How Do I Prevent Fruit from Sinking to the Bottom of Baked Goods?

updated May 1, 2019
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Q: When making fruit cake, muffins, or cakes, how do you keep fruit and nuts from sinking to the bottom?

Sent by Marvin

Editor: The first thing I ever learned to bake were blueberry muffins. And every time I made these muffins, I ended up with a dense pool of blueberries at the bottom of the muffin wrapper. Turns out the simple trick is to toss the blueberries in a bit of flour just before folding them into the batter; same goes for the fruit you’re adding to any cake or baked good. If you’re working with a looser batter, it’s going to be a losing battle, so try dotting whatever you’re baking with fruit or nuts before they go in the oven to prevent sinking.

Kitchn readers, any additional tips for Marvin to prevent the dreaded sinking of fruit in baked goods?