Baking Substitutions

OK..I know...this is supposed to be a blog dedicated to healthy foods right?? Well, hopefully there are a bunch of people looking at my blog and they might bake so I gotta cater to them too...after all, even if you yourself are on a diet, the rest of the family might still enjoy a great cake every now and then so here are a few tips on some baking substitutions that might come in handy.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE                                                             USE
1 tsp. baking powder                                1/2 tsp baking soda plus 1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar           1/2 cup sugar mixed with 2 tbs molasses

1 oz (1 square) unsweetened                     3 tbs unsweetened cocoa plus 1 tbs shortening
baking chocolate 

3 oz (3 squares) semisweet                       3 oz (1/2 cup) semisweet chocolate morsels
baking chocolate

1 cup sweetened whipped cream              4 1/2 oz thawed frozen whipped topping

1 cup heavy cream                                  3/4 cup whole milk plus 1/4 cup butter
(for baking, not whipping) 

1 cup cake flour                                      1 cup minus 2 tbs all-purpose flour

1 cup honey                                            1 1/4 cups granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup water

1 pkg active dry yeast                             1 cake compressed yeast

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