Can cake flour go bad?

by Kim Gunther
(Olive Branch, MS)

I am trying to find a real good cake recipe from scratch. All the ones that I use are real dense and not very bouncy or moist.

Is it my cake flour? It could be getting old. Which flour is good, cake or all purpose?

I have always used cake mixes but want a good cake that is bouncy and moist but that doesn't taste like a box.

Thanks
Kim

From the editor:

Hi Kim,

I would recommend starting with the Yellow Cake recipe we have here on the site and seeing how that goes.

As far as which flour, I use unbleached all purpose flour mixed with 2 tablespoons of corn starch for every cup of flour used. This gives a similar result to cake flour but it's less expensive to use. Flour can get old and this could affect the taste and texture of your cakes.

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