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How to Measure Flour

Whether you’re baking a cake or making pie dough, measuring flour properly is one of the most important cooking tips you should follow. Using incorrect methods can negatively affect the quality of your dish. 
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time1 min
Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Eden
Cost: $1


  • measuring cups


  • 1 cup Flour


  • The first step in measuring all-purpose flour, almond flour, or any other type of flour is to first fluff it in the bag or canister used for storage. This helps avoid scooping up packed flour.
    fluffing flour with a spoon
  • The next step is to grab your measuring cup and a spoon or scoop. You should use the spoon or scoop to pour the flour into the measuring cup. Avoid collecting the flour with the measuring cup directly as this results in packed-down flour.
    how to mneasure flour
  • For the third step, you’ll need a knife like a butter knife. Use the flat edge of the knife and scrape it across the top edges of the measuring cup. This helps remove excess flour without packing it down.
    leveling flour with a butter knife