Homemade Cake Flour

filed under: Cakes on October 26, 2011

Have you ever wondered how to make Homemade Cake Flour??? I am sharing all the PRO baker secrets!

Homemade Cake Flour! from iambaker.net


How to Make Homemade Cake Flour

To make a large batch:

6 cups all-purpose flour

12 tablespoons of cornstarch

  1. Measure out 5 1/4 cups (656g) of all-purpose flour.
  2. Now add 12 tablespoons (3/4 cup) of cornstarch.
  3. Sift 5-6 times and store or use as needed. (Don’t skip the sifting!)

You can use this is any recipe that calls for cake flour.

Are you measuring your flour correctly?

Try these tips to make sure that it’s perfect every time and that you don’t ever have a sunken cake again!

  1. Fluff up the flour with a fork or spoon.
  2. Use a spoon to add the flour into your dry-cup measure (the one that measures exactly a cup at the top)
  3. Scrape off the excess with the straight edge of a knife.


Homemade Cake Flour! EASY and FAST and so much CHEAPER than store bought!

Professional bakers know that using CAKE FLOUR creates a beautiful crumb and a perfectly perfect cake.

See how I store my flour here… “How to Store Sugar“.  I used the exact same container and method for all of my flours!!

How to Store Flour!

4.75 from 4 votes
Homemade Cake Flour! EASY and FAST and so much CHEAPER than store bought!
Homemade Cake Flour
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Have you ever wondered how to make Homemade Cake Flour??? I am sharing all the PRO baker secrets!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Cake Flour
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 c flour
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  1. Measure out one cup of AP flour.
  2. Remove two tablespoons flour from the cup.
  3. Add in two tablespoons of cornstarch.
  4. Sift together.

Try these other fabulous Homemade Recipes:

Homemade Baking Spray (Pan Release)

Homemade Cake Mix

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  • Peggy Wallace says:

    Going to try this and thanks. Have a Merry CH

  • Tia Annie says:

    Thank you!!
    I sift mine 5 times, it definitely makes a difference!!

  • Geethu says:

    Can you tel me how to make home made bread flour ? i had gone through your ultimate cookie guidlines & it was mentioned as bread flour so i went to chek to the baking store but couldnt find ????.

  • Tree says:

    I think the video was AWESOME. 5 stars. Make more videos

  • Koula says:

    Would you use the same measurements for Self raising cake flour? I have some recipes which call for that instead of all purpose.

  • Carole says:

    Thank you for a simple way to make cake flour. Can’t wait to try it! Merry Christmas and many blessings!

  • Karen says:

    Do you sift the 6 c of all purpose flour first before taking the 12T does this work in angel food cake from scratch?

  • Judi says:

    It all sounds good to me . I’ll try the recipes

  • Kelly Sucher says:

    I had not idea this was even possible! Thank you so much for sharing. I am making my brother’s birthday cake this weekend, so this is perfect timing.

  • Lucy Silva says:

    Do you have a recipe for making cake? Like whitevanilla cake?

  • Mary says:

    Do you have a recipe for brownies made with a can of heashys syrup ?

  • Brenda Ingram says:

    I love learning how to make your own at home. I really enjoy all the info.

  • Sandra Lamb says:


  • Lisa riddick says:

    Hello, i love your page, please send me a butter pound cake recipe

  • Madeline mascari says:

    I enjoy watching your videos and love to cook and bake myself

  • Jeanmarie Harris says:

    Do u measure flour before or after sifting?
    Why should u add flour first and last?

  • Chris says:

    Can I sift this using a stand mixer? Or do I have to put it through a sifter? Thank you😊

  • Pesamie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipes… More power to you….

  • Pinky says:

    Can i have a copy of recipes for cupcakes, cakes and deserts.

  • Kim Lang says:

    Love all these recipes and tips for cooking..

  • Kim lang says:

    Can I use this for any cake recipe..orhow do I determine.when I use the cake flour..
    Thank you so much

  • Stella kosu says:

    Thanks so much for all your lovely recipes…am impressed.

  • Marty says:

    Making this cake flour is for whit cakes. I need to make a yellow cake, my husbands favorite. How do l do theat with the white cake flour???

  • rebecca black says:

    all you need to do is to add the whole egg yoke included and then add a little more veggie oil white cake turns yellow

  • Tammy Harris says:

    Have you ever made homemade cake flour that is Gluten Free?? I need hood Gluten Free cake flour!!!

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      lol I haven’t, but you can sure try it with a 1:1 blend!