Gender Reveal Cupcakes

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Simple, yet impressive looking, gender reveal cupcakes with a healthier cupcake base.

Easy, Cute Gender Reveal Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Cupcake Base!It’s about time I “formally” announced here (on Chelsea’s Messy Apron) the gender of our next babe. I announced the pregnancy on this post with some help from my little guy. A few weeks later we learned the gender of our next one, but I wanted to tell you all in a more fun way than just saying writing it.

So instead of having the announcement mixed up in some random blog posts, I’ve got a bunch of pictures leading up to the final reveal of our next baby’s gender. These cupcakes were filled with a certain colored frosting and the last picture shows the cupcake cut in half…so….is the inside PINK or BLUE? πŸ™‚

Easy, Cute Gender Reveal Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Cupcake Base!

These cupcakes may look a bit difficult to make, but they are actually pretty quick and easy. The decorating really isn’t hard to do; in fact, they are quite fun to decorate. I mean dunking anything in a bowl of melted chocolate has it’s perks, right? It means you can totally sneak a spoonful of the chocolate in between each and every dip…

The actual cupcakes start with a cake mix. I doctor the mix up a bit to make them super moist, flavorful, and ultimately to make the cakes taste like they’ve been made from scratch (without the extra work involved!) . I’ve been doctoring up cake mixes with my mom since I was little and it’s one of my favorite bases for actual cakes or cupcakes. This particular “doctored-up” cake mix has some healthier ingredients mixed in. I mean it’s obviously not the picture of good health, but a bit better for you πŸ™‚ And the best news is, no one could even tell the cupcakes tasted any different or “healthy” at all!

If you aren’t a fan of using cake mixes, just use your very favorite chocolate cupcake recipe in place of the doctored-up cake recipe.

Easy, Cute Gender Reveal Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Cupcake Base!

The top is just beaten whipped cream. The first time I made these I was out of heavy whipping cream so I used some thawed Cool Whip. Both work just great. If you are someone that avoids Cool Whip, use the heavy cream. And if you don’t mind using it, the Cool Whip saves a few steps. Also, you can always get the fat free version if you prefer that or are looking to cut some calories on these.

The chocolate coating is just chocolate chips + coconut oil. I love dark chocolate, but milk or semi-sweet will work out well here!
Easy, Cute Gender Reveal Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Cupcake Base!Enough cupcake talk…it’s time to share the gender already!

And…….

Easy, Cute Gender Reveal Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Cupcake Base!We couldn’t be more excited to have another little guy in our family! I’m so excited that Grey is going to have a little brother to be best buds with! <3

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Gender Reveal Cupcakes

5 from 4 votes
Simple, yet impressive looking, gender reveal cupcakes with a healthier cupcake base.
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Gender Reveal Cupcakes

5 from 4 votes
Simple, yet impressive looking, gender reveal cupcakes with a healthier cupcake base.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gender Reveal Cupcakes
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 package (15.25 ounces) triple chocolate fudge chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder I use Hershey's
  • 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or sub whatever milk

Inside Frosting

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Pink or blue food coloring

Topping

  • 1 pint (2 cups) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 and 1/3 cups dark chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with nonstick liners and then lightly spray the liners (some cupcakes have a tendency to stick to the liners so I spray with a coconut oil nonstick spray on them.)
  • In a bowl, stir together the cake mix and cocoa powder.
  • In another bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, coconut oil (measure when melted. It is important the coconut oil is completely melted and then cooled off a little before adding it with the eggs), eggs, vanilla, and almond milk. Mix until well combined.
  • Combine the dry and wet ingredients and stir until just combined. The mixture is very thick - this is normal.
  • Fill the cupcake liners with about 3 tablespoons of the mixture (This cupcake recipe yields 24 cupcakes so plan accordingly).
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a fork comes out clean when inserted into the center.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.

Frosting

  • Beat the (at room temperature) cream cheese (MUST be room temperature for a smooth frosting) and the butter until smooth and creamy. Add in the vanilla and a pinch of salt if desired. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar until the desired consistency has been reached.
  • Dye the frosting pink or blue and fill up a frosting bag fitted with a number 12 round decorating tip.
  • Press the tip of the frosting into the top of the cupcake (no need to remove any part of the actual cupcake) and press the frosting into the cupcake.
  • Without removing any of the cake mixture, the frosting will fill up the center.
  • Scrape any of the extra frosting off the top and set aside.

Topping

  • If you would rather use Cool Whip, transfer the completely thawed Cool Whip into a frosting bag fitted with a 1M tip and pipe in a circular motion around the cupcake reaching high.
  • Place the cupcakes in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  • If you are using the heavy cream, place the very cold heavy whipping cream in a stand mixer with a whipping paddle and beat until it reaches stiff peaks.
  • Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla after about 3 minutes of being beaten.
  • Transfer the whipped cream into a frosting bag fitted with the 1M tip and pipe the cupcakes.
  • Place the cupcakes in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and then microwave in bursts of 15 seconds stirring for 15 seconds in between each microwave burst or until the chocolate is smooth.
  • Set aside to cool down to room temperature.
  • Take the cupcakes right out of the freezer and dip them in the chocolate evenly. Freeze again for 10 minutes and then enjoy!
  • Cupcakes best enjoyed the same day.

Recipe Notes

The whipped topping can do 24 cupcakes, but they won't be as high as the ones pictured. I used about 1 pint of whipped topping per 12 cupcakes to have a super high top. So double the whipped topping if desired.

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62 Comments

    1. They are SO easy! And I’m sure if you did them they would be about 100x prettier πŸ™‚ Thanks Alli!!

  1. What a fun idea! I love how elegant they look but they are so simple. Two boys! We are having our second boy too. So excited πŸ™‚

    Also I just discovered Walmart sells a new cool whip called tru whip. It is supposed to be a more natural version of cool whip. I had a coupon that made it free, and I was impressed!

    1. I saw you were pregnant but didn’t know it was a boy! I am SO excited for you! How fun we will both have two boys πŸ™‚ Um that is crazy exciting!! — thanks so much for telling me I need to try that ASAP! πŸ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    Congrats! That is so very exciting! I love the gender reveal cupcakes- such a cute idea πŸ™‚ I have a little boy on the way too- 6 weeks to go πŸ™‚ I’m so happy for you guys!

  3. Awww yay! Congrats to you and your beautiful little family! I am so excited for you!! I wanted a boy SO bad but we couldn’t be more thrilled with sweet little Stella. I forgot all about wanting a little boy as soon as they put her in my arms. But we are definitely hoping for a boy with the next one πŸ˜‰

    1. Haha TOO funny! For my first I wanted a girl so, so bad, but as soon as we had a boy it was just right πŸ™‚ Funny how that happens! Thanks so much Mariah!

  4. Hooray for a BOY!!! Chelsea I am so excited for you, and I say it with all my heart! May you have an easy, fun and healthy pregnancy that would lead to one more little buddle of joy in you family!!! Love the cupcakes as well, but you know I am such a big fan of yours that I like everything you make πŸ™‚

  5. Congrats, Chelsea!! These cupcakes are super cute. I love hi-hat cupcakes because of that crunchy chocolate coating! I need to try your doctored up cake mix recipe! Box mixes can totally be as delicious as from-scratch. πŸ™‚

    1. Aren’t they the best?! I still remember your amazing hi-hat cake! NEED to make that still! And yes – totally agree! I worked at a restaurant where the bakery downstairs actually used cake mixes for their starting point for tons of things – people always went nuts over the cakes πŸ™‚

  6. Yay, congratulations, Chelsea!!! That is awesome that Grey is going to have a little brother. They’re going to have the best bond πŸ™‚ So happy and excited for you all! Love the way you revealed the gender too! These cupcakes are so adorable!

  7. Chelsea these cupcakes are such an awesome idea! and the dipping of the top in chocolate is such a cool idea it reminds me of an ice cream cone the ones with the hard chocolate shell! super cool! and congratulations on another boy! I bet Grey is gonna have a blast with a baby brother! πŸ˜‰ hope you all have a really great weekend!

    1. Haha totally the inspiration for these! I LOVE those ice cream cones – they are my favorite! Thanks so much Michele!

  8. Congratulations, Chelsea!! Somehow, I missed your first announcement that you were pregnant! It will be so fun to have two little boys, and I’m sure they will be best buds! When I saw your blue nail polish, it got me wondering if it was a boy… πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much Kristine! Haha the blue nail polish was actually pure coincidence! My sister’s hands are actually the ones in the photo and she happened to have blue nails πŸ™‚ Too funny!

  9. Congratulations Chelsea! What a fun way to celebrate and share! I’ve always wondered how to do these kinds of cupcakes anyways πŸ™‚ And that drip shot, my gosh it’s gorgeous! So excited for you and your family!

  10. Can I make these fully topped and covered in chocolate in the morning and serve them in the evening? What would be the best way to store them in this case?

  11. Hi!
    I was going through all your recipes and saw this picture of amazing looking cupcakes!
    Before I attempt making, one question;
    When you dip the frosting into the melted chocolate, how do you make sure the whipped cream doesn’t fall?
    Thanks!

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