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How To Stop Chocolate Chips From Sinking

When I was about 12 or 13, I made my Mom a chocolate chip cake for her birthday all by MYSELF.

I was really EXCITED until my Mom cut a slice of the cake and I noticed all the chocolate chips had sunk to the BOTTOM of the cake… YIKES!

My mom DIDN’T even care…She was just so happy and PROUD of me!

I told her that I must have MESSED up the recipe coz that was NOT supposed to happen…lol.

She gave me a big HUG and and said that we can make the cake together again and she will show me a neat little TIP to stop chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of a cake ever again! 😀

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A few weeks later, we made the same cake again and she did this really COOL thing…

She took a bowl and added a little FLOUR and tossed the chocolate chips in them.

They became LIGHTLY coated with flour and she simply FOLDED them into the cake batter.

I wasn’t sure if something so EASY could actually work.

But, it worked like a charm!

When we cut that chocolate chip cake, the chocolate chips were scattered around the cake and did not sink at all…YAY! 😀

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This tip is also applicable to OTHER add-ins like apples and pears or even various nuts.

However, if you are going to be adding in nuts into your cake batter, be sure to CHOP them up into smaller pieces and then coat them in flour.

If you don’t chop them up, then they will sink… simply due to their WEIGHT!

I usually place the nuts in a ziploc bag and crush them with a hammer… easy peezy!

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And if you are going to be adding apples and pears, be sure to CUT them up into small pieces before coating them in flour.

If you don’t do this, they will sink because they are so HEAVY!

Other add-ins like raisins and chocolate chips don’t need to be chopped up.

how to stop chocolate chips from sinking 3To stop chocolate chips from sinking in a cake, you will need the following supplies:

Small bowl
1-2 tbsp all-purpose flour
Add ins (chocolate chips, chopped up nuts e.t.c)

Note:
Coating dry add-ins requires little flour (about 1 tbsp) but coating wet add-ins like fruits requires a little more (about 2 tbsp).

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
In a small bowl, add flour and your add-ins (chocolate chips e.t.c).

Step 2:
Mix with a spoon until the chocolate chips are lightly coated.

Step 3:
Fold these coated chocolate chips into your prepared cake/cupcake batter.

And that’s it… no more sinking chocolate chips!

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How to stop chocolate chips from sinking
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Recipe type: Other Treats
 
Stop chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of the cake with this trick and one simple ingredient - flour! This tip applies to nuts, apples & pears too.
Ingredients
  • Small bowl
  • 1-2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Add ins (chocolate chips, chopped up nuts e.t.c)
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, add flour and your add-ins (chocolate chips e.t.c).
  2. Mix with a spoon until the chocolate chips are lightly coated.
  3. Fold these coated chocolate chips into your prepared cake/cupcake batter.
  4. And that’s it… no more sinking chocolate chips!
Notes
- Coating dry add-ins requires little flour (about 1 tbsp) but coating wet add-ins like fruits requires a little more (about 2 tbsp).

Well, that’s all for today.

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Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂

10 Comments

  1. Tearzah

    October 4, 2015 at 4:09 am

    I wonder if blueberries would do the same. I have the most trouble with them.

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      October 4, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      I have applied this trick on blueberries and it works perfectly. Just wash the blueberries and dry them with a paper towel. Then, toss them in flour until they are fully coated and fold them into your batter with a spatula or wooden spoon. You can see my blueberry lime cupcake recipe here and I used this trick there: http://cakewhiz.com/blueberry-lime-cupcakes/

  2. mimi

    April 18, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    This is an amazing tip! I’m so glad I stumbled upon this pin.

    Thank you!
    Xoxo
    Mimi

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      April 19, 2017 at 12:20 am

      Works like a charm. Just make sure not to aggressively mix when you stir in those coated chocolate chips 😉

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