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Monday, August 6, 2012

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Red Velvet Poke Cake - Daughter's Craving.

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Hi everybody : )

Remember the Carrot Poke Cake with Cheesecake Filling I did a while back? daughter doesn't share my love for carrot cakes. She's a red velvet cake lover, (like hubby). Hey all you carrot cake fans. we got traitors in our mist! : ) I love red velvet too, but if I had to choose....carrot cake takes the prize.

This cake is the basically the same as I did for the carrot poke cake, just subbing out the carrot cake mix for the red velvet cake mix. So here it goes.

1 box red velvet cake
ingredients needed to make cake (eggs, oil, & water)
2 (3.4 oz.) boxes instant Cheesecake-flavored pudding
4 cups milk
1 (8 oz.) tub Cool Whip, thawed
4 oz cream cheese ( 1/2 of 8-oz pkg.) (softened) 
2 tablespoons powdered sugar  (or a little more if desired)
1/2 cup chopped nuts or coconut if desired
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Pour into 13x9-inch baking pan.

Bake 35 to 40 min. or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven.    Let cool for a few minutes. Then, with a wooden spoon handle, large fork or skewer poke holes in the warm cake at 1/2-inch intervals. Be sure to poke right down to the bottom of the cake. You want holes big enough so that the pudding has plenty of room to get to the bottom.
Cake with holes

In a medium bowl, prepare instant pudding with milk, whisking until all the lumps are gone. Pour pudding over cake. Making sure to get right into the holes as much pudding as possible. Cover and put in the refrigerator to set for about 2 hours.

BEAT cool whip, cream cheese, and powdered sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until well blended. Spread onto cake. Sprinkle with nuts or coconut if desired. Eat! Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Oh by the way, my daughter made this one; she's a very picky eater and thinks that since carrots are vegetables, they don't belong in cakes. She doesn't know what she's saying, I think law school is affecting her taste buds : )

Cake with Cheesecake Filling
I didn't get a chance to take a picture of the finished cake. They woofed it down too fast. The piece above is the ONLY slice I ate : (  The cake was good obviously.

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  1. Hi Cindy! I want to make this for a picnic tomorrow, but I'm not sure how much powderd sugar? Thanks!

    1. Hi Kelli, sorry about the confuse the recipe for the Cool Whip Cream Frosting is found here: For more info see the carrot poke cake here:

  2. I couldn't find the cheesecake pudding flavor. But I found instant cheesecake. It's JELL-O brand and its comes in this box with the cheesecake mix and crust mix but I would just be using the cheesecake mix. Would it really make a difference?

    1. Hi Lillian, it would be fine to use that too. Enjoy :)