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Baking powder

What is baking powder? About the ingredient baking powder. Including 5,715 recipes with baking powder, nutrition data, where it's found, and video.


Baking powder is generally just baking soda mixed with an acid, and a number of kitchen acids may be mixed with baking soda to simulate commercial blends of baking powder.

Vinegar (dilute acetic acid), especially white vinegar, is also a common acidifier in baking; for example, many heirloom chocolate cake recipes call for a tablespoon or two of vinegar.

Where a recipe already uses buttermilk or yoghurt, baking soda can be used without cream of tartar (or with less).

Alternatively, lemon juice can be substituted for some of the liquid in the recipe, to provide the required acidity to activate the baking soda.

In China, a small amount of powdered coal is sometimes added to baking soda to simulate baking powder.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tsp (5g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 4Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2.3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 22% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Baking powder is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Baking powder is a member of the Baked Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does baking powder weigh?

measure grams
1 tsp 5
1 tsp 2

In Chinese:发酵粉
British (UK) term: Baking powder
en français:levure
en español:levadura en polvo

Recipes using baking powder

There are 5280 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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