or just happen to forget a crucial ingredient, you need to be able to make it at home. I love using this 2-ingredient Cake Flour Substitute when I’m making baked goods. This flour is perfect for making any baked goods light and fluffy.
Substitute for Cake Flour
This recipe is very quick and simple to make. It will make just enough flour to have 2 cups, but if you need more, you can just double or triple the recipe. It is always a good idea to have this type of recipe on hand in case of a dessert emergency.
Key Ingredients You’ll Need
Flour: You will need all-purpose flour along with cornstarch to make this recipe.
How To Make Cake Flour Substitute
Step 1. In a bowl, add the flour and cornstarch, and combine until fully incorporated.
Step 2. Use right away or store until you are ready to use.
Cake Flour vs All-Purpose Flour:
The biggest difference when it comes to these types of flour is the texture or end result of what recipe you are using it for. How fine flour is will tell you how much water it is able to absorb. Cake Flour is finer than All-purpose flour, which makes the texture more moist and tender compared to recipes that use All-purpose flour. Lower protein is found in cake flour that results in less gluten and less gluten results in a softer, fluffier texture.
Cake Flour Recipes:
- Homemade Lemon Cake
- Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
- Strawberry Cream Cake
- Copycat Berger Cookies
- Homemade Strawberry Cake
Tips & Tricks
- You want to keep the flour stored in an airtight container for the best storage method.
- You can keep this stored in your pantry if you make a large amount of it.
More Homemade Staple Recipes:
Cake Flour Substitute
- Sift together the flour and cornstarch. Store the mixture in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use.