What Makes A Cake Rise? (VIDEO)

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Mmmmmm....cake; sweet, fluffy and delicious. But what, exactly, turns a dense, wet mess of batter into a light, airy cake?

Here's a hint: It's not yeast, which you'll know if you've made a cake from scratch. Bread: yeast, beer: yeast, even some kinds of doughnuts: yeast. Cake?

 

 

 

 

If you want to know the one ingredient you must never, ever leave out of a cake, check out this video -- and try not to get too hungry.

 

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libby261 libby261

Yes, of course...baking powder.   Too easy!  Baking powder for biscuits, cakes and cookies and yeast for bread! I always add additional baking powder and baking soda to my Buisquik bisquit mix for perfect fluffy biscuits every time.   I don't usually make cakes from scratch (although I do know how to thanks to my Betty Crocker cook book), I usually use a mix. 

Saphi... SaphiraJFire

the video did not play not even on youtube.

Ari. Ari.

Depends on the type of cake. Some cakes do not have baking powder.

nonmember avatar Carly

baking powder or baking soda, sometimes both! i make homemade cakes from home and i try to make different types, if you ever need to make a vegan cake use a TBLS of applesauce for each egg and soy milk, but you have to increase the leavenings!

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