Jimmies Sink To Bottom Of Cake

Baking By lstalder Updated 17 Oct 2011 , 8:39pm by AnnieCahill

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lstalder Posted 17 Oct 2011 , 2:18am
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I've tried adding jimmies to a vanilla sponge cake recipe but they sunk to the bottom of the cake. Would they not sink in another kind of cake? Any good recipe ideas?

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MamaDear Posted 17 Oct 2011 , 2:30am
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I usually don't add them to the cake mix itself, I pour batter in the pan, sprinkle them on, pour some more and sprinkle the rest. Also try coating them with a couple of teaspoons of flour, that may help the cake mix grab on to them instead of them sinking.

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Bridgette1129 Posted 17 Oct 2011 , 2:34am
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I made a vanilla batter today for cupcakes and folded the jimmies in at the end, then put the batter in the tins. They did not sink. Maybe sponge cake is too light?

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kakeladi Posted 17 Oct 2011 , 5:04pm
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Both of the suggestion above are good. Another thing one can do is take about 1 cup of the dry mix and mix the jimmies in there, then add that to the rest of the mix. Coating them w/flour (or cake mix) is suppose to keep them from sinking to the bottom.

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AnnieCahill Posted 17 Oct 2011 , 8:39pm
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I just put the jimmies in with the dry ingredients and whisk everything together, then add the wet. Never had a problem with them sinking. I usually add 2-3 tablespoons.

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