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Recipe for red velvet cheesecake poke cake

You will need: a 9x13 dish
You will need: a 9x13 dish

Red velvet cake all by itself is a special occasion dessert; it is not your typical Wednesday night sweet fix. If you are feeling a bit daring and want to surprise your family or coworkers with a fun cake, you need to make this red velvet cake that is poked and drizzled with cheesecake flavored pudding.

Red Velvet cheesecake poke cake

This 5 ingredient dessert will be fairly simple to make and it will definitely score you some cool points from whoever is lucky enough to get a slice!

Cheesecake infused red velvet poke cake


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix (along with ingredients to make cake)
  • 2 (3.4oz) boxes of Cheesecake flavored instant pudding
  • 4c milk
  • 1 (8oz) tub whipped topping (thawed)
  • Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips to sprinkle on top


  1. Make the red velvet cake as directed on the cake mix box in a 9x13 dish
  2. After baking, let stand for a couple moments to cool
  3. Take the handle end of a wooden spoon and poke holes all over the cake, making sure to poke straight down to the bottom
  4. Next you want to make the pudding. Whisk dry pudding mixes with milk until smooth
  5. Now pour the pudding all over the cake, make sure to get plenty in all those holes
  6. Spread pudding out with a spoon or spatula, again concentrate on getting more pudding in the holes
  7. Chill cake for 2 hours in the fridge
  8. Once completely cooled and set, spread on the whipped topping and top with mini chocolate chips

Editor’s Notes:

  • There are a multitude of flavors you can make this cake with and it would still be fantastic. How about a lemon cake with lemon pudding or a chocolate cake with French vanilla pudding!
  • Make sure to poke plenty of holes and make sure to get plenty of pudding in those hole

This is a fun and easy recipe to make for your family and friends. Red velvet cake and cheesecake pudding make a pretty dynamic pair. Ready to try this tasty treat?


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