Red Velvet Poke Cake

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(Last Updated On: March 7, 2019)

Red Velvet Poke Cake: Melt in your mouth chocolate cake topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. The easiest and prettiest cake for your Valentine!


Red Velvet Poke Cake

Looking to impress your Lover, or to woo yourself a new one?


Red Velvet Poke Cake


Step 1: Make this cake If someone doesn’t like red velvet cake, they are meant for you dear Baking Beauty reader. Or maybe try this easy chocolate poke cake instead?


Red Velvet Poke Cake

Perhaps they’re more of a pie person? Not someone I could personally ever fall in love with, but allow me to suggest these.


Red Velvet Poke Cake

Alone this year? I love you and YOU deserve this cake. Whip it up for yourself Beautiful! 🙂





Red Velvet Poke Cake

Red Velvet Poke Cake: Melt in your mouth chocolate cake topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. The easiest and prettiest cake for your Valentine!
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 15 Slices
Author Krystle
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  • <b> For the Red Velvet Poke Cake </b>
  • 8 Tablespoon Butter Softened
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Red Food Coloring
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 1/4 Cup All purpose Flour
  • 5 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder I used Hersheys
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 1 Can 12 Ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Sprinkles and Mini Chocolate Chips If Desired
  • <b> For the Cream Cheese Frosting </b>
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Butter Softened
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Whole Milk


  • <b> For the Red Velvet Poke Cake </b>
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and dust a 9x13 inch pan with flour.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, vanilla extract, vinegar,,red food coloring, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • Alternate adding buttermilk and flour a little at a time until just combined. Do not over mix.
  • Evenly spread batter into prepared ban. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Immediately, poke holes all over top of cake using the handle of a wooden spoon. Pour sweetened condensed milk over cake. Cool completely.
  • <b> For the Cream Cheese Frosting </b>
  • Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Stir in salt and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time. Alternate with milk as needed until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Spread over cake. Top with sprinkles, and mini chocolate chips if desired.
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Red Velvet Poke Cake

Red Velvet Poke Cake Adapted via Lil Luna

Red Velvet Poke Cake Tips:

a. Don’t be tempted to leave out the vinegar. This will help our good friend baking soda rise which makes your cake light and fluffy!

Red Velvet Poke Cake Trivia Tidbits:

a. The Red Velvet Cake was invented at a New York City hotel called the Waldorf Astoria.

b. During WW II red velvet cakes were made with beet root juice.

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Cooking dinner for your lover? Consider making these alongside your cake!

  1. One Pot Sausage Pasta
  2. Skillet Lasagna


Red Velvet Recipes From Blogs I Heart:

  1. Oreo Red Velvet Bars via Crazy For Crust
  2. Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cups via The Domestic Rebel
  3. Red Velvet High Hat Cookies via Beyond Frosting

What do you think of this Red Velvet Poke Cake? What dessert would you want to Valentines Day?