Also known as Baking Soda or bicarbonate of soda.
Baking soda is one of the most commonly-used chemical leavening agents. It is an alkaline salt which requires heat and/or an acid to generate leavening gases. Similar to other chemical leaveners, it is typically used in baked products that do not require yeasts such as cakes, cookies, muffins and cupcakes.
Sodium Bicarbonate can be used in the manufacture of several baked goods like cookies, cakes, muffins and cupcakes.
Some considerations when using baking soda: