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Old 12-27-18, 07:52 AM
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Cake baking question

I want to bake a cake with chocolate and peanut butter chips in it for someone's birthday, but I know from experience that if I add the chips to the mix they will float to the bottom of the pan. So instead of a cake with chips mixed in, I get a cake with a bottom level of somewhat burned/melted chips.

Any tips for how to avoid this?
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Old 12-27-18, 07:57 AM
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Re: Cake baking question

Toss them in a bit of flour before adding to the batter. That should keep them from settling to the bottom.
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Old 12-27-18, 08:26 AM
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Re: Cake baking question

Do i have to coat them in egg white so the flour will stick like with chicken?
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Old 12-27-18, 08:29 AM
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No, just mix a small bit of flour in with them. You don't want to coat them like a batter; just a dusting to hold them in place. I've done it before with muffins and it works well.
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Old 12-27-18, 08:59 AM
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Re: Cake baking question

we add chocolate chips to batter all the time for muffins and banana bread as well as cakes and have not had an issue if we add it in with the mixer. stays in suspension nicely for us. are you saying you want it just on the top? we add those after its baked...
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Old 12-27-18, 09:03 AM
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Re: Cake baking question

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we add chocolate chips to batter all the time for muffins and banana bread as well as cakes and have not had an issue if we add it in with the mixer. stays in suspension nicely for us. are you saying you want it just on the top? we add those after its baked...
It depends on the batter. Shouldn't be an issue for any breads since they're a thicker mix. Some cake batters are very light though. I've had things settle like this a few times.
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Re: Cake baking question

If your batter is that thin, use mini chips.
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Re: Cake baking question

Rotate your oven 90 degrees onto its side so the chocolate chips settle in the middle.
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Re: Cake baking question

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
Do i have to coat them in egg white so the flour will stick like with chicken?
Are you mixing fried chicken into cake?!
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
No, just mix a small bit of flour in with them. You don't want to coat them like a batter; just a dusting to hold them in place. I've done it before with muffins and it works well.
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