This Red Velvet Poke Cake is super simple and makes for a perfect pot luck dessert. Since we start with a boxed cake mix, store bought pudding, and Cool-Whip, it is very easy to make quite quickly.
Red Velvet Poke Cake
Poke cakes are some of my favorite desserts that I like to make for pot lucks and family gatherings. My Boston Cream Poke Cake is one of the most popular recipes I have shared on my blog. Plus, poke cakes are always a hit with my family and friends.
Since Christmas and the holiday season are just around the corner, I was super excited to make this Red Velvet Poke Cake for dessert this past weekend. My hubby and kiddos always enjoy cake for dessert and I like that I can make a poke cake in little to no time, they always turn out great too!
Red Velvet and chocolate pair so well together. I was sure that the chocolate pudding would make for a great combo with the cake. Plus you add on the Cool-Whip and some chocolate sprinkles or chocolate curls and you can really dress up the cake!
For this Red Velvet Poke Cake, you will need a red velvet cake mix, store bought chocolate pudding or Homemade Chocolate Pudding, Cool-Whip, and your ingredients needed for your box mix. So super simple.
1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix (plus box ingredients)
2 boxes Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix or Homemade Chocolate Pudding
4 cup Milk
8 oz thawed Frozen Whipped topping
Prepare cake in 13×9″ pan according to box directions.
Use spoon handle to poke holes evenly across cake.
Combine milk and pudding mix and whisk until well blended.
Pour pudding over cake making sure it gets down into holes.
Refrigerate cake for several hours to allow pudding to settle and set up.
Spread whipped topping over pudding layer and spread with spatula to cover completely.
Refrigerate for at least several more hours.
I like to freeze my poke cakes to have them ready for our pot lucks. I pull them from the freezer just before we head out. They always thaw quickly so it works great!
Do you have a favorite cake that you like to make for the holidays? This one will be taken to a couple of our family functions this holiday season. It was super tasty!
Looking for other cake recipes? Be sure to see these other recipes that I have shared with you…