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A cupcake with a bite out of the middle showing blue m&ms in the middle.
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Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Gender reveal cupcakes are so easy to make, with your favorite cupcake recipe filled with colored m&ms revealing the gender of the baby when you bite right in! Top them with the best thick and creamy homemade buttercream frosting and sprinkles for the perfect gender reveal party dessert!


  • 1 box white cake mix (eggs, oils, and water as called for on the box)
  • blue or pink m&ms (or mini m&ms)
  • 2 cups white buttercream frosting
  • blue and white sprinkles

For the Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 TBS heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 dash salt


  • Mix cake mix, eggs, oil and water as called for on the box (or prepare your favorite white cupcake recipe)
  • Bake according to package directions.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Cut the center out of the cupcake top, remove the bottom of the piece and keep the top like a lid.
  • Fill the whole with your pink or blue m&ms
  • Return the top over the m&ms
  • Frost with homemade buttercream.
  • Decorate cupcakes with blue and pink sprinkles.

For the Buttercream Frosting

  • Cream together the butter and powdered sugar on low until well blended.
  • Add in the heavy cream, vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt and beat on medium speed until mixed.
  • Beat for another 3-4 minutes until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Spread onto your desired cake, cookies or ^^^ cupcakes.