How to Make Baking Powder

Don't have baking powder on hand? Or just want to make it yourself? It is easy and only takes about 1 minute to make.

Many bake goods require baking powder--cakes, coffee cakes, biscuits, muffins, quick breads, and some cookies. Substituting baking soda for baking powder can produce less than desirable results. Making baking powder requires using only two common ingredients: baking soda and cream of tartar.

What you will need to make baking powder

  • Baking soda
  • Cream of tartar

To make 1 tablespoon of baking powder

  1. Place 1 teaspoon baking soda and 2 teaspoons cream of tartar into a small bowl.
  2. Mix until thoroughly combined; use right away.

Tips for making baking powder

  • It is best to mix up only as much as needed for the moment. To store it, add a teaspoon of corn starch make sure to keep it tightly sealed in an airtight container.
  • To make a larger (or smaller) amount, you can easily adjust the quantities. To help, use the cooking measurement calculator.

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