7 Easy Baking Ingredient Substitutions


When I was working on my post about top baking questions found around the web, I found that a lot of questions surrounded finding substitutions for common baking ingredients like, baking powder, eggs, and butter. I was then inspired to write a post on common baking substitutions.

As bakers, sometimes we find ourselves in a situation where we have to make substitutions for certain ingredients in a recipe. Whether it’s due to a food allergy, dietary restrictions, or a refusal to make a run to the local grocery store, we all have pondered on the question “what can I use instead of that?”

It turns out that there are plenty of baking substitutions available for anyone willing to switch up their baking routine every once in a while.

Here are some baking substitutions for common baking ingredients:

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda + 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar = BAKING POWDER
  • two egg whites = 1 large EGG
  • 3 tablespoons of oil = 4 tablespoons of BUTTER
  • 1 cup milk + 1 tablespoon vinegar + 5 minutes = 1 cup BUTTERMILK
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour + 2 tablespoons cornstarch = 1 cup CAKE FLOUR
  • 1 cup sour cream =  1 cup PLAIN YOGURT
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa + 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil = 1 ounce BAKING CHOCOLATE

One thought on “7 Easy Baking Ingredient Substitutions

  1. Carlene says:

    I like this post because for someone like me who tries to bakes, but has no clue substitutions are good. At times its hard to find what you need, so this will prevent forgetting the idea and going to the store to buy the cookies vs baking them


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