Red Velvet Poke Cake Recipe with homemade cream cheese frosting
Red Velvet Poke Cake – red velvet cake soaked in sweetened condensed milk and chocolate and topped with a quick homemade cream cheese frosting. SO good! Great for potlucks and the holidays.
I think Red Velvet Cake is a requirement for the holiday season. This Red Velvet Poke Cake is definitely required for any holiday celebration this season! OMG! This cake is out of this world delicious!
Poke Cakes are one of my favorite desserts because I can make them a few days ahead of time and they get better the longer they sit in the fridge. Letting it sit in the fridge overnight gives the cake time to soak up all that yummy chocolate and sweetened condensed milk. It is hard to wait overnight to eat the cake, but it really is better if you can muster up the will power to wait.
The star of this recipe might be the quick homemade Cream Cheese Frosting! OMG! It really puts this poke cake over the top!! This Red Velvet Poke Cake is going to be a staple at all of our holiday parties. It is great for potlucks or even a homemade gift. Bake the cake in a foil pan and pop a bow on top.
Yield: 12 servings
Red Velvet Poke Cake
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 35 mins
1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix, plus ingredients to make cake
1 (12-oz) jar chocolate fudge ice cream topping
1 (14-oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
Bake cake in a 9×13-inch pan according to direction on the package.
While cake is baking, mix milk and chocolate fudge topping until well blended. When the cake is done and while it’s still hot, poke holes in it with a fork or straw. Pour milk mixture over the cake. Allow cake to cool completely.
To make frosting: Beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy.