Learn How to Make Cake Flour with only 2 ingredients. No need to buy this at the grocery store when it is so simple to make.

Learn how to make cake flour with only 2 ingredients. No need to buy this at the store when it is so easy to make homemade cake flour substitute for baking. This DIY cake flour recipe is perfect for recipe desserts. #dessertonadime #howtomakecakeflour
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DIY Cake Flour Recipe:

Once you see how simple this is, you will never buy cake flour again. Make this in literally minutes and save time and money. You can’t even get to the grocery store in that amount of time or get through the checkout line. 

Save a ton of time and just make this at home. You will be on your way to baking because it is so quick and easy to make homemade cake flour.

I am finding more and more things that can be made a home. This homemade recipe is one of my favorites to make and we can skip the store bought version.

What is Cake Flour?

Cake Flour is a low protein flour that has a fine consistency. Since cake flour has a lower protein content. That means that less gluten content is formed as it is mix with other ingredients.

This creates a softer, fluffy texture in your bake goods.

  • Cake Flour – Is great for vanilla cake, white cake or vanilla cupcakes.
  • All Purpose Flour – Since it has a medium protein it is great for chocolate chip cookies and homemade pizza dough.
  • Bread Flour – Use this for all your homemade bread because of its high protein levels.
Learn how to make cake flour with only 2 ingredients. No need to buy this at the store when it is so easy to make homemade cake flour substitute for baking. This DIY cake flour recipe is perfect for recipe desserts. #dessertonadime #howtomakecakeflour

How to Make Cake Flour:

I am going to show you just how simple it is to learn how to make cake flour. No need to buy this special flour at the store for cakes. You can learn how to make cake flour at home with just 2 ingredients.

Yes, you read that correctly. You only need 2 ingredients. Easy flour recipe.

Not only will this save you money but it will save you time. You probably already have these ingredients in your pantry and can save yourself a trip to the store. 

Learn how to make cake flour with only 2 ingredients. No need to buy this at the store when it is so easy to make homemade cake flour substitute for baking. This DIY cake flour recipe is perfect for recipe desserts. #dessertonadime #howtomakecakeflour

Ingredients for Homemade Cake Flour Substitute:

  • 1 cup Flour 
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch 

That is all you need. Just 2 simple ingredients make cake flour. I told you it was incredibly easy.

Learn how to make cake flour with only 2 ingredients. No need to buy this at the store when it is so easy to make homemade cake flour substitute for baking. This DIY cake flour recipe is perfect for recipe desserts. #dessertonadime #howtomakecakeflour

How to Make Cake Flour from All Purpose Flour:

  • Step 1 – Remove 2 Tablespoons of flour from the 1 cup of flour. 
Learn how to make cake flour with only 2 ingredients. No need to buy this at the store when it is so easy to make homemade cake flour substitute for baking. This DIY cake flour recipe is perfect for recipe desserts. #dessertonadime #howtomakecakeflour
  • Step 2 – Mix together the remaining flour and the cornstarch until thoroughly combined. 
Learn how to make cake flour with only 2 ingredients. No need to buy this at the store when it is so easy to make homemade cake flour substitute for baking. This DIY cake flour recipe is perfect for recipe desserts. #dessertonadime #howtomakecakeflour
  • Step 3 – Sift the mixture twice to ensure that the ingredients are thoroughly combined. You want everything well combined. This only takes a second. 
Learn how to make cake flour with only 2 ingredients. No need to buy this at the store when it is so easy to make homemade cake flour substitute for baking. This DIY cake flour recipe is perfect for recipe desserts. #dessertonadime #howtomakecakeflour
  • Step 4 – This is good for 1 cup of cake flour which makes it so easy. The entire process is simple and inexpensive. Anyone can do this.

You know we keep it simple and you won’t find anything complicated around here. 

Learn how to make cake flour with only 2 ingredients. No need to buy this at the store when it is so easy to make homemade cake flour substitute for baking. This DIY cake flour recipe is perfect for recipe desserts. #dessertonadime #howtomakecakeflour

Do you have to use Cake Flour in recipes?

Cake flour is best to use when making homemade cakes, cookies and muffins. Since it creates a soft texture, it is an option that I like to use when I making homemade baked goods.

But I still use all purpose flour when recipes calls for cake flour. You can easily use what you prefer.

What is the Best Flour for Baking?

It will depend on what you are baking. Most families keep all purpose flour stocked because it can be used in all bake goods. But if you want a softer, dense texture then you can easily use cake flour.

All Purpose Flour is best for cookies, bread, pie crust, and pasta.

Cake Flour is best for white cake, vanilla cake, and muffins.

Learn how to make cake flour with only 2 ingredients. No need to buy this at the store when it is so easy to make homemade cake flour substitute for baking. This DIY cake flour recipe is perfect for recipe desserts. #dessertonadime #howtomakecakeflour

How to Substitute Cake Flour for All Purpose Flour:

If you want to substitute cake flour for all purpose flour. You will substitute 1 cup of all purpose flour with 1 cup of cake flour or wheat flour.

Easy Cake Flour Recipe:

We love using cake flour to make our cakes because of the low gluten content. This allows the cakes to be less dense, tender and soft. But you can easily use it for other bake goods such has biscuits, scones, or pancakes.

Often times I will substitute all purpose flour for cake flour as I love how my bake goods turn out. You may not keep it stocked in your pantry but using this recipe to make cake flour is easy to do.

Grab these two ingredients and use this recipe to make a soft batch of muffins. You will notice the difference when using this easy recipe.

Learn how to make cake flour with only 2 ingredients. No need to buy this at the store when it is so easy to make homemade cake flour substitute for baking. This DIY cake flour recipe is perfect for recipe desserts. #dessertonadime #howtomakecakeflour

How to Store:

We recommend storing cake flour in an air tight container in the pantry.

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Cake Flour recipe

5 from 3 votes
Learn how to make cake flour with only 2 ingredients. No need to buy this at the store when it is so easy to make homemade cake flour.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 516

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Remove 2 Tablespoons of flour from the 1 cup of flour.
  • Mix together the remaining flour and the cornstarch until thoroughly combined.
  • Sift the flour mixture twice to ensure that the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • This is good for 1 cup of cake flour.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 516kcal, Carbohydrates 110g, Protein 13g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 4mg, Potassium 134mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 1g, Calcium 19mg, Iron 6mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I like your recipe for making cake flour. Also love the kiss method. I like recipes with directions that are easy and simple to follow. Thank you for sharing

  2. Great recipes and ideas. One question though. When mixing the flour and cornstarch to make cake flour, you mention shift the flour mixture twice. I always was taught it was sift the dry ingredients together. Is shift a new term, new way of mixing? It is mentioned twice in the recipe.