When I do a recipe I always call for the self raising flour for cakes and cookies. So I know in some countries  you are unable to find the self raising flour. If you have to go through a recipe which calls for cake flour try doing it in this way. Both will work like a charm.

Adding baking powder and salt to plain flour  is really simple and easy. Make a big batch and keep for cakes or multiply the amounts and do for the recipe calls for self raising flour.

Commercially we use cake flour for baking. It gives a soft texture to the cakes . So use this simple method with corn flour to get the same texture as in shop bought cakes. I know you will love these two methods that will save your money and time too.


For the self raising Flour

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 11/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt.


  1. Add 1 cup plain flour and 11/2 tsp baking powder with 1/4 tsp baking powder in to a sifter. Sift all together 3 times to bowl and the self raising flour is ready.


For the cake flour

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp. corn flour


  1. Put one cup of flour in to a mixing bowl and take 2 tablespoons of flour out. Add 2 table of corn flour in to the flour. Sift 3 times. So the cake flour is ready.
Posted by:The Culinary Corner

Hi, I am Menaka. I was a teacher for 18 years and after migrating to Australia accidentally I found an amazing lady called " Mary" who directed me to become a chef.I studied 3 years while working and became a qualified chef. After I studied about baking and hospitality management. My son is very enthusiastic in video editing and wanted me to start recording my cooking.Thats the beginning of you tube channel "The Culinary Corner" I am a full time employee. I record all the videos by my self. As a child I started helping and cooking with my granny and I used to experiment and trying various cooking styles. That led me in this path very smoothly. I still try to experiment and adjust recipes to move with this busy and globalised world.

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