Can you substitute cream of tartar for baking soda or powder?

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Cream of tartar is tartaric acid. It and baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) are the two active ingredients of baking powder.
The substitution for 1 tsp. of baking powder is 1/4 tsp. baking soda + 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
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What is the purpose of cream of tartar in baking powder?

Cream of tartar is the potassium salt of tartaric acid that's left on the inside of wine casks once grapes have fermented.. Why is it used in baking? . It is used to stabili

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i dont know bou i do know that i am a former chef and Serena is on the right track, if you do not have cream of tarter, use 1 teaspoon of soda and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch, a
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