• Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins
  • Serves: 12-16 servings

Easy Red Velvet Poke Cake

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Category: Gifts, Holiday, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1 red velvet cake mix, follow package directions
  • - Or - make your own red velvet cake from scratch
  • ~~ Cream Cheese Syrup ”“ filling ~~
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ~~ Best Ever Cream Cheese Buttercream ~~
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2½ teaspoons almond extract
  • 4 to 4½ cups confectioners”™ sugar


~~ Red Velvet Cake ~~

To make this easy, use a prepared cake mix. Follow directions on the box using a 9x13. Bake and cool, poke holes using an end of a spatula or anything you would like to use to poke the holes in the cake. Set aside, while you make the cream cheese syrup.

~~ Cream Cheese Syrup ”“ filling ~~

In a small mixing bowl beat, by hand, cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract for 1-2 minutes.

Drizzle over the holes of the cake. Use a spatula to spread over the holes evenly. If there is any extra or a pool of frosting, continue to spread the filling until it is all absorbed into the holes. Chill in the fridge, while you make the buttercream frosting.

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