Yes, as long as there is enough of an acidic ingredient to make a reaction (for 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, you need 1 cup of buttermilk or yogurt or 1 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar). Keep in mind that baking soda has 4 times the power of baking powder, so 1/4 teaspoon soda is equivalent to 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
Can we use baking soda instead of baking powder in cake?
If your recipe calls for baking powder and all you have at hand is baking soda, you may be able to substitute, but you need to include additional ingredients. Whats more, baking soda has much stronger leavening power than baking powder.
Can I use soda instead of baking powder?
If you have a baking recipe that calls for baking soda, and you only have baking powder, you may be able to substitute, but you will need 2 or 3 times as much baking powder for the same amount of baking soda to get the same amount of leavening power, and you may end up with something thats a little bitter tasting, ...
What happens if I omit baking soda from a recipe?
Baking soda is a salt that makes food light and fluffy. If you dont have this ingredient at hand, use a baking soda substitute. Without it, your cake wont rise and can turn out flat.
What happens if you forgot to put baking soda in a cake?
Your cake-bread will be dense, because the baking soda gases have not had the chance to add to and enlarge the creamed air bubbles into tiny balloons - and you have the weight of mashed banana, to boot. Nonetheless, you should have a serviceable product; slice the bread, then toast and butter the slices before serving.