Acids, Bases & Salts (C10)

(a) For the preparation of cakes, baking powder is used. If at home your mother uses baking soda instead of baking powder, how will it affect the taste of the cake and why?

(b) How is baking soda be converted into baking powder?

(c) What makes the cake soft and spongy?

Answer

a) The cake will have a bitter taste because of the formation of Na2CO3 / sodium carbonate while baking / heating

b) By adding tartaric acid

c) The liberated CO2 gas