What Does Baking Powder Do?

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Understand the science behind your ingredients, and you will be able to manipulate the recipes to your liking.

Baking powder is a chemical way to leaven a cake, cookie, or another type of dough or batter. For first-time “leaveners”, to leaven a dough means to cause an expansion, and make it “rise”.

There are many leavening agents like yeast and baking powder, but also steam and air. This…