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.
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