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A square piece of red cake topped with a cream cheese frosting topped with mini chocolate chips.
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Red Velvet Poke Cake

This red velvet poke cake is such a delicious, moist red velvet cake, filled with sweetened condensed milk, and topped with the best smooth cream cheese frosting. It's so easy, and so delicious!
Servings: 15
Calories: 528kcal


For the Red Velvet Cake:

  • 15 oz red velvet cake mix
  • 3 eggs, oil, and water (as called for on the cake mix box)
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk

For the Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Topping:

  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Prepare the cake mix and bake in a 9x13 pan according to package directions. (I usually check the cake about 5 minutes before the lowest time on the cake mix, and it's often done already)
  • Allow the cake to cool for about 5 minutes, then poke all over with the bottom of a wooden spoon, or a fork.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the cake, and try to fill all the holes. (I often go over them each a couple times)
  • Cover the cake and put it in the fridge to cool for 1 to 2 hours.

For the Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • In a large mixing bowl, or bowl of a stand mixer, beat the whipping cream at high speeds until stiff peaks are formed. Scoop it out of the bowl, if using a stand mixer, but don't worry about getting the bowl clean.
  • Add the softened cream cheese and mix for about 2 minutes, till creamy.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and powdered sugar, and whip together at medium speed until smooth.
  • Add in the whipped cream and stir together at slow speeds until you have a fluffy, creamy mixture.
  • Scoop the mixture on top of the prepared cake, and spread evenly over the top.
  • Sprinkle the top evenly with mini chocolate chips.
  • Cover the cake and place it in the fridge to chill for 2 hours, up to overnight.
  • Slice and serve.


Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 627IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 1mg