How to make Cake Flour or Bread Flour - a photo of flour in a bowl, surrounded by cornstarch, vital wheat gluten, a whisk and measuring spoons.
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Homemade Cake Flour, Bread Flour, and Self-Rising Flour

Spare yourself a trip to the grocery store and learn to how to quickly make cake flour, bread flour and self-rising flour at home! 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Kitchen Staples
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: how to make cake flour
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 515kcal
Author: Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

Cake Flour

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (4 1/2 ounces or 129 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (3/4 ounce or 16 grams)

Bread Flour

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (4 1/2 ounces or 129 grams)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vital wheat gluten (1/8 ounce or 4 grams)

Self-Rising Flour

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (4 1/2 ounces or 129 grams)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (4 grams)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (1 gram)

Instructions

To Make Cake Flour

  • Measure out the all-purpose flour into a medium bowl.
  • Subtract 2 tablespoons flour and replace with 2 tablespoons cornstarch (3/4 ounce or 16 grams).
  • Whisk or sift to combine.

To Make Bread Flour

  • Measure out the all-purpose flour into a medium bowl.
  • Subtract 1 1/2 teaspoons flour and replace with 1 1/2 teaspoons vital wheat gluten (1/8 ounce or 5 grams).
  • Whisk or sift to combine.

To Make Self-Rising Flour

  • Measure out the all-purpose flour into a medium bowl.
  • Add baking powder and salt.
  • Whisk or sift together (note: you can't sift if you use kosher salt. Use a less coarse option like sea salt for sifting).

Nutrition

Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 109g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 5.8mg