Cake flour is a finely milled white flour made from soft wheat. It has very low protein content, between 8% and 10%(lower than regular all-purpose flour), making it suitable for soft-textured cakes and cookies. The higher protein content of other flours would make these soft-textured cakes tough. You can buy it ready made at a well stocked grocery store, or you can make it at home yourself. Here's how:
YOU WILL NEED:
-6 cups regular all-purpose flour (white or wheat).
-12 tablespoons of cornstarch (cornflour).
INSTRUCTIONS:-Measure out the amount needed for your recipe.
-For every 1 cup of all-purpose flour called for, remove 2 tablespoons of flour.
-Now replace those 2 tablespoons of flour taken out with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch (cornflour).
-Sift 5-6 times and your cake flour is ready to use (this will prevent clamping when incorporated into a recipe as the flour is very fine).