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Make Cake Flour

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Cake flour is virtually impossible to find at regular stores in Australia. It's actually a name given to a type of soft flour. Soft flours have less gluten, which usually means you'll get a finer crumbly texture; perfect for cakes and cupcakes.

By mixing plain flour with corn flour you can get a similar effect. While it's not technically the same as what you'd buy from the store, it will still help you make cakes with a better crumb.

Time: 5 minutes

Plain flour (all-purpose flour)
Corn flour (corn starch)
Measuring spoons & cups

First measure out the amount of flour your recipe calls for. Add this to one of your bowls.

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For every cup of flour you have measured, remove two tablespoons of flour. You won't need to use this, so you can just add it back to your container.

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Replace the tablespoons of flour with tablespoons of corn flour. Then stir to combine.

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To make sure that the flour and corn flour are properly incorporated you'll need to sift the mixture at least three times.

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It can be handy to make your cake flour the night before and put it in a labelled container. This way you don't have to worry about sifting and measuring the extra ingredients on the day you're baking; you can just add in your pre-measured flour mix.

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Corn flour is the term used in the UK and Australia. It is not technically a flour. In the US corn flour is referred to as corn starch. Corn meal will not have the same results.

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