Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Gender Reveal Cupcakes


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into Tablespoons
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure almond extract
  • Blue & Pink Food Coloring


  1. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add butter – 1 Tablespoon at a time, until the butter breaks down and the mixture crumbles, scrap the sides as needed.
  3. Add milk and whisk in the eggs and almond extract. Do not overmix.
  4. Pour roughly ⅓ to ½ the batter into a bowl
  5. Mix in blue or pink food coloring until you get the color you want
  6. Pour batter into a greased 13×9-inch baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool for a good 15 minutes.
  7. Press a small heart shaped cookie cutter in the colored cake and gently pull out the hearts. Cut enough hearts for the amount of cupcakes you need. – You can use any other shape you like as well.
  8. Fill a cupcake pan with paper liners and fill ¼ to ½ full of batter.
  9. Stick colored hearts in the center of the batter.
  10. Scoop additional cake batter over the colored heart to fill the cups about ⅔ to ¾ full.
  11. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 14 to 18 minutes until toothpick comes out clean after being inserted into center of cake.
  12. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
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Gender in process 1


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3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream

2 batches of Butter Cream Frosting and fit a plastic piping bag with large decorating tips

Draw one thin line of pink food coloring and one thin line of blue food coloring on either side of the plastic bag.

Gently fill the bag with frosting, being careful not to touch the food coloring with your spatula.

Twist the end and squeeze until both colors are coming out the tip.

Pipe a swirl on top of each cupcake, from the outside in towards the center, covering the secret colored heart.

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  1. What a sweet idea! Wish I did something like this for one of my three girls.

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Those are very cute. Perfect for a gender reveal party.

  3. Oh my, these could not be any cuter! Love the idea since gender reveal parties seem to be a big thing now.

  4. I love these. I have one boy and one girl so I think it would be so much fun to surprise them and my family and friends with a gender reveal party, should we have a third.

  5. Those are adorable, and such a great idea! It’s amazing how creative people are with gender reveals now!

  6. what a cute way to announce the baby’s gender. Love this idea.

  7. Love this super cute idea! We are going to try for one more so this would be a fun treat at the sprinkle!

  8. I have friends who have done this in the past few years. Such a fun way to share with close friends and family!

  9. what a super cute idea loaded with lots of fun very exciting

  10. Oh how adorable my girls would go nuts for these. I love this idea. I love gender reveals so much!

  11. I always wondered how they got the color inside the Cupcakes … this is a great way to do a Gender Reveal

  12. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    So cute! I love the creativity that goes into these gender reveals.

  13. I love this idea! I am past my baby days but I will keep in mind if a friend wants to host such a party. Very cute!

  14. These are clever and I might make them for a get together because my heart beats dog!

  15. This is such a great idea to reveal baby’s gender! I’ve pinned this recipe for my SIL who will be finding out in a few weeks if I’ll have a new niece or nephew!

  16. Debbie Denny says:

    That is cool. Love this idea.

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