Chocolate Chips Sinking In Cake

Decorating By WildSugar Updated 7 Sep 2009 , 5:20pm by 1234me

WildSugar Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 3:38am
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How do you keep the chips from all sinking to the bottom? I dont have a problem with it in my brownies because they are thick enough, but every cake i've made they sink down to the bottom when i bake it.

I *think* i noticed on Ace of Cakes that they sprinkle the chips in after they've poured the batter into the pan and just barely mix them in. Is that a good strategy?

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vmertsock Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 3:59am
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I haven't done it with cake batter, but when I make chocolate chip cheesecake I always toss them in just a bit of flour. (1 tbsp for 1 cup of mini chips) It helps keep them from sinking, I also barely mix them in.

rezzygirl Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 4:00am
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When adding stuff like chips, raisins or nuts to cake batter just toss them in a little flour first and then they won't sink. HTH!

miny Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 4:27am
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Ok, so you sprinkle flour on them and then mix them in the batter or toss then at the end on top of the batter? Thanks for your help

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 5:26am
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I didn't know about flouring them first. Makes sense, though, because the flour will keep them from sliding around.

Good tip! thumbs_up.gif

kricket Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 5:47am
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I've found that mini chips don't sink as much. I use them exclusively now.

backermeister Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 3:43pm
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Toss in a bit of flour or if a choc cake you can use cocoa powder. The flour keeps the chips, fruit, nuts, etc suspended in the batter. I would still put them in at the end otherwise they will get battered by your beaters. ha ha I made a funny icon_lol.gif This method is especially great to use for fruit muffins like blueberry and so on.hth icon_biggrin.gif

miny Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 5:01pm
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Thanks mmoseley, great help!

1234me Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 5:20pm
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I keep mine in a container with flour. Tossaround before putting them in the batter! icon_smile.gif

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