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    When you make a a cake you often use baking soda and molasses. Explain why these two ingredients are important. Describe, the chemistry behind the selection of these ingredients in baking.

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    In the baking of foods such as cakes and breads a leavening agent is often used. This agent will cause expansion of doughs and batters by the release of gases within such mixtures, producing baked products with porous structures. Typical leavening agents can ...

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    This question deals with the science of cooking.The solution to the question, explains the function of baking soda and molasses in cake making. In addition a couple of references for further reading and study are provided.