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Baking Powder Substitute

What is a Substitute for Baking Powder?

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Baking Powder Substitutes

Baking Powder substitute. If you’ve run out of baking powder for your recipe or your baking powder has gone bad, check below to substitute for baking powder.

You should substitute for baking powder and not just leave it out of the recipe in order to ensure that your baked goods rise properly. There are three types of baking powder: fast-acting, slow-acting and double-acting with double-acting being the most common type. This means that the powder reacts once when liquid is added and again when heat is introduced. Remember that baking soda and baking powder are different and not directly interchangeable.

Substitutions for Baking Powder:

Baking Powder Amount Substitute
Baking Powder substitute 1 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda +plus 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar +plus 1/4 teaspoon Cornstarch
*OR* 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda +plus 1/2 Cup Buttermilk AND decrease the other liquid in the recipe by 1/2 Cup
Double-acting Baking Powder substitute 1 teaspoon 1 &1/2 teaspoons single-action Baking Powder


But remember, when making a substitute for baking powder be sure to measure accurately for best results. These substitutions for baking powder are for baking and make little difference in the baked good quality, but some substitutions for baking powder may alter slightly the taste, texture, weight, or moisture content of the finished product.

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