What is the best flour to use for cakes, bleached or unbleached?

  • Posted by: Jamzy
  • September 18, 2020


Stephanie B. September 19, 2020
Most cakes (think banana breads, loaf cakes) will turn out just fine with AP. But if you're going for something like an ultra light angel food or white cake, bleached cake flour is the way to go. I think Stella Parks on Serious Eats has written the how/why of her flour preferences.
Jamzy September 21, 2020
Thank you Stephanie B.
I will try that with my next cake, I will also check out Stella Parks on Serious Eats.
Happygoin September 19, 2020
In general, I use unbleached flour for baking. But I rarely make cakes. Bleached flour will give your cake a finer crumb and texture as well as a bit more volume.
Jamzy September 21, 2020
Thank you Happygoin,
I will try your advice on my next cake
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