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    If I have this recipe, what do they mean by 'cake flour'?

    Is that self raising or plain?

    What does baking soda do? Does that make the cake rise or is that for something else?

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    SAgirl I'm no baker but I would always use self raising so the cake actually rises I've used plain by mistake once and it wasn't pretty lol

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    Overseas you can buy different strengths? of flour.. They have cake, bread and pasta flour in the uk and it all has to do with the amount of protein in the flour.. I'd say it's plain flour and the soda is to make it rise and be more fluffy.


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    Cake flour is when you put 2(?) tablespoons of cornflour in and then fill the rest of a cup up with plain flour.
    Sorry, I can't remember the exact amounts, but if you google you'll find it!

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    Wow that's interesting I wonder if it will still rise with plain though I'm sure my recipe had the soda and it didn't rise at all. Keep me posted SAgirl I'm curious now. I do love baking cakes but I'm not great at it hehe

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    I would guess it would be plain flour as you have to add baking soda to it.

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    Thanks all, it's for DS's bday party on Sunday so really hoping it doesn't flop!

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    Ok, checked for you! For each cup of flour, you first put 2 tablespoons of cornflour into the cup and then fill up with plain flour. Sift together several times before you use it. And definitely add the baking powder if you want the cake to rise!

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    Thank you so much! Will try this


 

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