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Baking Substitutions

Baking substitutions come in handy when you're in the middle of baking a cake and suddenly realize you don't have any baking powder! You can find an acceptable substitution for baking powder in the chart below. There are some things that are easy to exchange with something else, such as different kinds of flour and different kinds of milk. But, some substitutions for baking don't exist, such as trying to use something else for all the eggs in a cake recipe (I've never found any suitable substitute for eggs in any recipe).

Baking Substitutions Chart

1 square unsweetened chocolate3 tablespoons cocoa plus 1 tablespoon butter
2 large eggs3 small eggs
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour1 cup sifted cake flour plus 2 tablespoons
1 cup sifted cake flour1 cup sifted all-purpose flour minus 2 tablespoons
1 cup self-rising flour1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup honey3/4 cup sugar plus 1/4 cup liquid
1 cup whole milk1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water
1 cup whole milk3 to 5 tablespoons nonfat dry milk solids in 1 cup water
1 cup sour milk or buttermilk1 or 2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar with enough milk to make 1 cup (let stand 5 minutes)
1 cup light cream7/8 cup milk plus 3 tablespoons butter
1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon apple or pumpkin pie spice1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup corn syrup1/2 cup granulated sugar plus 2 tablespoons liquid
1 egg2 egg yolks. When baking add 1 tablespoon water to 2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon lemon or orange peel1/2 teaspoon dried peel
1 package active, dry yeast1 tablespoon dry or 1 cake compressed

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