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DIY Gender Reveal Cake


We've been bitten by the baby bug lately as our co-founder Maan is currently pregnant and in her 6th month - which means, we finally know if it's a boy or a girl! Here's how she had her gender reveal by baking a cake. Recipe (and if she's having a boy or girl!) below:

DIY Gender Reveal Cake: White* Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

(*We'll make it blue or pink in the end!)

Hi, everyone! I had so much fun baking the cake with my sister, Hannah so I decided to share the recipe - and the fun! - with you guys. We wanted a fun way to announce our baby's gender and what better way than with cake! The recipe is for a basic White Cake which we tweaked a little and added food coloring. If you don't have a baby on the way, you can use this recipe to make a basic white birthday cake or a rainbow cake or any excuse to have cake! ;)




3 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup (1 whole bar or 2 sticks) butter softened

1/2 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco or the pre-mixed tubs in Caro & Marie)

5 eggs at room temperature

1/2 cup whole milk, room temperature

1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature (DIY: add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to 1/2 cup whole milk)

3 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Blue or Pink food coloring