From [ profile] bearsir, but tweaked because I don't feel like talking about the "bad" ones.

Vegan chocolate cake can be really fucking good if you get the proportions right, even if the idea of vinegar and baking soda as a leavening agent is creepy. If only I had paid more attention to what those proportions were!

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(Found you via a comment on [ profile] suspectplaces' journal...)

Vinegar and baking soda is a common leavening combination in all kinds of baking. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is alkaline, so it reacts with acids to create carbon dioxide gas (bubbles = fluffy!). So adding any kind of acid to your mix along with baking soda will work--vinegar, orange juice, buttermilk, yogurt, etc. It's the exact same process that's achieved by using baking powder, which is just baking soda with an acid already mixed in (usually potassium bitartrate/cream of tartar, calcium acid phosphate, or sodium aluminum sulfate).

I'd bet anything your ex's recipe was from either Vegan With a Vengeance or The Veganomicon. See also



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