Baking Powder Substitutes

Baking Powder Replacement

One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made when baking is using baking powder and baking soda interchangeably. The two raising agents are completely different and also have different purposes in baking. This is the perfect substitute for baking powder when you don’t have it in your pantry!

Difference between baking powder and Baking Soda

In simple terms; baking powder spreads and baking powder rises. Baking soda is perfect for recipes like cookies, and baking powder is used in recipes like biscuits, breads. etc. There are a number of recipes which call for a combination of baking powder and baking soda (cakes, muffins, etc.) 

Scientifically, baking soda is just sodium bicarbonate, and needs both acid and liquids to activate and work in baked goods. However, baking powder is a combination of acid and sodium bicarbonate which means that it only needs a liquid for it to activate. 

How to make Baking Powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda + 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Use this ratio for every teaspoon of baking powder in a recipe 

Some recipes you can try using baking powder:

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