Substitution for Baking Powder

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December 5, 2006

If you run out of baking powder when you need some, use 2 level teaspoons cream of tartar to one teaspoon baking soda. This is equal to 4 teaspoons of tartrate baking powder, the kind you usually have in the kitchen.

By Evelyn from Greeley, CO

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August 31, 2017

I am making a blackberry cobbler. I am out of baking powder. Am I able to substitute anything? I do have a huge bag of Krusteaz pancake mix, if I add some sugar, butter, and an egg, will it come out OK?


August 31, 20170 found this helpful

Try one of these:
Mix ¼ teaspoon baking soda with ½ teaspoon tartar cream. ...


Mix ½ teaspoon baking soda with ½ cup buttermilk, sour milk or plain yogurt. ...
Mix ¼ teaspoon baking soda with 1/3 cup of molasses

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August 31, 20170 found this helpful

I skip the baking powder in a lot of recipes and it turns out fine.

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August 31, 20170 found this helpful

I use 1/4 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp cream of tarter to substitute baking powder when I run out. This amount equals 1 tsp of baking powder.
In answer to your question about the Krusteaz: you probably can add some sugar and a little butter along with the liquid recommended. However, it will simply be an experiment on your part and I personally can't answer how much for you. This is how new recipes are formed and it just may become your new favorite! Good Luck!

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August 31, 20170 found this helpful

Here is a Baking Powder Substitute:

2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 tablespoon baking soda


1 tablespoon cornstarch

Sift together.

One teaspoon of this is equal to 1 teaspoon baking powder.

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September 7, 20170 found this helpful

Blackberry cobbler is so easy to make and you can use fresh or frozen blackberries.

Step 1
Baking powder substitutes "recipes" will always mean you have to have baking soda but I have found that many people do not have either one so what can you use?

Step 2
If you do not have the baking power or the baking soda then it would be a better idea to just use self rising flour as neither of these are required for a cobbler.

Step 3
You mentioned that you had a large bag of Krusteaz pancake mix so it seems you were thinking about using this for you cobbler? This makes a very good cobbler so be sure to try it next time.


Krusteaz does not give a recipe for making cobbler with their pancake mix probably because they make a great cobbler mix that they want you to buy. Here is a universal cobbler recipe using pancake mix (almost all brands of pancake mixes contain the same ingredients) that I think you would like.

Here is an excellent recipe if you want to try making your cobbler with self-rising flour.

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