- Joined Apr 21, 2010
i live in the uk and have read many recipes that call for "cake flour" n specifically say "not self raising". there is no cake flour here so i need help finding out what i can substitute it with, can you help me?
Rose Levy Berenbaum suggests using bleached all-purpose flour if cake flour is not readily available. Apparently, bleaching process roughens up the flour grains somewhat making it easier to achieve a tender crumb than when using unbleached all-purpose. She emphasizes, however, that when subbing the bleached AP for cake it's essential to sift the flour into the measuring cup and level with a straight edge and then sift again with whatever leavening you are using.