Question by  Lee (42)

Do you double the baking powder if you double the recipe?

I am making a cake for a church picnic.


Answer by  catman529 (809)

Yes, of course, otherwise you will only get about 1/2 the amount of rise in the dough that you'll need.


Answer by  maber (1427)

Yes, if you double a recipe, you will need to double all the ingrediants including the baking powder otherwise your cake won't rise.


Answer by  greebo66 (27)

Yes you need to double every ingredient for the cake. You will need to vary the cooking time as well but not double it. Maybe make two cakes instead?


Answer by  martin (522)

Yes, you should double the baking powder if you are making a double recipe. You may get better results if you make two single recipes instead of one double recipe.


Answer by  Fritz (608)

Yes, double the baking powder otherwise the recipe won't turn out right and it will probably taste different than it is supposed to.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Yes, you should double every ingredient in the cake recipe, including the baking powder. Baking is about precise ratios, which should be the same no matter what size your batch is. That's what every person in my family does (and always has), and it has always worked for us.


Answer by  bash (1026)

You neednot double the baking power. You can add a reasonable quantity of baking power. You might have read a recipe and you wish to prepare double quantity.

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