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    Default sinking chips in a cake

    I made this cake as a dessert for a Spagetti Dinner. Although delicious, the chips all settled to the bottom. I know one trick is to lightly flour chips before mixing in but this recipe called for sprinkling them on top of the cheese layer before baking. Any hints on how I could keep them from sinking?




    Cannoli Cake

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    List of Ingredients



    1 White Cake Mix
    3 eggs
    1/3 cup oil
    1 1/4 cup water


    Mix first four ingredients at low speed according to direction on box until mixed.


    3 cups Ricotta Cheese (I used 2 cups Ricotta+1 cup Marscopone)
    1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
    3 eggs
    1 (6 oz.) pkg. mini chocolate chips
    3/4 cup sugar
    Powdered sugar

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    Beat Ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla in a separate bowl until creamy.

    Grease a 9 x 13 pan bottom only. Pour cake mixture in first. Gently pour ricotta mixture over cake mixture. Sprinkle chips on top.

    Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until tester comes out clean. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top of cake when cool. Keep refrigerated and serve from pan.

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    Default Re: sinking chips in a cake

    Maybe rolling the chips in flour first would help them fron sinking???
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    Night-Angel - I make a cake called Italian Love Cake and it has a layer of cake (from a mix) put into the pan first and a ricotta cheese layer that goes carefully over the cake batter. However, when the cake comes out of the oven, the two layers have switched places. The cheese layer is heavier, thus going to the bottom and the cake will rise to the top. The cake should be rich enough without the chips but if you still want chips, I don't know if adding them instead to the cake mix will let the chips rise through the cheese layer when baking. How about adding some mini chips to the top of the frosting? Then, you don't have to worry about chips sinking. Just a thought. Good luck.

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    Well, since it calls for mini chips, I would wait for the cake to bake a bit before adding them. Just a thought.

    The recipe looks divine and I am copying to try!
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    Default Re: sinking chips in a cake

    Roll the chips in the dry cake mix and strain the excess mix off before you mix the ingredients. Mix everything together, leaving the chips aside until the batter is ready to be poured into the pan. Gently fold them in so they don't lose their coating and they should stay put in the layer. Hope that helps.

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    Default Re: sinking chips in a cake

    Night Angel-how was the cake? It sure sounds good but would like your feed back.

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    Default Re: sinking chips in a cake

    [QUOTE=Vera;379835]Night-Angel - I make a cake called Italian Love Cake and it has a layer of cake (from a mix) put into the pan first and a ricotta cheese layer that goes carefully over the cake batter. However, when the cake comes out of the oven, the two layers have switched places. The cheese layer is heavier, thus going to the bottom and the cake will rise to the top. The cake should be rich enough without the chips but if you still want chips, I don't know if adding them instead to the cake mix will let the chips rise through the cheese layer when baking. How about adding some mini chips to the top of the frosting? Then, you don't have to worry about chips sinking. Just a thought. Good luck.[/QUOTE]


    Vera, please share your recipe with us.
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    Ro-Ro - I have putting the Italian Love Cake under Tried and True. Hope you enjoy.

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