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Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Reveal the secret gender of your new baby to friends and family by letting them bite into fluffy white chocolate gender reveal cupcakes to discover coloured surprise inside! These gender reveal party cakes are just as tasty as they are fun.

gender reveal cupcakes

Hooray! Gender reveal time ♥

I’ve been excited about this post/recipe since we decided to find out the gender of this baby! Our first two children were a surprise, but with two boys under my belt I felt I needed to know this time.

We aren’t the kind of people to have an actual gender reveal party, especially considering that we promptly told most of our close family and friends as soon as we found out for ourselves. BUT – if we WERE to have a party, I think these gender reveal cupcakes would be a super cute way for everyone to find out at once!

gender reveal cupcakes

How do you make gender reveal cupcakes?

First of all, let me tell you that these aren’t just any old cupcakes. These gender reveal party cakes are infused with white chocolate, then filled and topped with buttercream. Sugar overload! So good.

Making these gender reveal cupcakes is a piece of (cup)cake! The cupcakes are baked like regular cupcakes, and after cooling slightly, you’ll use a sharp knife (serrated is best) to cut out a “plug” of cake from the middle, about 1″ deep. Reserve the plugs for after!

Use a piping bag to fill in the empty cavities with your preferred colour, then place the plug back on top of the coloured icing. Once the little cakes are adorned with the final buttercream, no one will be able to guess what colour is hiding inside!

Oh – and don’t forget the SPRINKLES!!

gender reveal cupcakes

So, what colour is OUR cupcake??

I made no secret about my hoping for a girl this time, but I also thought that having 3 boys would be so crazy and fun. When Etienne and I went for our anatomy ultrasound, we asked the technician to write down the gender on a card, so we could look at it later in the privacy of our home. I wasn’t sure what my reaction would be either way and I wanted to shed all the tears at home!

Blog friends, I am so happy and excited to announce that our new little bundle of joy is…..


gender reveal cupcakes

Woop woop!

I am SO excited!

As a result, it’s hard not to smile now when I see all of the adorable girl clothes in the stores!! I just know my boys are going to be the best big brothers to their little sister. Things will definitely be nutso for a little while, but I so look forward to all of the memories to come.

If you know someone with a little bun in the oven, or you’re baking one yourself (hah), I think you should consider a cupcake party to let everyone in on the sex of your babe! Did I mention these cupcakes are white chocolate?!  Win!

That’s my big news! Have a great weekend my friends!


gender reveal cupcakes

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Gender Reveal Cupcakes

  • Author: Katherine
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 14-15 cupcakes 1x


Reveal the secret gender of your new baby to friends and family by letting them bite into fluffy white chocolate gender reveal cupcakes to discover coloured surprise inside! These gender reveal party cakes are just as tasty as they are fun.




  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 oz white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, room temperature
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, room temperature

Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 12 drops pink or blue food colouring


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a cupcake tin with paper liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Place the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave in 30 second increments, for 1-2 minutes, stirring each time until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter on medium-high. Add the sugar and continue to mix until soft and fluffy. With the mixer running on low, add the eggs, one at a time, until combined. Scrape the white chocolate into the bowl, along with the Greek yogurt and vanilla extract. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. With the mixer running on low, add half of the dry ingredients. Pour in the milk slowly, followed by the remaining dry ingredients, mixing only until just combined.
  5. Scoop the batter into each cupcake cavity, filling to about 2/3 full. It won’t seem very full to you, but if you fill them too much you’ll end up with overflowing, mushroomed cupcakes! Bake the cupcakes for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Using a small serrated knife, cut out a 1″ plug from the center of each cupcake, reserving the plug.
  7. Make the buttercream. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or using an electric mixer on medium-high, beat the butter until creamed and fluffy. Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, along with 1 tbsp of the cream and the vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Add the remaining powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, or until the buttercream is the right consistency for piping. You want it to be fairly stiff! Remove 2/3 cup of the buttercream to a small mixing bowl, and add the food colouring to this bowl. Use a large wooden spoon to thoroughly mix in the colour.
  8. Scoop the coloured buttercream into a piping bag, and fill the center of each cupcake to the top. Replace the cupcake’s plug and push down gently until the top of the cupcake is flat.
  9. Fill the remaining (non-coloured) buttercream into another piping bag to decorate the tops of each cupcake. Top with sprinkles!! Serve, bite, REVEAL!

Cupcakes will keep at room temperature for 3-4 days in an airtight container, or up to 1 week in the fridge. Cupcakes can also be made in advance, prior to icing, and frozen. Thaw at room temperature before decorating.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

Keywords: gender reveal cupcakes, baby shower cupcakes, gender party cakes, gender reveal cupcakes ideas

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  1. I came to your site so fast this morning to see! I was reading and reading and reading waiting for you to say and, BOOM, a girl!!! Biggest congrats to you guys! And girl clothes is the CUTEST! I also love baby shoes! I have to stop and look at them whenever I see them in a store. Fun fact – I consider myself ‘the baby whisperer’ lol. Seriously though, I have a knack for telling if someone is having a boy or a girl when I look at how they’re carrying. I haven’t been wrong yet! So happy for you guys and I’m sure your little boys were be the best big brothers to their little sister. Have a fabulous weekend, my friend, and eat a cupcake (or two) for me! XO

    • THANK YOU Dawn!! We are so excited, I was so hoping for a girl haha! I think that’s so cool that you’re always right in your guesses! You should have taken a peek at my belly to see if you could keep your winning streak up!! Oh, baby shoes are just the cutest things, hey!? I’m so pumped that I get to buy little girlie ones now! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too – thank you for your excitement and support! XO

  2. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    YAAAAAAAAAY! Also–I KNEW it! I knew you were having a girl! I just felt it in my bones. Congratulations! Are the boys excited to have a baby sister? And I have to second what Dawn said; girl clothes are the CUTEST! Every time I see tiny girl shoes at the shoe store I ooh and ahh and consider buying a pair just to look at when I need a cute fix :). Have a fabulous weekend and hurry up with the pregnancy already because I can’t wait to meet your little one!

    • Hahah Kelsie!! I was wondering if your guess was going to be girl!! I was so expecting another boy, so it was such a pleasant surprise!! THANK YOU!! Girl clothes are SO cute – I can’t wait. I think you should buy yourself a pair of girl shoes – you can use them as a Christmas ornament 😉 Trust me, I will hurry this pregnancy up as best I can!! Thank you again my kind friend! Have a great weekend!! XO

  3. siftandsimmer

    Congratulations!! Baby girls’ clothing is sooooo adorable! Every time I walk past Joe Fresh I keep thinking, man, I wish I had clothes this cute when I was a kid! HAHA 😛 Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy! And those cupcakes are too cute to eat!

    • Aaah I love Joe Fresh baby clothes!! I bought so much of their stuff for their boys, and I remember looking at the girl clothes longingly haha I can’t wait to buy it!! Thank you so much for the well wishes!! Have a great weekend!!

  4. 🎀🎉💖We are so happy to hear you are having a girl!!! Get ready for painting nails, braiding hair and makeup!!! 💖🎉🎀

  5. That’s so exciting! My daught has grown into a lovely young woman and I can honestly say she’s become my best friend! Congratulations on your new little girl!

  6. Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

    Yay!! So exciting Katherine! A little girl will be such a fun addiction to your beautiful family 🙂 congrats! And love the cupcakes!!

  7. Congrats! Love the cupcakes! I don’t want to find out what the sex of my kids are (whenever I have them) but this is the coolest way to reveal

  8. Oh Katherine! This post totally made me cry…yay!! I’m so happy for you, Congratulations!!! You also made me laugh with the ‘two boys under your belt’ comment…lol

    And these cupcakes are simply adorable! Love this idea.

  9. OMG Katherine!! I’m sooooo excited for you! Your boys will be the best big brothers I’m sure! CONGRATS!!

  10. I’m sooo excited for you all! I know you would be happy with whatever you were expecting, but now that the cat’s out of the bag, that is sooooo cool! It will be so fun dressing her up and having a mini me! Congrats Katherine!!! 😀

  11. I just saw this on Insta and had to run over to officially say: YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!! Girl on the way!! (I rhymed! haha) 🙂 🙂 🙂

  12. Ben|Havocinthekitchen

    First of all, congrats on the news. But just imagine what if that were boy twins? That would have been so much fun, I guess 🙂 Indeed, I didn’t know that such a thing like gender reveal party excited until yesterday when I watched an episode of one show. And trust me, compared to that cake, these cupcakes are so adorable!

    • Oh man!! Boy twins would have been crazy!! I’m sure I would have been excited eventually but terrified for quite a while for sure!! I am not a big party person myself, but if I did have an actual gender reveal party I think the cupcakes would be adorable too! Thanks Ben!!

  13. Oh, I’m so, so happy for you!!! I have two boys and a girl and it’s the perfect mix. PS Your cupcakes are gorgeous!!!!

  14. OH WOW Katherine, Congrats ,I am so excited for you, a little princess is on the way…..ooooh all the cute baby girl clothes and shoes, and making new happy times 😍 I am sure that you cannot wait
    And These cupcakes look absolutely stunning, I love the idea 🙂

  15. crumbtopbaking

    So happy for you Katherine! Obviously, it’s good news either way, as long as the little one is happy and healthy. But with two boys, I’m excited you will have a little girl to add to the mix!! And these cupcakes are the cutest! They look super delicious! All the best to you and your growing family!

  16. So so happy for you! Congratulations to your sweet little family! We did the same thing – waited for the surprise with our first two, girls, and with the third – we needed to know….a boy! You are going to have so much fun!! And these cupcakes are adorable!

  17. marcie@flavorthemoments

    I’m so happy for you Katherine! Your little girl is so lucky that she’ll have 2 big brothers…it’s going to be really special! These cupcakes are such a fun way to reveal the gender too…love that pretty colored filling!

  18. Congratulations on your good news!! To think, baby sister is going to have 2 big brothers to protect her. Now the fun shopping begins! I love the cupcakes. Just looking at them puts me in a good mood 🙂

  19. 2 boys and then a girl – she’s totally gonna be the princess!!!I’m so thrilled for you Kathy. Hat’s off to you managing pregnancy, two boys and then the blog. You are a superwoman.

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  21. I am so happy its a girl!! Are they excited for a baby sister?! I am sure both of them will just love having a sister around! And these cupcakes are so adorable Kathy!! Just too cute!

  22. lindenandlavender

    Awwww… a girl! Congratulations! You’re going to love the change in the family dynamics. Cute little cupcakes.

  23. These cupcakes were fantastic and a big hit with our family and friends. Thanks for helping us announce our baby BOY!

  24. Made these for our girls announcement and they were so good. Great instructions and recipe, thank you!!

  25. Ashley Schools

    I love this idea! We are finding out tomorrow what our first bundle of joy is and on Saturday doing this same thing. I loved the cupcake idea. I was wondering how did you play it out? Like..on the count of three haha I think I’m thinking way too much into the actual reveal.

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  28. Hi,
    I’m trying to find the sprinkles you used, but I’m not having any luck. Would you mind sharing the brand and where it might be found?

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  33. These are super cute and have very little risk of causing a wild fire, lol. Plus they’re something everyone at the party can enjoy, while also Instagram-worthy!

    Thanks for sharing, I’ll definitely try this but perhaps a fun twist with some confusing colors because why not. =)

  34. Where did you find those sprinkles? Did you make the mixture?

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