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How To Stop Chocolate Chips From Sinking

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.

Today’s baking tip on how stop chocolate chips from sinking is going to blow you away!

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

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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!

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I told her that I must have MESSED up the recipe because 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!

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.

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Nutrition Facts
How To Stop Chocolate Chips From Sinking
Amount Per Serving
Calories 27
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How To Stop Chocolate Chips From Sinking

Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
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.
Servings: 1 Cup
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 27 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tbsp Flour All-purpose
  • 1 cup 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!

Recipe 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.

If you liked this tip, you may also like some of these other tips…

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Until next time, tata my lovelies!

14 comments on “How To Stop Chocolate Chips From Sinking”

  1. If I am using a box mix for brownies,
    Would this ‘no sinking chips’ work if I use brownie mix instead of flour?

    • Brownie mix is heavier than cake mix and the result is thicker batter. I am not really sure what would happen to the chocolate chips in there but this “tip” would work fine with a cake mix.

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