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closeup of a square slice of red velvet cake poke cake with white icing and red and green Christmas sprinkles
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Red Velvet Poke Cake

A red velvet poke cake made simple by baking a soft moist cake from a mix, infusing it with a thick sweet white chocolate filling, and topping it with a cream cheese frosting!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
refrigerate time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 24 slices
Calories 337kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake box mix
  • 1 ½ cup Water
  • 3 large Eggs
  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips melted
  • 2 cups cream cheese frosting canned or homemade (see recipe in below)
  • ¼ cup Christmas colored sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Grease the bottom and sides of a 13x9 pan
  • Mix ingredients for the red velvet cake mix (according to package directions)
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely
  • Add white chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl and microwave at 50% power level for 30 seconds. Then stir and heat for an additional 15 seconds then stir until completely melted. Microwave for an another 15 seconds if necessary but do not heat for more than 1 minute total or it may burn.
  • After chocolate chips have melted, stir in the condensed milk until completely smooth.
  • Once the cake was cooled, poke holes all over the cake using the handle of a wooden spoon.
  • Pour the white chocolate mixture over the entire cake and spread it gently into all of the holes.
  • Place the cake in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set.
  • After the cake has chilled, spread the cream cream cheese frosting over the entire cake.
  • Place the frosted cake back in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, add seasonal colored sprinkles.

Notes

Substitute jello instant vanilla pudding, white chocolate pudding or chocolate pudding mixture instead of the white chocolate chip/condensed milk mixture.
Add shaved white chocolate swirls, crushed Oreo cookies, or mini chocolate chips to the top if desired.
 
How to Make Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting
Make your own homemade cream cheese frosting by mixing 1 stick of unsalted butter, 8 oz of softened cream cheese, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 3 cups (1 lb) of powdered sugar in a stand mixer or use a hand held electric mixer. this makes enough for a 13x9 pan, 2 8 or 9-inch layers, or 24 cupcakes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg