Best Baking Substitutions Every Baker Needs to Know

Best Baking Substitutions Every Baker Needs to Know

With inflation on the rise, things can start to feel a little stressful when buying all of your baking ingredients. Sometimes a substitute will do the trick to save you a little money and still give you an outstanding cake. I made a list of easy baking substitutions a couple of years ago, and I wanted to bring it up again in case you guys needed a refresher! So, here are the best baking substitutions every baker needs to know (& that will make you’re baking much easier when in a pinch)!

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I will say using the exact ingredients is always preferred and will give you the best results for your cake, but sometimes substitutions are just needed! So, I hope you pull up this printable baking substitute chart when needed. Of course, if you don’t have an ingredient the recipe calls for, I want you to find ways for you to still bake your cakes! I’d rather you use a baking sub than not bake at all!

My printable baking substitute chart includes all the exact measurements you will need, plus what the subs will equal out to according to what your recipe calls for. For example, 1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar and 1 teaspoon of baking soda equals 2 eggs. The chart is super specific so hopefully, you will feel confident when needing to throw a sub in there last minute!

Best Baking Substitutions Every Baker Needs to Know

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Be sure to download the printable PDF version of this chart, so you can always have it on hand whenever you need it! And if you need even more substitution ideas, check out this post from Real Simple. You’ll find extra substitutions for other baking items needed for cookies, brownies, etc.

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I hope you’re able to refer to these baking substitutes now that you have my list! These really are tried and true ingredients, so I can honestly say these are the best baking substitutions every baker needs to know! For more tips and tricks on all things cake, follow me on Instagram @cakebycourtney

Courtney Rich

I’m a self-taught baker, obsessed with cake.

I long ago ditched box mixes in pursuit of melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for flavor combinations, fillings and textures. I believe cake must be decadent, life-changing and worthy of celebration! And I believe anyone should be able to bake that kind of cake – and I’m here to teach you just that!

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