Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Yesterday was a big day at our house. After 17 weeks of patiently waiting, we finally had a sonogram to tell us the sex of our baby. We have been so excited these past few weeks awaiting the sonogram. After just a few seconds the sonographer pointed out what we had been waiting for…it was a BOY!!!

I was so excited to tell anyone and everyone the exciting news, but Andrew and I had talked about surprising friends and coworkers by making some gender reveal cupcakes! I was inspired months ago when I saw some incredibly cute Gender Reveal Cupcakes on Pinterest by Cream and Flutter. I immediately pinned them, knowing that it would be the perfect way to celebrate such exciting news! Is it a boy? Is it a girl? You’ll have to take a bite to find out! :D

Dark chocolate cupcakes filled with a fluffy tinted marshmallow filling and topped with a layer of decadent chocolate ganache. The cupcakes are then finished off with a mysterious little question mark! Such a fun and exciting way to reveal the gender of a coming baby!! Even if you aren’t having a baby or throwing a gender reveal party, these cupcakes can be customized for any holiday or occasion. I am thinking red, white and blue for the 4th of July, or perhaps red and green filling for Christmas….so many different and fun options!

Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Dark chocolate cupcakes filled with a fluffy tinted marshmallow filling and topped with a layer of decadent chocolate ganache. The cupcakes are then finished off with a mysterious little question mark! Such a fun and exciting way to reveal the gender of a coming baby!

Yield: 24 cupcakes and 3 cups of frosting

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

For Cupcakes:
2 cups sugar
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup strong black coffee (just brewed and still warm)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Marshmallow Filling:
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 ½ cups Marshmallow Fluff
3 tablespoons heavy cream
Blue or Pink Icing Color

Chocolate Ganache Frosting:
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

Directions:

Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pan with baking cup liners.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Batter will be thin. Transfer batter to a glass measuring cup with a pour spout and pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from pan. Cool the cupcakes in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool completely on a cooling rack.
To make the marshmallow filling: in a medium bowl beat together the butter, confectioners’ sugar, Marshmallow Fluff and heavy cream on medium speed until fluffy. Remove ⅓ cup of marshmallow filling (you will use this to pipe the question marks on the top of the cupcake) and transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a small plain round tip. Color the remaining filling your desired color. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a ¼ – inch plain round tip.
Once cupcakes have cooled, use a paring knife or apple corer to cut out a small circle in the center of each cupcake. Remove the core and trim leaving the core just big enough to be used to plug the hole once it is filled. Pipe the tinted marshmallow filling into each hollowed cupcake. Once the filling is in place, place the trimmed core of the cupcake back into place.

To see detailed pictures on how to core and fill the cupcakes, click HERE!
To make the chocolate ganache frosting, in a small saucepan, heat cream until steaming. Remove from the heat, add chocolate and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the butter and stir until smooth. Transfer the frosting to a small bowl and dip the top of each cupcake to thoroughly coat. Allow frosting to set, if desired, refrigerate the cupcakes to speed up the process.
Using the reserved marshmallow filling, pipe question marks across the center of each cupcake.

Source: A Sweet Pea's Kitchen Creation inspired by Cream and Flutter cupcakes adapted from Black Magic Cupcakes marshmallow filling adapted from Chocolate Cupcakes chocolate ganache from Bean Town Baker

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70 Responses to “Gender Reveal Cupcakes”

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    Donna Howard — June 22, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    so so cute – and clever!! congratulations!

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    Becca — June 22, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    WOOT WOOT! I’m SO excited for you :) Have you decided on a name yet??

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    Valerie Endicott — June 22, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    So very exciting! Congrats and LOVE the cupcakes!

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    Annie — June 22, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    Congrats!! Super cute cupcakes!

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    darlene — June 22, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    Congratulation!! And what a fun way to tell everyone!!!

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    natalie@thesweetslife — June 22, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    very fun!! congrats!

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    ♥, Ange — June 22, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    AW!! Congratulations! And your cupcakes look so so yummy!!

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    the second serving — June 22, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    First- congrats!! And second, such a cute and clever idea! Who bit into them first??!

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    Karista — June 22, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    Congratulations Christina!! What wonderful news! I have two girls but I have one nephew/Godson and I completely adore him. You will have so much fun with your new little Angel. Many Blessings!

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    Stefanie — June 22, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    Congrats on a boy!! What a cute way to reveal the gender :)

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    Becki — June 22, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    Congratulations! What an adventure awaits you. We have 3 sons. I had a miscarriage between sons 1 and 2, so I’m guessing that was probably my girl. I married the youngest of 3 sons myself. But almost 6 years ago our eldest son and his (then) wife had the first girl in 3 generations! This would’ve been a great revealing had they used this method. The cupcakes look scrumptious.

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    Ashley — June 22, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    YAY! a baby boy!

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    Chelsea — June 22, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    These are such a cute idea! Congrats!!

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    Chica Andaluza — June 22, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    Congratulations and what a fun idea!

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    Laura B. — June 22, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    Congratulations! Boys are awesome…my little man will be three in just a few weeks and he gets more fun by the day.

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    Lori S. — June 22, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    Congrats on the baby boy! I’ve got one girl and three boys – it’s amazing their differences both when little and as they grow. So much fun.

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    Caroline — June 22, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    CONGRATS Christina, that’s so exciting!!!! And what a cute and clever way to tell your friends and coworkers. :)

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    Kathy — June 22, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    Congrats! Love the cupcake idea.

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    tinas yummies — June 22, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    Congratulations!! And I LOVE the cupcakes!! :)

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    overtimecook — June 22, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

    Congrats!!! Little boys are just so cute. :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — June 22, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    How cute are these?! I love them! Congrats, boys are so much fun! My baby boy is 7 already!

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    bijee — June 22, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    Awwww congrats! We find out next week. Well be 19 weeks. I hope ours can be blue filled too!!!

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    teacher-chef — June 22, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS on the upcoming baby boy AND on making yet another delicious amazing treat, love these (and will hopefully get to make some of these for my friends/family in the next few years too)

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    Stacy — June 22, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    These are a great idea! I am 17 weeks pregnant and looking forward to our gender reveal ultrasound in a couple weeks. I’ll be making these to bring to our extended family get together!

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    Erin's DC Kitchen — June 22, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    What a cute idea, congrats on the baby boy!

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    Michael — June 22, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    Those cupcakes are awesome! Congratulations on the boy!

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    ChgoJohn — June 22, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

    Congratulations, Christina, and what a great way to share the news! Very clever!

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    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere — June 22, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

    What a cute idea!

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    cravesadventure — June 22, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

    Congrats – A Boy – YAY!!! Have a Wonderful Weekend!

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    Kathy — June 22, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

    Congratulations it’s a Boy! My First Grandchild will be a Boy!!

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    ideeintavola — June 23, 2012 @ 2:29 am

    wow!!!!Congratulations!!!!

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    Helen — June 23, 2012 @ 4:35 am

    Wow, congratulations! What a great idea to tell!!

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    Fresh and Foodie — June 23, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Cute! Congrats!

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    Living The Sweet Life — June 23, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    congratulations!! have you thought of names, room decorations, this is soo exciting :D
    Also, I love your reveal method – - such a cute idea.

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    Karen — June 23, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    How cute! What a nice way to tell friends and family. Congratulations and tharnkyuou for all your nice delicious recipes .

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    Rachel — June 23, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    Congratulations again! Boys are great! :D

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    Cordelia — June 23, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    I just have to say that I’m also expecting and all your recipes lately seem to be perfect timing for what I want or need! We’re having our anatomy ultrasound on Monday and I was looking for a clever way to announce, with all his family arriving next week for a wedding :)

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    MissMessy — June 23, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    Amazing! congrats :D

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    Chung-Ah (@damn_delicious) — June 23, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    Awwww so cute! Congrats!

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    mydailymorsel — June 23, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    kat — June 24, 2012 @ 1:35 am

    this is so cute! congratulations! :)

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    Lisa — June 24, 2012 @ 5:00 am

    Congratulations to you and your husband on your baby boy ‘bun’. I’m so happy for you, Christina! These cupcakes are a fantastic way to reveal the sex to your friends and family – not to mention, they look awesome!

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    muppy — June 24, 2012 @ 5:03 am

    wow, congratulations so excited for you! love love love the cupcake idea :)

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    The Rebel Chick — June 24, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    Such a cute idea!

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    Baker Street (@bakerstreet29) — June 24, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    What a fabulous idea!!! Love it. And you’ve executed it so beautifully! :)

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    Amanda Formaro (@amandaformaro) — June 24, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    What a totally fun idea!! Congrats on the baby!

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    glutenfreehappytummy — June 24, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    oh my gosh what a fun and creative idea!! congrats! how exciting!

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    Villy — June 24, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    SO cute and delicious!! Congrats!!

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    Liz — June 24, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    Such a fun idea…and a delicious one, too! Congratulations!!!!

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    Stephanie — June 24, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    This is such a cute idea! And congrats on the little man!

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