• Chemical reactions in baking a cake

    Chemical reactions in baking a cake

    When baking a cake it is considered as a chemical change because you can’t get your ingredients back and we know that it is a chemical change because heat energy is involved. When you are mixing your cake, it includes such ingredients as water, oil, and eggs. Simple forms of dissolving and mixing are considered physical changes, but mixing the ingredients of a cake is not a simple mixing process. A chemical change starts to occur when the ingredients are mixed, forming new substances. Carbon dioxide is one of the major gases that are responsible for leavening in baking. In cakes, it comes from the reaction of sodium bicarbonate under…