Baking powder causes cakes to rise and have volume. Baking powder is a combination of baking soda (base) and cream of tartar (an acid) with something like cornstarch which keeps the base/acid combination stable. When the baking powder comes in contact with liquid in the recipe, the baking soda and cream of tartar interact and create air bubbles which gives volume to the cake.
When heated, the ingredients of the powder release carbonic acid gas, which bubbles up through the soft mixture; and, by making myriads of tiny hollows in it, renders the baked cake spongy and light.
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