Baking powderBaking powder is a dry chemical leavening agent used in baking. When it comes in contact with acidic ingredient, it releases carbon dioxide gas, which forms bubbles and leavens the mixture it is in.
Common baking powder formulations include:
- sodium bicarbonate and cream of tartar
- calcium phosphate and sodium bicarbonate
- sodium bicarbonate and citric acid
See also: Baking soda