How Much Baking Powder?!

Baking By cakelove2105 Updated 1 Feb 2014 , 4:27pm by FromScratchSF

cakelove2105 Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 3:46am
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Hello Here,

 

How much baking powder do you use in your cake recipe? In what cake size cake?

 

Thank you guys :)

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SPCOhio Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 4:03am
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AThe quantity of baking powder will be determined by the quantity of your other ingredients. There is a general ratio of about one teaspoon for every cup of flour, but that can change depending upon how much sugar you are using, whether you are also using baking powder or other ingredients that contribute to leavening. Is there a particular recipe that piqued your curiosity?

cakelove2105 Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 4:26am
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Originally Posted by SPCOhio 

The quantity of baking powder will be determined by the quantity of your other ingredients. There is a general ratio of about one teaspoon for every cup of flour, but that can change depending upon how much sugar you are using, whether you are also using baking powder or other ingredients that contribute to leavening. Is there a particular recipe that piqued your curiosity?

Hi SPCOhio, I used 171 g of sugar and 171 g of flour, same amount of butter too. I just needed I little bit of batter and I struggled a lot to figure out the amount baking powder :(

SPCOhio Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 4:34am
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AWhat liquids are you using and how many eggs/egg whites/egg yolks?

cakelove2105 Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 4:44am
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Originally Posted by SPCOhio 

What liquids are you using and how many eggs/egg whites/egg yolks?

I used 1 whole egg and 1 yolk. and 1/2 cup of milk (fat free)

SPCOhio Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 4:56am
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AOk. The recipe seems a little low on the egg side, which I think means it would benefit from additional baking powder. Try a teaspoon of baking powder, or maybe even a teaspoon and a half. How much did your original recipe call for? I think you said in your other post that you quartered the recipe...so did the original call for only a teaspoon?

cakelove2105 Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 11:16pm
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Original message sent by SPCOhio

Ok. The recipe seems a little low on the egg side, which I think means it would benefit from additional baking powder. Try a teaspoon of baking powder, or maybe even a teaspoon and a half. How much did your original recipe call for? I think you said in your other post that you quartered the recipe...so did the original call for only a teaspoon?

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the original recipe called for 1 tbs of baking powder. butter, sugar, and flour where 400g, 1 cup of milk, and 6 eggs

dynee Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 11:44pm
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Cakelove,    If the original recipe called for 1 Tablespoon BP, and you cut it in half,  that is  1 1/2 tsp.

There are three teaspoons in a tablespoon,  half of three is one and a half.

cakelove2105 Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 12:07am
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Originally Posted by dynee 
 

Cakelove,    If the original recipe called for 1 Tablespoon BP, and you cut it in half,  that is  1 1/2 tsp.

There are three teaspoons in a tablespoon,  half of three is one and a half.

I did 3/4 of the recipe not half. I cut the recipe in half and then cut the half in half and added them. The result is what I make.

Dayti Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 1:37am
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AIf you are making 3/4 of the recipe, it should be 300g butter, sugar and flour, 3/4 cup milk, 3/4 tbsp BP (2 1/4 tsp), and 4.5 eggs.

I don't know why you originally talked of 171g then, but in theory 1 1/4 tsp BP should suffice for that amount. For the eggs for 171g of S, B, F you should be using 2.5 eggs though, not 1.5! On the other hand, you talk of using 1/2 cup of milk which is half the original recipe... For the 171g recipe you need 100ml. It's all a bit of a mess!

cakelove2105 Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 4:32am
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Originally Posted by Dayti 

If you are making 3/4 of the recipe, it should be 300g butter, sugar and flour, 3/4 cup milk, 3/4 tbsp BP (2 1/4 tsp), and 4.5 eggs.

I don't know why you originally talked of 171g then, but in theory 1 1/4 tsp BP should suffice for that amount. For the eggs for 171g of S, B, F you should be using 2.5 eggs though, not 1.5! On the other hand, you talk of using 1/2 cup of milk which is half the original recipe... For the 171g recipe you need 100ml. It's all a bit of a mess!

I got confused. I made 1/4 plus half of it. this is why it came down to 171 grams. But its a mess anyways lol

FromScratchSF Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 5:44am
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Hello!  This looks like a made up recipe or something to me, I don't do grams because I am in the US and grams mean nothing to me, However if you are scratch baking you need to follow rules.  Asking how much baking powder goes in a recipe is a question that can never be answered because we don't have your recipe.  I suggest you get some baking books on how to scratch bake and learn at the bare minimum baker's percentages for the cake you are trying to make.

 

Best of luck!

 

Jennifer

FromScratchSF Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 5:46am
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PS the "made up" statement is regards to me being in the US and grams look totally weird to me.  LOL  I'm sure you have a recipe you got from somewhere.

cakelove2105 Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 11:44am
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Original message sent by FromScratchSF

Hello!  This looks like a made up recipe or something to me, I don't do grams because I am in the US and grams mean nothing to me, However if you are scratch baking you need to follow rules.  Asking how much baking powder goes in a recipe is a question that can never be answered because we don't have your recipe.  I suggest you get some baking books on how to scratch bake and learn at the bare minimum baker's percentages for the cake you are trying to make.

Best of luck!

Jennifer

Thanks Jennife. Yoy know what? I'm going to take your advice. Can you recommend a good baking book that talks about that? I really need to know how much baking powder should be used for x amount of other ingredients. I guess baking has a lot of math lol

FromScratchSF Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 4:27pm
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The Cake Bible talks about it extensively and is highly recommended.  So does Bakewise.

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