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Want an exciting and interactive gender reveal for everyone to experience? Gender reveal cake pops are the perfect treat to surprise your friends and family with during a baby gender reveal party.
Gender reveal cake pops are delicious sweet treats and super easy to make in a pinch. These cake pops use food coloring alternatives for those with allergies and can be altered to accommodate almost any food allergy you or your guests might have. These decadent, light, and flavorful sweets are sure to please and shock the whole family once they take a bite.
This tasty treat is great for large gatherings and small parties alike, make as many as you like, they also make great party favors for guests. Gender reveal cake pops also pair well with savory snacks like charcuterie boards or fun trail mixes, mix and match any combinations!
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What You Will Love About These Gender Reveal Cake Pops
- Such as fun idea for a gender reveal and allows everyone to participate.
- The flavor is awesome.
- Fun for the kids in the family too.
- Easy to make and can be made ahead of time so you’re not rushed on the big reveal day.
Equipment You’ll Need
For this recipe you’ll need two six inch cake pans, cake pop sticks, holder and treat bags. This recipe also offers food dye alternatives for those with allergies, red beet root powder, and blue pea powder are recommended.
(Complete ingredients and measurements in recipe card below.)
- Wet Cake Mix— A combination of granulated sugar, vegetable oil, a large egg, vanilla Extract, Whole Milk, and Sour Cream to form the base of the cake mix.
- Dry Cake Mix— A mix of all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt to form the complete cake mix.
- Blue Pea Powder— Colors the cake batter blue. Or can use regular food dye.
- Red Beetroot Powder— Colors the cake batter pink. or can use regular food dye.
- White Almond Bark— Coats the cake pops in a delicious shell. Or can use white chocolate chips.
- Sprinkles— Adds a sweet crunch to the cake pop. Adds a decorative and sweet crunch to the gender reveal cake pops.
Recipe Variations for Gender Reveal Cake Pops
- Swap the cake ingredients for cake mix if you’re short on time
- Add frosting to your cake balls to make them even more creamy
- Use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil if you prefer
- Switch the almond bark with white chocolate baking chips
- Use any melting chocolate, bark, or chips if preferred, make sure the melted chocolate is smooth before dipping. Add oil if needed to make it smooth
- Sprinkle chopped nuts over the top coating.
How to Make Gender Reveal Cake Pops
- Preheat the oven.
- In one bowl combine wet ingredients until incorporated.
- In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients and gradually add into the wet mix until smooth consistency is achieved.
- Divide batter and add red and blue powder to each half.
- Spray pans and pour each colored batter in their own pan.
- Bake until the center is cooked.
- Let cakes cool completely, once cooled crumble cake and form balls.
- Melt almond bark and dip sticks in chocolate then place in a cake ball.
- Dip cake balls in melted almond bark and add sprinkles, put on a stand to harden.
How to Serve Gender Reveal Cake Pops
Serve once the chocolate hardens completely, because they keep well at room temperature, you can make them a few days advance if you want. Place on a party platter for grab and go or wrap them individually for a perfect party favor.
What to Serve With The Cake Pops
- Serve with a non-alcoholic drink, such as Honey Blackberry Mint Mocktail
- If you prefer a hot beverage, try our Crockpot Hot Chocolate .
- Finger Foods are always enjoyable at a gender reveal party. Try our Cheddar Jalapeno Pretzel Bites With Honey Mustard or Easy Flavor Filled Texas Twinkies Recipe.
Expert Tips and Tricks
- Make sure to add sprinkles immediately before the chocolate cools too much or they won’t stick.
- Try to remove crumbs from melted chocolate after each dip to avoid crumbs on the outside of the cake pop.
- Make cake pops one color at a time to avoid mixing which one is blue and which one is pink.
How to Store or Freeze the Gender Reveal Cake Pops
Leftover cake pops can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for 3-5 days. They can also be kept in the fridge for up to a week. If you would like to freeze your cake pops, store in a single layer in the freezer in an airtight container for about two months. Allow to thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
Can this recipe be made Gluten-Free?
Yes, this recipe can be made gluten-free by switching out the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free flour.
Why use beet root or pea flower for the coloring?
Beet root and Pea powder are great alternatives to food dyes and colorings; they are all-natural and easy to use and helpful for people with allergies to regular food dyes. Add more or less to change the hue of your cake pops
Can I use a box cake mix instead of making it from scratch?
Yes, you can make your cake from a box instead of from scratch. Simply follow the instructions on the box and ball cake after it cools as instructed and continue from there.
Gender Reveal Cake Pops
- cake pop sticks
- 2 6 inch cake pans
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ⅛ cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ cup sour cream
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup milk
- 2 teaspoons blue pea powder
- ½ teaspoon red beet powder
- 4 cubes white almond bark
- 15 cake pop sticks
- pink and blue sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 350°f.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, sugar, vanilla, and oil. Whisk together until fully incorporated.
- Add the sour cream and milk and combine.
- In another mixing bowl, combine and mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually mix the dry ingredients Into the wet ingredients until a smooth batter remains.
- Divide the batter into two bowls. Add the blue powder to one and the red powder to the other. Mix well until the desired color is reached.
- Spray the two 6” cake pans with oil and pour each colored batter into the respective pan.
- Place the pans on a baking sheet for convenience and cook at 350°f for 20 minutes. Test the center of the cakes with a toothpick to be sure they’re fully cooked.
- Once cooked, remove and set aside to completely cool before removing the cakes from the pan.
- Once the cakes have cooled, crumble the cake and form them into 1 1/2” balls. Set aside. (See note)
- Melt the almond bark in a bowl using a microwave. Heat 30 seconds at a time until fully melted. Add a splash of oil if needed.
- Dip the cake pop stick into the melted chocolate about a half inch. Then stick it into the cake ball. Repeat for all the cake balls.
- Take the cake pops that were first to receive their sticks and dip them into the melted chocolate until fully coated. Place upright in a holder or foam base to allow the chocolate to harden. Make sure you know which cake pop is the desired color. Add the sprinkles on top of the cake pops before the chocolate hardens.