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queen jean

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hi when making red velvet cupcakes is it ok to use baking soda or best to use baking powder .cos ive found a recipe that said use baking soda ,its also plain flour too in the recipe .just though id ask if anyone as come across this before or made any using the bake soda or bake powder ,little one wants us to make some this week while they off school .thanks

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Queen of Puds

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I think I'd just use SR flour & forget the messing about? Dep on how much it calls for I might add a bit of baking powder for the extra rise? (Isn't baking soda just what the Americans call it anyway?)

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queen jean

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thanks qop yes think americans may call it bakeing soda ,well we gonna have a go today if we get time .see what they turn out like .went out and got the red food colour yesterday .no buttermilk though so will just use milk .oh well it will pass an hour on .

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Janice

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" thanks qop yes think americans may call it bakeing soda ,well we gonna have a go today if we get time .see what they turn out like .went out and got the red food colour yesterday .no buttermilk though so will just use milk .oh well it will pass an hour on . "

No they are different. Baking soda is bicarbonate of soda and baking powder is just that, baking powder. The recipe I have for red velvet cupcakes has in it, 1 teaspoon of baking soda (bicarb) as well as 1 teaspoon of baking powder. 350 grams of plain flour is used.

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SonyaK

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"Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali, bicarbonate of soda, and an acid, cream of tartar, plus a filler like cornflour or rice flour which absorbs moisture."

Recipes that use baking soda - bicarb soda - have an acid ingredient like buttermilk in them, to react with the alkaline bicarb soda and produce the gas for rising.
Baking powder has the alkali and acid in it, so the two are used differently.

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queen jean

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thanks janice for clearing that up yes your right ,well we made the cupcakes and they were smashing nice and red .just the right colour and tasted great .will use that recipe again

 
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