Kitchen Tip: DIY Homemade Cake Flour

When I got ready to bake up Madeline’s Yellow Birthday Cake Cupcakes last week for our family party night, I noticed that I was out of cake flour. I did not want to head out of another errand just to pick up a box of flour after spending the morning at various craft and party stores picking up the remaining items on my party list.

easy diy cake flour substitute

Photo credits: Grinding Your Own Flours and Using Whole Grains
by Allison of Some the Wiser

I was also out of buttermilk, but I already knew a good homemade buttermilk substitute. A quick message to my friend Shaina on Skype was returned with the answer I needed. “Okie dokie, then.” I said and proceeded to bake up some scrumptious cupcakes for my birthday girl using this easy DIY substitute. I wouldn’t use this all the time, but it is nice when you’re in a pinch.

Since I didn’t know about this handy substitution, I am guessing that a few of you probably did not know about it either. Thanks again, Shaina, for sharing this!

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Easy DIY Substitute: How to Make Homemade Cake Flour

All it takes are two common ingredients that you’ve likely already got stocked away in your kitchen cabinets. Next time you find yourself needing cake flour, try this easy DIY cake flour substitute rather than running to the store.

You’ll Need:

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Bowl
  • Whisk

Directions For 1/2 cup Homemade Cake Flour Substitute:

Add 1 tablespoon cornstarch to a 1/2 cup measuring cup. Fill the remaining space with all-purpose flour. Pour mixture into a small bowl and whisk to combine. Proceed with the recipe as instructed.

Directions For 1 cup Homemade Cake Flour Substitute:

Add 2 tablespoons cornstarch to a 1 cup measuring cup. Fill the remaining space with all-purpose flour. Pour mixture into a small bowl and whisk to combine. Proceed with the recipe as instructed.

Directions For 2 cups Homemade Cake Flour Substitute:

Combine 1/4 cup cornstarch and 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour in a bowl. Whisk gently to sift the mixture together. Proceed with the recipe as instructed.