I am sorry it didn't work out for you. I have one friend who always wants a white cake with chocolate chips (like 6 times a year). I use the Nestle minis and throw them in the mixer with the cake mix, eggs, etc. They don't break up that much and I haven't had a problem. So, if you have to do this cake again, you might want to give this a try. Sorry I didn't see your post sooner.