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How to Make Cake Flour

How to Make a Cake Flour Substitute

If you need cake flour and don't have any on hand, here's how to make a cake flour substitute in a pinch!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake flour
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 453kcal
Author Rebecca Swanner


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch


  • Fluff flour with spoon and spoon into measuring cup. Scrape off excess with knife.
  • Pour into bowl and remove two tablespoons of flour. Place back in flour bin.
  • Add two tablespoons of cornstarch to flour.
  • Sift mixture five times.
  • Use as directed in recipe.



Not recommended as an overall replacement — only when needed for a recipe and you can't get to the store!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 453kcal