Bake Joyful Moments: DIY Gender Reveal Cake Recipe

Add excitement to your gender reveal moment with our cake recipe. Create a delicious surprise that’s as delightful as the big news. Get baking now!

What to put in gender reveal cake?

A gender reveal cake is typically used to announce the gender of an upcoming baby to family and friends in a fun and exciting way. The inside of the cake is colored either pink or blue to indicate whether the baby is a girl or a boy. If you’re planning to create a gender reveal cake, here’s what you can consider putting inside:

  1. Colored Cake Batter: The most common approach is to dye the cake batter either pink or blue, depending on the gender. When the cake is cut, the colored layers reveal the gender of the baby.
  2. Colored Frosting: You can also keep the cake batter itself neutral (white or another color) and use colored frosting between the layers or on the outside of the cake. The frosting color will indicate the gender when the cake is sliced.
  3. Colored Candy or Sprinkles: Inserting colored candy, such as M&M’s or sprinkles, into the cake layers can create a surprise burst of color when the cake is cut.
  4. Colored Cream or Filling: If you’re making a cake with layers and a filling, consider using a colored cream or filling that corresponds to the gender.
  5. Edible Food Coloring: If you’re baking the cake from scratch, you can add food coloring to the batter or frosting to achieve the desired color.
  6. Cake Topper: Another option is to place a cake topper on the cake that reveals the gender when removed. This topper could be in the shape of a boy or girl, or it could have a caption like “It’s a Boy!” or “It’s a Girl!”
  7. Colored Powder or Confetti Cannon: For an added element of surprise, you could use a cake with a hollow center and fill it with colored powder or confetti. When the cake is cut, the powder or confetti explodes out, revealing the gender.
  8. Hidden Gender Symbol: Instead of revealing the color inside the cake, you could also bake a neutral-colored cake and place a small gender-related symbol (a mini pacifier for a girl or a mini bowtie for a boy) in the center. When the cake is cut, the symbol is uncovered.
Gender Reveal Cake Recipe

How do you reveal gender with a cake?

Revealing the gender of a baby with a cake can be a fun and memorable moment for family and friends. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to reveal the gender using a gender reveal cake:

Ingredients and Materials You’ll Need:

  • Cake mix or ingredients for baking a cake from scratch
  • Food coloring (pink and/or blue)
  • Frosting
  • Cake pans
  • Mixing bowls
  • Baking utensils
  • Cake topper (optional)
  • Camera to capture the moment

Step-by-Step Process:

  1. Know the Gender: First and foremost, make sure you know the gender of the baby. This information will be crucial for preparing the cake.
  2. Choose a Cake Design: Decide on the design of your cake. You can opt for a multi-layer cake, a single-layer cake, cupcakes, or even a cake with a hollow center for a surprise powder or confetti reveal.
  3. Prepare the Cake Batter: Prepare the cake batter according to your chosen recipe. If you’re using a cake mix, follow the instructions on the package. If you’re baking from scratch, you can use a basic vanilla or chocolate cake recipe.
  4. Add Food Coloring: Once the cake batter is ready, divide it into separate bowls if you’re planning on creating multiple layers with different colors. Add the appropriate amount of food coloring (pink or blue) to each bowl and mix well until the desired color is achieved.
  5. Bake the Cake: Pour the colored cake batter into the prepared cake pans and bake according to the recipe’s instructions. Make sure to keep track of which color corresponds to the gender.
  6. Cool and Frost the Cake: Allow the baked cakes to cool completely before removing them from the pans. Once they’re cooled, frost the cakes using a neutral-colored frosting or a frosting that complements the gender colors.
  7. Assemble the Cake: If you’re making a multi-layer cake, stack the colored layers with frosting in between. If you’re making cupcakes, frost them with the appropriate colored frosting. Ensure that the cake’s interior remains hidden until it’s time for the reveal.
  8. Reveal the Gender: Gather your family and friends for the big reveal. Make sure to have a camera ready to capture their reactions. You can simply cut into the cake to unveil the colored layers or frosting, revealing the gender of the baby.
  9. Capture the Moment: As you cut into the cake and the gender is revealed, capture the reactions of your loved ones. Their excitement and surprise will make for wonderful memories.
  10. Enjoy and Celebrate: After the reveal, enjoy the cake with your guests and celebrate the upcoming arrival of the baby! This is a great time to share stories and well wishes.
Gender Reveal Cake

Best Gender Reveal Cake Recipe


For the Cake Layers:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk
  • Pink or blue food coloring (for the gender reveal)

For the Filling and Frosting:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Creating the Cake Layers:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between two bowls.
  7. Add pink or blue food coloring to one bowl, depending on the gender you’re revealing. Mix until the color is evenly distributed.

Baking the Cake Layers:

  1. Pour the colored batters into the prepared cake pans, one color in each pan.
  2. Bake the cakes in the preheated oven for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  3. Once baked, remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for about 10 minutes.
  4. Carefully transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

Whipping Up the Filling and Frosting:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Be cautious not to overmix.

Assembling the Gender Reveal Cake:

  1. Place one cake layer on a cake stand or serving plate, with the chosen color facing up.
  2. Spread a layer of whipped cream frosting on top of the cake layer.
  3. Carefully place the second cake layer on top, with the corresponding color facing up.
  4. Frost the entire cake with the remaining whipped cream frosting. Make sure not to reveal the color until the big moment!


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