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Q: Why do you put baking soda into cake dough?
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Do you have to use baking soda for a sponge cake?

No, if you put soda in a cake it would probably taste horrible and it would be all mushy and squishy and damp. What you do have to put in, however, is baking soda which looks like white flour.

Does it matter how much baking soda you put in a cake?

yes, it certainly does. Baking soda reacts with acidic ingredients in the batter, producing bubbles of gas that make the cake rise. Too much or too little baking soda puts the acid / alkaline mix off balance, and the cake will fall flat.

How do you use baking powder to make cookies rise?

Cookie dough recipes generally call for either baking soda or baking powder, which create gas that expands and causes the dough to rise while baking.

Do cookies taste beter with out baking soda?

Baking soda is essentially tasteless. The flavor won't be affected much either way. However, i wouldn't recommend baking them without soda because it alters the baking process. If you don't want to put baking soda in, I suggest just eating the dough.

What will brownies do if you put a certain amount of baking powder or baking soda in them?

They will rise and not be as gooey. (More cake-like in result).

Why does a cake not rise when baking powder is not added?

Don't put too much baking soda when making a cake. Only put as much baking soda as it says.

If you put a cake that has baking powder in it in the fridge will the baking powder still be effective?

Yes, it's still effective. Refrigeration will not change the properties of baking soda.

Can you use bicarbonate soda instead of baking soda in a recipe?

No you Cant use Baking powder instead of bicarbonate of soda because if you put bicarbonate of soda into a cake mixture then you will get a very unpleasant taste !

What will happen to soda if you put baking soda in it?

Adding baking soda causes bubbling or effervescence.

What if you put baking soda in lemon aid?

baking soda starts bubbling

How do you make a volcano with vinegar?

baking soda and vinegar put the baking soda in first

How does baking soda help to make cake and bread soft and spongy?

it just does. there is special items put in baking powder to do that. if u don't add it, the cake is hard and rocky. carbon dioxide gas is produced when baking powder NaHCo3 is heated in the oven ,this gas evolution makes the cake spongy and fluffy