Gender Reveal Cake Pops


Gender reveal cake pops are sweet and delicious, covered in icing, and make a fun, delicious way to get everyone in on the gender reveal fun.

Closeup shot of gender reveal cake pop with bite taken out

If you watch America's Funniest Home Video, TikTok, YouTube, or the like, then you've seen what can happen when people get crazy with their gender reveals. It's rarely a good outcome. However, these gender reveal cake pops are a fool proof way to announce your baby's gender - deliciously!

I'm a big fan of cake pops. I made them as gifts, bring them to birthday parties and potlucks, make them for holidays, and sometimes, just because! Once you try them, you'll be looking for any excuse to make them, not just gender reveals.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • These pops are sweet and delicious.
  • They're easy to make.
  • They're a fun, delicious, and safe way to do a gender reveal.


You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make these easy cake pops.

  • White cake mix prepared according to box directions  
  • White frosting
  • Pink or blue gel food coloring
  • White almond bark
  • Blue and pink colored sprinkles

See the recipe card at the end of the post for amounts.

Overhead shot of gender reveal cake pop ingredients on table


It only takes a few simple steps to make this recipe. I'm hitting the highlights below, but you'll find the full instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  1. Mix the cake according to the package directions.
Closeup shot of oil being poured into mixing bowl with cake mix

2. Add the pink or blue food coloring to the batter.

Overhead shot of pink cake batter in mixing bowl
Overhead shot of cake pans with blue and pink batter

3. Bake the cake per the box directions and let it cool completely.

Overhead shot of baked cakes in cake pans

4. Crumble the cake in the cake pan. Then add the frosting and mix by hand until you can form the mixture into balls.

Overhead shot of crumbled cake with fosting on top

5. Scoop the dough out using an ice cream or cookie scoop and form it into balls. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Closeup shot of cake pop batter in scoop

6. Dip wooden sticks in melted almond bark and press into the cake pops. Freeze until set.

Unfrosted gender reveal cake pops on baking sheet lined with parchment paper

7. Dip the pops in melted almond bark mixed with a small amount of coconut oil. Let the excess drip off.

Gender reveal cake pop being diped into metled almond bark

8. Add the sprinkles, let the cake pops, set, and serve.


You'll only need a few basic items to make these cake pops.

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cake pop sticks
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet

Substitutions and Variations

  • Any Cake: Use any cake that's easily colored for this recipe. White, vanilla, and the like work well.
  • White Chocolate: If you don't have white almond bark, you can use white chocolate chips. You'll likely have to add a bit more coconut oil.


  • Chill the cake pops before adding the melted chocolate. This allows the chocolate to set faster.
  • Fully immerse the cake pops in the melted chocolate to fully coat the batter.
  • Always dip the end of the cake pop stick in melted chocolate before adding them to the dough balls. This allows the cake pops to stay on the sticks.
Closeup shot of pink gender reveal cake pop with bite taken out


What are cake pops?

They're a form of cake styled as a lollipop. Cake crumbs are mixed with icing or chocolate and formed into balls, then covered with chocolate or another melted candy coating.

Who invented cake pops?

A food blogger named Angie Dudley from Georgia created cake pops in 2008.

Can any cake be used for cake pops?

Absolutely. I used white because it's easily colored for this recipe, but any cake makes great cake pops.

Other Cake Recipes

Yield: 24 cake pops

Gender Reveal Cake Pops

Gender Reveal Cake Pops

These gender reveal cake pops are an easy, delicious way to announce your baby's gender to everyone WITHOUT shenanigans or injuries.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 12 minutes


  • white cake mix prepared according to box directions 

  • 2-3 tbsp white frosting

  • Pink or blue gel food coloring
  • 12 oz white almond bark

  • Blue and pink colored sprinkles

  • 24 cake pop sticks


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Prepare 9x13 cake pan by spraying it with cooking spray. (I used two 8-inch round pans to prepare half blue and half pink cake pops.)
  3. Prepare cake mix batter according to box directions.
  4. Add blue or pink gel food coloring until desired color is reached.  The exact amount will depend on the type of food coloring you are using.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake according to box directions or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Allow cake to cool.
  7. Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  8. Using a fork, crumble the cake right in the pan.
  9. Add frosting and work with hands until the dough holds together and you can form a ball.
  10. Using a 2 tablespoon scoop, scoop dough, form it into balls, and place balls on your prepared baking sheet.
  11. Melt a small amount of almond bark. Dip skewers into melted bark and then push them into the cake pops.

  12. Freeze for 1 hour.

  13. Melt remaining white almond bark. If it seems too thick, you could add a small amount of coconut oil to thin it a bit.  This will depend on the consistency of your bark.
  14. Roll each cake pop in melted bark, allowing excess to drip off.

  15. Add sprinkles quickly before bark hardens.

  16. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 266Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 29mgSodium 192mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 2gSugar 21gProtein 4g

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