red velvet poke cake with cream cheese frosting

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Dessert Recipe, Poke Cake, Red Velvet Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes

This red velvet poke cake is a rich and moist cake recipe that is so easy to make. You will love this easy red velvet recipe!


What You Need

  • box red velvet cake mix and ingredients called for on the box
  • 5 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • sprinkles or mini choocolate chips


  1. Begin by preparing the boxed red velvet cake mix according to box directions. I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Red Velvet, but you can use your favorite red velvet cake mix. Bake the cake according to the box and allow it to cool.

  2. Once the cake is cooled using a wooden spoon, poke holes approximately every 2 inches into the cake, about halfway to the bottom of the cake.

  3. Then pour the sweetened condensed milk all over the cake and use an spatula to spread out the milk making sure it covers the entire cake.

  4. Place the cake into the refrigerate for an hour before frosting.

  5. For the frosting in a large bowl, combine the butter, cream cheese and powdered icing sugar. Mix for 2 minutes until smooth and light. If necessary to thin out the frosting add a teaspoon of vanilla and tablespoon of milk.

  6. Spread the frosting all over the cake using a spatula.

  7. Add sprinkles or desired toppings.