When in doubt… substitute!

Here are some of the substitutes for the ingredients, that I frequently use:

IngredientSubstitute
1 Cup Self Raising FlourAdd 1.5 tsp baking powder+ 1/4 tsp salt to 1 cup all purpose/plain flour.
1 Cup Cake Flour3/4 Cup Plain Flour (maida) + 2 tbsp cornflour
1 Cup Caster Sugarprocess 1 cup granulated sugar (usual sugar) in a food processor/mixer until fine, but don’t powder it like icing sugar.
1 Cup Icing Sugar1 cup sugar + 1 tsp cornstarch, put sugar & cornstarch in blender 1 minute or until powdered.
1 Cup Sour Cream1 Cup Plain yogurt
1 Cup Buttermilk1 Cup yogurt
1 1/4 Cup Mascarpone Cheese1 (8 ounce package) cream cheese softened = 1/4 cup heavy/whipping cream + 2 tbsp butter softened. Mix together all 3 ingredients until well blended.
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