Baking powder is a leavening (raising) agent that is used to add volume and lighten baked goods such as cakes. It helps to provide a fluffy sponge by a chemical reaction that happens during baking.
Baking powder is a combination of an alkali, an acid, bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar along with a touch of cornflour to absorb the moisture. It is activated when it is combined with liquid such as when making a cake. A chemical reaction takes place and carbon dioxide is produced causing bubbles which helps the mixture to expand thus creating a light and air-y sponge for example.
- Wheat Flour,
- Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate E450(i),
- Sodium Bicarbonate E500(ii)