Cake flour substitute you can make yourself.


Make Your Own Cake Flour

Make this cake flour substitute if you run out and don’t want to make a trip to the grocery.

Cake flour is easy to make. Did you ever get ready to make a recipe that calls for it to find that you don’t have any on hand?   Here is a handy tip on how to make a substitute for it 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 in your recipe.   You can always make more and store in an air-tight container for future use in recipes.

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Cake tips:  If you are looking to make a fluffy cake try using cake flour instead of regular flour for your cake.  A couple of tablespoons of sour cream added when mixing up your cake will help your cake to not be dry or dense.

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  1. Hi….I plan on making a canister full of cake flour. I have an airtight OXO canister. For how long can it be stored…months?

    Please reply. Thanks.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Patricia, It should keep 6 to 8 months in an airtight container and you can also freeze flour but neither may not work as well for you as fresh flour.

  2. How much is 1cup of flour in grams?

  3. Thank you for sharing, I’m in Monterrey México and don’t fine it here.

  4. Dawn Dilley says:

    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

    1. 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.

  5. 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

    1. 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.

    2. 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

      1. 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.

  6. Dorothy Wason says:

    Thanks for sharing. Never knew this