Topic: Cake Flour Substitute

swsha4    -- 01-12-2008 @ 11:52 AM
  I am wondering if one can substitute spelt flour for cake flour in baking cakes.  I know that cake flour has less gluttons than all-purpose and spelt does too, so I was wondering if it would react the same.  If not, is there a way to compensate and still use it?

I have a family member who can eat spelt but not regular wheat and many other wheat flours.

TableBread    -- 01-26-2008 @ 10:05 AM
  Swsha - although I don't know of any specific recipes to substitute for cake flour I do know of a really good gluten free blog that could get you going in the right direction:

She also has a ton of gluten free blogs in her blogroll.  Check it out, maybe you can find your answer there!

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swsha4    -- 01-26-2008 @ 10:08 AM
  Thanks so much for the links!

zakattak    -- 08-03-2010 @ 12:05 PM
  Think about it this way: Cake flour is 27x finer then regular all-purpose flour. It's an interesting fact, really, but it helps me out a lot.


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SWEETIRIS    -- 09-08-2010 @ 10:30 AM
  I once substituted spelt flour for regular flour in one of my sponge cakes - it didn't work - it was supposed to be a very airy and fluffy cake but because of the substitution it became a dense and hard cake.  Depending on the recipe flour substitutions don't always work unfortunately.  You have to get a recipe which specifically mentions the different use of flours...

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