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Easy Dreamy Red Velvet Cream Cheese Poke Cake

Easy Dreamy Red Velvet Cream Cheese Poke Cake is one of the easiest desserts you can make for a family after dinner dessert.  Don't miss out on all the dreaminess of a red velvet cream cheese poke-filled cake! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, easy dessert, poke cake, red velvet, red velvet dessert
Servings: 15 Servings
Author: Kim Lange


  • Easy Dreamy Red Velvet Cream Cheese Poke Cake
  • 1 Red Velvet Cake Mix + ingredients called out on box recipe
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 8 oz very softened cream cheese
  • 12 oz tub of whipped cream or 5-6 cups of whipped cream can also use 8 oz for 3 cups, but we prefer more whipped cream


  • Bake cake as directed on cake box directions using ingredients called out for a 9x13 cake.
  • After cake has baked, let it cool, then poke with holes.
  • Using a whisk or mixer, beat softened cream cheese (microwave 30 seconds if not softened) then add in sweetened condensed milk and mix well.
  • Pour over holes in cake and smooth out into holes as much as possible.
  • Frost cake with whipped cream and place in fridge overnight or up to 6 hours.
  • Cut and devour!


Other cream cheese filling versions: This poke cake uses sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese for the poke filling, but you can also use cheesecake pudding or vanilla pudding and add some softened cream cheese to still make it cream cheese flavored because, seriously, does anything go better with red velvet?
For the cheesecake pudding, I would use 2 of the small packages and add the milk as directed on the package instead of one package, to get a lot of pudding, versus not enough.
If you use the vanilla pudding and cream cheese, whip softened cream cheese, add in 1 box of vanilla pudding and 1 1/2 cups of milk and boom!