Baking powder is a common ingredient in cakes, added as a raising agent. Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali, bicarbonate of soda, and an acid, cream of tartar, plus a filler like corn flour or rice flour or all-purpose flour which absorbs moisture.
The powder is activated when liquid is added, producing carbon dioxide and forming bubbles that cause the mixture to expand. For this reason, it is important to get your cake mixture into the oven quickly once the ‘wet’ ingredients have been added to the ‘dry’ ingredients.
Baking powder and baking soda are both baking essentials, and depending on the specific recipe you may need one or the other (or both). I don’t know about you, but I tend to run out of baking powder faster than soda. Did you know that you can make baking powder at home?
Today I am here to share my recipe of how to make baking powder at home to solve baking powder shortage problem of every kitchen. Knowing this simple formula of homemade baking powder has helped me out in a pinch. I hope this baking powder making at home in 5 minutes will resolve your baking problems.