What kind of flour do I use? All-purpose or self-rising?

I have a cupcake recipe that calls for 2 cups of flour, 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Now I thinking it has to mean all-purpose flour with that much baking powder and salt, but wanted a second opinion. I don't understand why people won't specify which flour they mean!

Sybil Hood


C S. March 15, 2020
That would be all purpose flour. You would not need baking powder and salt if it was self-rising. My experience is all purpose is the default flour unless something else is specified.
Sybil H. March 15, 2020
Thanks. That was my feeling also but just wanted someone to confirm it.
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