Substituting Baking Soda for Baking Powder

The next time you are ready to bake and don’t have baking powder, use baking soda. It’s a great substitute when you run out.

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Baking Powder Substitute

You can easily make your own baking powder with baking soda and cream of tartar—a simple substitute when you run out.

Last week, I found myself with some extremely old-looking baking powder. I would have to get a chisel out to the hard, crusted powder. So, instead of trusting that this expired baking powder would do its job, I researched a substitute.

That’s when I found out that you can use baking soda and cream of tartar in place of baking powder.

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Baking Powder

  • baking soda
  • cream of tartar

Here’s how to make baking powder:

Use two parts baking soda and one part cream of tartar as a substitute for baking powder.

  • ⅓ teaspoon baking soda plus ⅔ teaspoon cream of tartar equals one teaspoon of baking powder
  • ⅔ teaspoon baking soda plus one ⅓ teaspoon cream of tartar equals two teaspoons baking powder
  • One teaspoon baking soda plus two teaspoons cream of tartar equals one tablespoon baking powder
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