Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Of all the ways to unveil the gender of a baby, you can’t get any cuter than gender reveal cupcakes! The anticipation may be killer, but upon first bite, the room is filled with joy and tears.

These clever cupcakes start with a white cake that’s secretly filled with pink or blue filling to let you know the baby’s gender. When you take a bite, you and your loved ones know if your new baby is a boy or a girl! For tons more inspiration, check out our gender reveal party ideas.

plate with three gender reveal cupcakes on it

Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Whether you know the gender already or you’d rather be surprised, your friends and family will love to share in the fun. I remember what a joy it was to find out the gender of the newest addition to our family. There were lots of water works, but these gender reveal cupcakes were delicious!

If you’re thinking about having a reveal party and you don’t want to know your baby’s gender until the big event, you’ll need some help from someone who can keep a secret!

I was in charge of the reveal party. The mama to be gave me the secret envelope revealing the gender and I knew this recipe would be perfect. Just remember whoever you choose is in charge of keeping a huge secret (and doing the baking) so choose wisely!

The whole thing was tons of fun for everyone involved and the gender reveal cupcakes came out amazing. I was pleased with how this recipe made such moist, fluffy cupcakes.

If you already know the gender, you can still throw a party! No time like the present. Just keep your lips sealed and then at the party, all the guests will be sprung with the news when they take a bite at the same time. You’ll be able to watch their reactions and beam with happiness along with them.

The memories (and the cupcakes) are worth it.

sprinkles being poured into cake batter

Ingredients Needed for these Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Ingredients for Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2.5 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp blue and pink sprinkles

Ingredients for Icing:

  • 2 1/4 sticks butter (18 Tbsp)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp milk

photo collage showing how to make gender reveal cupcakes

How to Make Gender Reveal Cupcakes

To make these homemade gender reveal cupcakes, they really don’t differ much from regular Funfetti cupcakes. Once they’re baked, you add a little hole to the top and add the pink or blue filling. You’ll see!

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the softened butter, sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Pour in the egg and mix well.

Mix in dry ingredients in 2 batches, alternating with milk.

Fold in the pretty blue and pink sprinkles. Use both colors so you don’t give away any hints! No wonder they call it Funfetti — colorful sprinkles are way too much fun. Mix all ingredients until well combined.

Place white colored cupcake liners in the 12-cup cupcake pan. I use a large OXO scoop to divide the batter evenly, about 1/3 full of batter in each. Always safer to start with less batter and then add more.

Bake for 25 minutes. Check with a toothpick to see if the cake part is baked through. If the toothpick comes out clean, the gender reveal cupcakes are done! Another good indication is if the edges are slightly golden.

While you wait for the cupcakes to bake, make the icing. Beat the butter, salt, and powdered sugar on low until it’s all combined. Add vanilla extract and beat on medium-high speed until creamy. About 3 minutes should be good. Beat in milk on medium-high speed for 1 minute, or until fluffy. This makes the most delicious creamy, buttery icing.

When the cupcakes come out of the oven, let them cool completely.

Next is the secretive part. Make sure no one sees you! Place 1/2 cup of the plain icing in a small bowl. Stir in a small amount of blue or pink gel food coloring until the icing is the desired color.

Keep your cupcakes in the pan and as you stand over them, cut a small hole on the top of the cupcake, right in the center. This will be filled with blue or pink icing. I used a Wilton 1A icing tip to punch a hole.

Fill the hole with the correct colored icing and place the portion of the cut out cupcake back over the top. No one will be able to know what color is hiding inside. Sneaky, huh?

gender reveal cupcake with sprinkles on top

Boy Girl Cupcake Toppings

For the top of these gender reveal cupcakes, I keep them gender-neutral to hide the big surprise. Using the plain buttercream icing, frost the cupcakes with a pastry bag and a Wilton 1A tip to get a beautiful swirl on top.

Don’t forget the sprinkles! You’ve got lots of choices. Funfetti sprinkles, pearl sprinkles, or sprinkle with colored sugar (basically edible glitter). There are no rules! I like to use pink and blue sprinkle mixes with a blend of shapes.

gender reveal cupcakes showing it's a girl

Either way you decorate these cupcakes, they’re bound to look spectacular! Now just get ready for the moment of the reveal!

gender reveal cupcakes
  • Ingredients for Cupcakes:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2.5 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp blue and pink sprinkles

Ingredients for Icing:

  • 2 1/4 sticks butter 18 Tbsp
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, beat the softened butter, sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Pour in the egg and mix well.

  • Mix in dry ingredients in 2 batches, alternating with milk.

  • Fold in the pretty blue and pink sprinkles.

  • Mix all ingredients until well combined.

  • Place cupcake liners in the 12-cup cupcake pan.

  • Bake for 25 minutes. Check with a toothpick to see if the cake part is baked through.

  • To make the icing:

  • Beat the butter, salt, and powdered sugar on low until it’s all combined. Add vanilla extract and beat on medium-high speed until creamy. About 3 minutes. Beat in milk on medium-high speed for 1 minute, or until fluffy.

  • When the cupcakes come out of the oven, let them cool completely.

  • Place 1/2 cup of the plain icing in a small bowl. Stir in a small amount of blue or pink gel food coloring until the icing is the desired color.

  • Keep your cupcakes in the pan and cut a small hole on the top of the cupcake, right in the center. This will be filled with blue or pink icing. I used a Wilton 1A icing tip to punch a hole.

  • Fill the hole with the icing and place the portion of the cutout cupcake back over the top.

  • Pipe plain icing on top and decorate with sprinkles before serving.

Calories: 500kcal

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