bowl of cookie batter, wooden spoon
measuring spoons full of baking powder
Photo: Liv Life

Baking Powder

On its most basic level, baking is about chemistry, and baking powder plays a key role in turning batter into a fluffy cake or muffin. Without it, your baked goods may not be worth eating.

For those times when you’ve run out of baking powder, you should be able to make your own using just a few other baking staples.

Blogger Kim Kelly offers a helpful baking powder recipe at her website Liv Life. Kelly actually breaks down the chemistry of baking powder, so not only will you have a handy substitution, you’ll also learn a little about the baking process. To get started, just gather up baking soda, corn starch, and cream of tartar.

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