Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Gender Reveal Cupcakes

If you have visited my blog recently you might have read that we are expecting baby number two on the 8th July. We have just 5 weeks to go now until we meet our little one. There are still a million and one things to get done before their arrival and I feel like I’m running out of time! Once we found out if we were having a boy or a girl I thought making some Gender Reveal Cupcakes to let you guys know what we were having might be a fun idea. It’s taken me a while to get round to making and posting them though so it’s been challenging not letting anything slip and not sharing too much of the nursery progress so I didn’t give the game away. 

gender reveal cupcakes

If you wanted to just make these cupcakes as regular cupcakes you can. They are super moist vanilla cupcakes with a fudgy chocolate frosting. The cupcake recipe is one that I found on Sally’s Baking Addiction and have made before. I just used brown sugar in place of white as I like the caramelly flavour it gives. I also swapped plain yogurt for sour cream as that is what I had in my fridge. The chocolate buttercream on the top also has sour cream in it which I find gives it a more rich and fudgy flavour.

gender reveal cupcakes

So once these yummy little cakes were baked I hollowed out the middle, spooned a teaspoon of (blue or pink) sprinkles in, put the hollowed out bit back on top of the sprinkles and then added a big swirl of frosting. I also sprinkled a few multi coloured sprinkles on the top. So when you take a bite you see the sprinkles inside. Pink for a girl or blue for a boy. Are you ready to take a virtual bite of my Gender Reveal Cupcakes?

gender reveal cupcakes

We’re having a girl!

I was very surprised when they told us as I was sure it was going to be another boy. My sister and cousin have both had two boys so I thought I was going to get the same. We are all so excited to meet her 🙂


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gender reveal cupcakes

Are you having a baby and looking for a fun way to reveal the gender? Or maybe you’re throwing a gender reveal party for a friend! Let me know if you love this post, I love to hear from you.

Lianne x

Gender reveal cupcakes


For the cupcakes

  • 210 g (1 2/3 cups) plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 200 g (1 cup) light brown muscavado sugar
  • 115 g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter melted
  • 3 egg whites
  • 60 g (1/4 cup) sour cream
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the frosting

  • 230 g (1 cup) unsalted butter room temperature
  • 460 g (4 cups) icing sugar
  • 50 g (1.7 ounces) dark chocolate melted
  • 65 g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  • 120 g (1/2 cup) sour cream

For the decoration

  • Blue or pink sprinkles for the cupcake centres
  • mutli coloured sprinkles for decoration on top


  1. Pre heat oven to 175c/150c fan oven/375f. Put 12 cupcake cases into a cupcake tin.

  2. Mix together flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl. 

  3. In another bowl add the melted butter. Whisk in the sugar and then whisk in egg whites, yogurt, milk, and vanilla extract until combined.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined.

  5. Divide the batter between the 12 cases and bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes until a skewer inserted into the cakes comes out clean. Leave to cool.

  6. In the bowl of your mixer add the butter and beat for a couple of minutes until the butter is light and fluffy. Gradually add in the Icing sugar, carefully beating between each addition. Once all the icing sugar is added it will be quite stiff, add in the cocoa powder, sour cream and melted chocolate. Carefully beat this into the mixture. Beat for a further 2-3 minutes to get a light and fluffy frosting.

  7. Cut out the centre of each cupcake and spoon in a teaspoon of blue or pink sprinkles. Put the hollowed out piece back on top of the cupcakes.

  8. Fill a piping bag fitted with a closed star nozzle with your chocolate frosting and pipe a generous swirl onto each cupcake. Finish them off with a few multi coloured sprinkles. Enjoy!

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gender reveal cupcakes




  1. July 4, 2018 / 11:03 am

    Hey, your idea for these cupcakes is really unique, I never heard about it before but it seems interesting. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Keep sharing.

    • Lianne
      July 10, 2018 / 12:02 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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