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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Substituting All-Purpose Flour for Cake Flour

Substituting All-Purpose Flour for Cake Flour

A question I get frequently is “Can I substitute all-purpose flour for cake flour?” The answer is yes. The general rule of substitution is one cup of all- purpose flour minus 2 tablespoons is equal to one cup of cake flour.

Whenever possible, use the flour called for in the recipe. All-purpose flour has about 11 percent protein content while cake four has six to eight percent. Some recipes need that low protein content to remain tender and light such as an angel food cake and others are flexible enough for the substitution.

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