How to Make Your Own Cake FlourDid you ever get ready to make a recipe that calls for cake flour to find that you don’t have any on hand?   Here is a handy tip on how to make a substitute for cake flour in a recipe. Many of you probably already know this but we can always share with others that may not. Cake flour is good for pie crusts, pancakes, cookies and cakes where you want a light, fluffy texture.

Start with 1 cup all-purpose flour and remove 2 tablespoons.  Substitute the 2 tablespoons of flour you removed with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.  Whisk together to mix well or sift 4 or 5 times. Use this as a substitute for cake flour.  You can always make more and store in an air-tight container for future use in recipes.

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  1. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge on all the information that helps people make everything they cook taste better!I really appreciate your help and time that you take to make my dinners much more delicious

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you for your comment Dawn and being a part of this site. We are so happy to have you here and happy you enjoy what we do. Have a wonderful week ahead.

  2. Never knew this, thank you for sharing. I love all the ideas and recipes you share!

  3. Dear Southern Lady. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love your recipes. They are plain and simple and ya don’t need everything in the kitchen to make a meal. Keep up the good work I am a southern lady also and LOVE YOUE COOKIN

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Sandy. So happy to have you on the site and so happy you enjoy the recipes. Hope you are having a good week and thanks again for the great comment.

    • I made up some of the cake flour and you said it could be used for pancakes. Would you please give me the recipe using the cake flour for making pancakes? Thanks

      • The Southern Lady says:

        There are lots of pancake recipes on the site, Sandy. Just type in “pancakes” in the search box and they should all come up for you. If a recipe calls for 1 cup of all purpose flour, I would use 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of the cake flour.

  4. Dorothy Wason says:

    Thanks for sharing. Never knew this

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