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Is "Softasilk" enriched cake flour the same thing as self-rising cake flour?

asked by Pamela731 over 1 year ago
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added over 1 year ago

I don't think Softasilk is self-rising. I think it's just plain cake flour and you still need to add your own baking soda/baking powder.

added over 1 year ago

No. It is not the same.

added over 1 year ago

Softasilk is not self-rising. To make "self-rising" cake flour, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt for every cup of flour.

added over 1 year ago

It is usually best to use the right flour for the right purpose. "All purpose flour" (of which self-rising is a type of AP flour -- with rising agents and salt added as plainhomecook notes) is half-way between the high protein count of a "bread flour" and the low protein count of a "cake flour". Adding baking soda and salt to cake flour will yield "self-rising cake flour" (quite a hybrid if there ever was one!) which is still not likely the best choice for whatever you are making. For example, if you are looking for self-rising flour to make biscuits, chances are that a modified cake flour just won't give you the consistency you expect (including that they will likely be flatter).