Red Velvet Poke Cake

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. Cake mix, chocolate fudge ice cream topping, sweetened condensed milk, butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Can make in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve. #cakemix #redvelvet #valentinesday #christmas

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Easy Poke Cake Recipe with Cake Mix

I think Red Velvet Cake is a requirement for the holiday season. This 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.

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How to Make Red Velvet Poke Cake

This cake is super simple to make. Prepare a box of red velvet cake mix according to the package directions. Pour the batter into a 9×13-inch baking dish and bake. Remove the cake from the oven and poke holes in the cake. Mix together a jar of chocolate fudge ice cream topping and sweetened condensed milk. Pour the mixture over the warm cake and let cool completely. Once the cake has cooled, prepare the cream cheese frosting. Mix together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Spread the frosting over the cake and chill until ready to serve.

  • I used a box of Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix.
  • Use the end of a spoon handle, spatula, or chopstick to poke the holes in the cake. You want the holes to be fairly large to have the glaze seep into the holes. A fork will not make big enough holes.
  • Make sure to pour the fudge glaze over the cake right after you remove the cake from the oven. The glazes will soak into the cake better if the cake is hot.
  • This cake is best made the day before and refrigerated overnight. That gives the frosting time to set up.
  • Store the cake covered in the refrigerator.
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Red Velvet Cake for the Holidays

The star of this recipe might be the quick homemade Cream Cheese Frosting! OMG! It really puts this poke cake over the top!! This 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.

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Red Velvet Poke Cake

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
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. Cake mix, chocolate fudge ice cream topping, sweetened condensed milk, butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Can make in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve. #cakemix #redvelvet #valentinesday #christmas

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix plus ingredients to make cake
  • 1 (12-oz) jar chocolate fudge ice cream topping
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-oz ) package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • 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.
  • Spread cream cheese frosting over the top. Chill.

Notes:

  • I used a box of Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix.
  • Use the end of a spoon handle, spatula, or chopstick to poke the holes in the cake. You want the holes to be fairly large to have the glaze seep into the holes. A fork will not make big enough holes.
  • Make sure to pour the fudge glaze over the cake right after you remove the cake from the oven. The glazes will soak into the cake better if the cake is hot.
  • This cake is best made the day before and refrigerated overnight. That gives the frosting time to set up.
  • Store the cake covered in the refrigerator.

Steph

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  1. I made the cake following your recipe and it is wonderful! One more question please. Do you thank this would work in a Bundt pan. I would appreciate your thoughts. Thank you!

  2. Can you use another type of cake mix still using all the other ingredients? Sounds so good and didn’t know if changing type of cake would mess up the wonderful outcome

  3. I made this cake today to take to a friend who had a death in her family. It was so delicious that I am making it for a party for tomorrow night. Very rich and the icing is soooooooooooo good!

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