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Can I substitute cake flour for all purpose flour?

I need to make cookies and I'm out of all purpose flour. I have a box of cake flour that I would love to use instead of getting in the car. Thanks!

asked by ourlastsupper almost 3 years ago
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added almost 3 years ago

If you are just making a substitution and not trying to alter the results, you will likely need to use a touch more cake flour than you would AP flour. if the recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups AP Flour, I'd do 2 3/4 cups cake flour. If you are playing around with the recipe, trying to achieve a different goal- like a softer cookie, more delicate crumb- you will have to play around with the amount of flour. The best way to know how much cake flour to use would be to get a kitchen scale out. Weigh out a cup of AP and a cup of cake flour. Keep adding cake flour until it reaches the weight of the AP.


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added almost 3 years ago

It is softer and has a lower protein content but I have heard you can: To substitute cake flour for all-purpose flour use 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour for every cup of all-purpose flour

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added almost 3 years ago

Because of the lower protein content of cake flour compared to AP (7% vs. 10%), I'd suggest also adding an extra egg.

added 10 days ago

I have substituted it with no problem. May e the result is not exactly the same but it is good anyway. Do not forget to sift the dry ingredients

added 7 days ago

Why sift?