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Gender Reveal (Surprise!) Cupcakes

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Gender reveal cupcakes!!!These cupcakes hold a secret—- is it a boy, or is it a girl?  The latest trend of having a gender reveal party is SO much fun when the gender is revealed with a yummy dessert!  Plus, I’ve included free printable cupcake toppers to go along with your party theme!

Gender reveal Cupcakes

A few weeks ago, Easybaked featured  a Polka Dot Cake using a Cake pop maker.  It was so much fun that I couldn’t help but think of other ways to use the idea.  These cupcakes are just wonderful– when you bite in the color is seamless- you can’t even tell that the cake pop was baked ahead.  Want to know how to do this?

Here we go:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 white cake mix (for about 18 cupcakes) or 1 white/ one chocolate for a combo and about 36 cupcakes
  • The oil, eggs and water required by your boxed mix(es)
  • Gel food coloring
  • Frosting (I used my buttercream recipe ~double it if you add the second cake mix)

This little chart should help you see how many cupcakes are made with just the white mix and how many are made when you use both a white and chocolate mix (I’m bad with math…I need visuals!!):

Gender reveal cupcakes

DIRECTIONS:

  • Plug in/heat up your cake pop maker
  • Make white cake mix according to box.
  • Take about 3/4 cup (1 1/4 cup for the double batch!) of batter and place it into a smaller bowl.
  • Color the batter using color gel (I like Wilton brand of Gel food coloring because they always come out bright.  Try Aqua or Pink.)
  • Follow the directions on your cake pop maker to use the colored batter to make cake balls.  Helpful hints:  work fast and use a small cookie scoop to evenly spoon batter into cups, and check them- I burnt my 1st batch following the directions!  You should have enough batter to have a practice round and adjust.

Color batter with gelsScoop batter into cake pop maker

  • While cake balls cool, spoon small amounts of your remaining white cake mix into 12-18 cupcake liners in a cupcake tin. (start with 12 and see how much batter you have left for the rest).
  • Spread the batter out along the bottom so you have a thin layer in each liner.
  • Set a cooled cake ball in the center of each liner and carefully scoop batter over the top (I found a medium cookie scoop to make this job MUCH easier!)

    Set cake ball into center of cupcake...Scoop batter over top of cake ball.

  • After your 12 are filled, continue on until you have used up all of your cake batter.
  • Bake at 350F degrees for about 20 minutes.
  • (If you are making the double batch, make your chocolate cake mix while the white cupcakes bake.  Set these up with the cake balls hidden inside the batter and bake for the same amount of time.)
  • Remove from tins immediately and cool on the counter.  Frost and decorate as desired.

Gender reveal cupcakes- two tone frostingPiping two tone icing colors!

Do you see how I piped the two-tone icing colors?  I’m sure there must be a better method than this…I am so not a cake decorator.  It turned out ok- but it was a little fussy to keep equal pressure on both colors at the same time.

The toppers are easy and inexpensive to make.  Simply click here to get a free pdf file of the owl toppers.  Print them on a heavy card stock paper, cut them out and use double sided tape to stick them back to back around a toothpick (one boy owl and one girl, back to back).

It's a boy!!!

It’s a boy!!!

My thoughts:  I love how the final cupcake is….just a cupcake.  It isn’t anything fancy or cream-filled…just a cupcake with a surprise.  These would be fun cupcakes for any party- you could even incorporate them in a game—whoever gets the (__color___) cupcake gets a prize!  I hope these make their way into a party of yours soon!  Enjoy!!! ~r

It's a girl!!!

It’s a girl!!!

Want some other shower ideas from easybaked?  Click on the image to be taken to the recipe.

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Gender Reveal Cupcakes!

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Is it a boy?  Is it a girl?  You’ll have to take a bite of this cupcake to find out!   Such a fun way to reveal the gender of a coming baby!!!

About a month ago I was on a mission to create some gender-reveal party desserts for my cousin Ericka.  I posted a gender reveal fudge cookie that she actually used and everyone loved.  She’s a teacher and her students loved the idea that the cookies held a “secret”.  I promised to post more recipes for gender reveal parties and this one is SO INCREDIBLY EASY!!!  It uses a cake mix and some food coloring and thats IT.  I was browsing the baking aisle a few weeks ago and came across a new product by Betty Crocker called “FUN da-Middles“.  It is a cupcake mix that comes with a creamy filling.  They come in both yellow and chocolate.  I simply HAD to try this (because who doesn’t love filling inside of anything??!!).  They work beautifully- easy to make and they bake up into the most beautiful cupcakes.  But I wondered if you could change the filling color without causing a recipe fail.

This was the result: so much fun!  Here’s how:

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Make cupcakes according to box- but instead of cutting a corner off the bag of cream filling and piping over cupcakes, pipe it into a bowl and color it 1st.
  • Color cream filling with Wiltons Icing color- it won’t change the consistency of the filling because it is a gel and you only need a TINY bit to create a bright color.
  • Place colored cream into a small ziptop bag.  Zip it shut, clip a corner of the bag off and pipe filling on to cupcake batter as directed on box.
  • Bake according to box and cool completely.
  • Mix 1/2 of a container of Cool Whip with a can of white frosting.
  • Clip the corner of a large ziptop bag and slide a cake decorator tip into the open corner.  Fill the bag with frosting, zip it closed and pipe generous amount on top of cupcakes.
  • Decorate as desired. (I used Wiltons candy melts in a Dessert Accents Candy Mold to top these gender reveal cupcakes).


Not having a baby?  Not throwing a gender reveal party?  These cupcakes can be customized for really any occasion or holiday.  Next weekend is St. Patricks day– so how about these?

…and in the middle:

My thoughts:  So fun to serve….so easy to make….why THANK YOU Betty Crocker!!!  Enjoy!

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