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Adele Savage | 27 Oct 2013 in Cooking School | 1 Response

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After watching the video and downloading the recipe for the Mocha cake I noticed that it calls for self-raising flour and baking powder. Would this not lead to a bigger air bubbles in the mixture? Or is this mixture specifically a bit heavier and requires the extra carbon dioxide? I was always under the impression that self-raising flour was just normal flour with a chemical leavener already added.

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Ellen Sinclair answered on 31 Oct 2013

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Hi Adele,

Self-raising flour does have a bit of chemical leavener added but recipes often add two. For example a recipe using plain flour will add baking powder and baking soda. This is just to make sure that your cake is nice and fluffy like it's meant to be.

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