How to Make a Gender Reveal Cake

Surprise on the Inside Gender Reveal Cake     


Prep: 30 MIN
Total: 2 HR 45 MIN
Servings: 18


A fun cake filled with a colorful sweet surprise that tumbles out when you cut into it, revealing to your eager guests if the baby-to-be is a girl (pink) or a boy (blue)!


  • 2 boxes Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ cake mix (any flavor)
  • Water, vegetable oil, and eggs called for on cake mix boxes
  • 2 containers Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
  • 2 cups pink or blue M&M's™ chocolate candies
  • 1/4 cup pink or blue M&M'S™ minis chocolate candies
  • 3/4 cup assorted pink or blue candy sprinkles


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray two 8-inch round pans; place 8-inch round piece of cooking parchment paper in the bottom of each pan. Grease or spray parchment paper. In a large bowl, beat 1 box cake mix and ingredients called for on box with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on high speed about 2 minutes or until smooth. Spread in pans. Bake as directed on box. Cool 10 minutes; run a knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes. Gently remove from pans to cooling rack; remove parchment paper. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Repeat to make 2 more layers.

  2. Flatten cake layers by trimming off rounded tops. In 2 layers, cut small round out of the center, using 4-inch round cutter.

  3. To assemble cake: Place 1 uncut cake layer on cake stand or serving platter; spread 1/3 cup frosting on top. Top with 1 layer with center removed; spread 1/3 cup frosting on top. Top with the second layer with center removed; spread 1/3 cup frosting on top. Fill cake with candies and candy sprinkles. Gently press candies to level, top with full cake layer. Frost side and top of cake using remaining frosting. Store loosely covered in the refrigerator.