hope the baking experts can help...

lizbeth-gardenerJune 10, 2014

I am in the midst of baking a cake for a community dinner tomorrow and just discovered a discrepancy in the recipe. I am baking a carrot cake that came from the recipe exchange forum (lindac's recipe-post is titled Looking for:T&T Carrot Cake) and got to the part where it says to add the baking powder, but the recipe calls for baking soda. Can anyone pull this up and tell me which sounds right? At times like this it would be great to understand the purpose of the ingredients and how they interact with each other!

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colleenoz

Pretty sure the baking "powder" is a misprint as one of the other ingredients is buttermilk. Acid ingredients such as buttermilk activate the baking soda.
Baking powder does not require an acid.
In addition, my carrot cake recipe which is similar has baking soda.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 11:01PM
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ann_t

Colleen is right. The recipe is here on this link and further down the page Linda confirms that it is baking Soda.

Here is a link that might be useful: Linda's Carrot Cake

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 11:07PM
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lizbeth-gardener

Colleenoz and Ann t.--thank you both for that info. I went ahead with the soda after finding a very similar recipe. Colleen I wondered about the buttermilk/soda thing, but wasn't sure how it worked-thanks for enlightening me! Cake is out of the oven and looks and smells delicious!

Liz

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 12:48AM
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