Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake – Recipe from Yummiest Food Cookbook (2024)

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Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake – very tasty, rich and moist! So easy to make, you need only few ingredients. Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake – a taste of Christmas in every bite of this delicious cake!

Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake – Recipe from Yummiest Food Cookbook (1)

For these holidays you want something nice, sweet and interesting for your children and you. You want to make these days special. We are so happy because holidays are coming. Christmas must be marked by nice colors so I decided to make this Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake.

My children love this cake and especially with this red velvet combination and interesting red and green snowflake sprinkles. I know that there is no mistake when I make this Christmas cake. I will use my imagination and combine green food color and cool whip so I will get beautiful colors for this Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake. This Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake is basic red velvet poke cake which you can make very quick and easy with only few ingredients 1 box red velvet cake mix, 2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding mix, milk, cool whip and sprinkles. Trust me, it is very easy.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-x-13” pan and sprinkle with flour. Prepare cake mix according to box instructions. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Once cake comes out of the oven, allow it to cool for just a couple of minutes. Use spoon handle to poke holes evenly across cake. Combine milk and pudding mix and whisk until well blended.

Pour pudding over cake. Taking care to pour it right into the holes as much as possible. Spread it all out and using the back of the spoon, gently push pudding down into the holes and that’s it. I wanted to give idea to you how you can make this cake to look nice. If you have some other favorite dessert you can very easy make Christmas magic with it. My choice for today is this Red Velvet Poke Cake because red color is Christmas color and I am sure that you will be very satisfied when you make this cake.

Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake is so special and nice so I am very happy because this dessert is my choice for Christmas. I don’t know who is happier, me or my children but I know that we will enjoy in this Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake. Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake - very tasty, rich and moist! So easy to make, you need only few ingredients. Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake - a taste of Christmas in every bite of this delicious cake!

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix (ingredients needed to make cake - eggs, oil & water)

For the filling:

  • 2 boxes 3.4 oz Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 4 cup Milk
  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Green food coloring

For garnish:

  • Red sprinkles, optional
  • Green sprinkles, optional
  • Snowflakes and white chocolate curls, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-x-13” pan and sprinkle with flour.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to box instructions.
  3. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  4. Remove the cake from the oven
  5. Using the back of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the cake.
  6. Combine milk and pudding mix and whisk until well blended.
  7. Pour pudding over cake making sure it gets down into holes.
  8. Refrigerate cake for several hours to allow pudding to settle and set up
  9. To make green topping, mix heavy cream until soft peaks form, add green coloring (add a few drops at a time, to desired color)and mix to combine
  10. Spread green topping evenly over the top of cake and sprinkle with white chocolate curls and red, green sprinkles and snowflakes
  11. Refrigerate until ready to serve

Note: To make white chocolate curls, use potato peeler to shave the curls from the block or bar of white chocolate


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  1. Ayako says

    This looks delicious and so cute !! Definitely I wanna make this Christmas ! I have a question. We don’t have to add sugar to heavy whipping cream at all ??

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Ayako, you don’t have to add sugar, but you can if you like. Good luck and enjoy!

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      • Jayla says

        Does it taste ok without the sugar added??

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        • Lidia Simic says

          Hi Jayla, It definitely, definitely is! You don’t have to add sugar, but you can add sugar to heavy whipping cream if you like. Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday season!

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    • Eric says

      You can also eliminate a little bit of work and use a tub of cool whip, plus its lighter. Make sure when adding the food coloring, though, you don’t whip it, just kind of fold it over and over until the color combines.

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      • Erin says

        Used heavy cream cool whip worked just fine. Also added a extra egg white to make cake dence and used Godiva white chocolate pudding instead of vanilla.. yummo!!!

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      • Eric says

        I also cut the 4 cups of milk the second time I made it. The four cups made a little too much pudding, so the second time I only added 3 cups of milk to the 2 boxes and it was perfect.

        Reply

  2. Whitney says

    Do you use cool whip and color it green or heavy whipping cream?

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Whitney, I have used heavy whipping cream. Enjoy!

      Reply

    • Connie K says

      Used Cool Whip to save on calories…added a little pure vanilla & the green food coloring…worked fine.

      Reply

  3. Olivia says

    I don’t need to add anything to the whipping cream??

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Olivia, you can add powdered sugar if you want. Good luck and enjoy!

      Reply

  4. Angie says

    Do you add sugar to the whipping cream?

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Angie, you can add powdered sugar if you want. Good luck and enjoy!

      Reply

    • Billie says

      I added a little bit of granulated sugar to the whipping cream. It came out great!

      Reply

  5. Lydia says

    I made this for dessert for our Christmas Eve Italian dinner my husband and I hosted this year.. EVERYONE loved it!! It’s sooo easy my hubby helped me ! We didn’t have regualr vanilla pudding so we used French Vanilla pudding but still incredible think we keep this for our Christmas Eve Dessert Thank you for sharing Every recipe I use from you iS always a hit!! Happy Holidays!! &Yummy New Year!!

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    • Lidia Simic says

      You’re welcome Lydia! 🙂 Thank you for such a nice comment! I’m glad you like the recipe!

      Reply

  6. Billie says

    Hello! I made this cake right before Christmas and it was a huge hit! I’ve made it several times since and it’s a new favorite. Thank you for this awesome cake recipe!

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    • Lidia Simic says

      You’re very welcome! 🙂 I’m glad you like it!

      Reply

  7. amy says

    So easy to make, very tasty, rich and moist! Thank you for this awesome cake recipe!

    Reply

  8. Jit says

    Where in Singapore can I find the red velvet mix? VAnilla pudding mix?

    Reply

  9. amy says

    Sooo good ! Excellent recipe & really easy to make

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  10. milica says

    This was so good!! My first time making a red velvet cake and definitely putting it in my recipe binder.

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  11. lea says

    Made this for last year’s Christmas party was a big hit, a taste of Christmas in every bite of this moist, rich cake.

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  12. Virginia Saylor says

    Can I use cool whip instead of heavy cream?

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Virginia, Of course you can use cool whip instead of heavy cream. Good luck and enjoy!

      Reply

  13. Sandy Bonner says

    This looks yummy! Do you know if this could be made ahead of time and frozen and if so, how long could it be kept in the freezer? Thanks!

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Sandy, I haven’t tried to do so, but I think that it would freeze just fine. I would recommend making it one day in advance, and you can just refrigerate.Enjoy the cake!

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Erin, I have used heavy whipping cream. Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday season!

      Reply

  14. Loretta Stephenson says

    Use cheesecake pudding instead of vanilla

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    • Bernadette Starling says

      i was just thinking about this a using the cheesecake pudding and adding some cream cheese. Sprinkle some pecans on top. Would sure be a lighter version it seems.

      Reply

  15. Becky says

    What’s the best way to serve this cake… for presentation ?

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Becky, Red Velvet Poke Cake is wonderful and festive on its own. Merry Christmas!

      Reply

  16. Gail says

    Do you cool the cake befor adding the pudding?

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Gail, I think it would be ok to wait since you need to let the cake cool before adding the pudding. Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday season!

      Reply

  17. Margaret says

    Do you dye the whipping cream green?!?!?

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Margaret, Yes I dye the whipping cream green. Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday season!

      Reply

  18. Brenda says

    Is the pudding poured on a warm cake?

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Brenda, It is best if the cake is allowed to completely cool first. However, if you need to move along and get it done – just know that the pudding will sink down into the cake more – which isn’t optimal. Good luck and enjoy!

      Reply

  19. Rene says

    Do u use all of the pudding? Or just layer the remains of pudding as a layer under whip topping.

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Rene, Yes I use all pudding. Good luck and enjoy!

      Reply

  20. Megan says

    I made this for Christmas. It was delicious. I put a little granulated sugar into the heavy cream. And i also put crushed candy canes on top. I am telling you the crushed canes added so much flavor. It was amazing. Everyone was commenting the way the mint complimented the cake. It’s amazing! Will make again every year.

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    • Lidia Simic says

      I’m glad Megan! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this nice comment!

      Reply

  21. Tamara Sokolowski says

    Hello!!! I am debating on making your recipe or the Christmas Lasagna receipe and I am leaning towards yours… Question: if you were to add a peppermint oil element where would you do it? To the cake mix before baking or the creamed topping? I like the crused candy cane topping but I’d rather opt hand get the peppermint flavor from within… Heeeelllpppp! Thank you and Merry Christmas to all!

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Tamara, I would add it in creamed topping and you can add crushed candy canes on top, would give too much peppermint flavor. Hope that help! Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday season!

      Reply

  22. Sandra colein says

    Can I make this with cup cakes?

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Sandra, I honestly don’t know as I haven’t tried it. Good luck if you experiment!

      Reply

  23. Lydia says

    Is tge heavy whipping cream suppose to get thick like frosting?

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    • Lidia Simic says

      Hi Lydia, Yes you are right. Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday season!

      Reply

  24. Carly Koehn says

    I can’t tolerate red dye, so is there another box cake recipe you would use, or am I better off finding a traditional red velvet cake recipe since Red Velvet is not chocolate cake, due to the vinegar and buttermilk?

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    • Tami says

      You could color a white cake green instead…just do it green and white…or blue and white with snowflake sprinkles

      Reply

  25. Jamie says

    Do you let cake cool completely before you poke holes in and put pudding on top????

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    • Yummiest Food says

      No, you do not have to wait so much.

      Reply

  26. Rheta Smith says

    Can you use cream cheese icing?

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    • Yummiest Food says

      Yes, you can. A great idea! 🙂

      Reply

  27. Charlotte says

    Do you only use the whipping cream for the topping and not in the pudding mix it is a little confusing the way it is listed. Thank you

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    • Yummiest Food says

      Use the whipping cream for the topping and not in the pudding mix.

      Reply

  28. Shelby says

    Does the cake need to be covered while sitting in refrigerator?

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    • Yummiest Food says

      No.

      Reply

  29. Brenda Vanderpool says

    Im makeing it this Chritmas i hope my kids like it it looks good

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  30. Shelby says

    I mixed the 4 cups of milk and 2 cups heavy whipping cream. I’ve been stirring for a long time. Its not thickening up….?

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    • Tammy says

      I think the 4 cups of milk are to be mixed with the pudding mix and the 2 cups of heavy whipping cream is to be mixed separately for the topping.

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    • Jsterner says

      Definitely separate. Milk goes with the pudding first, then chill in fridge. Later, beat/whisk the heavy cream to make the whipped topping.

      From the recipe:
      “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
      To make green topping, mix (maybe should say whisk/beat) heavy cream until soft peaks form, add green coloring (add a few drops at a time, to desired color)and mix to combine. ”

      Reply

  31. Beth says

    Made this for my family Christmas. Most delicious cake! Easy to make and all the men raved over it and had multiple pieces. My hubby said i out did myself and he wants this cake for his birthday!

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  32. Carol says

    I made this for Christmas and it was very good.

    Reply

  33. Sarah says

    Your recipe says add the heavy cream to the pudding mix but then you say in directions to make it as the frosting …. Which is it ?

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    • Yummiest Food says

      Add the heavy cream to the pudding mix. Thanks!

      Reply

  34. Cindy says

    If you make this a day ahead of when you need it do you wait to put the cool whip on?

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    • Yummiest Food says

      It’s better to wait to put the cool whip on.

      Reply

  35. Sara says

    When I mixed the pudding I think maybe it was too thick, it just sat on top despite all the holes! Is this cake still salvageable? Going to leave overnight and hope for the best..

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  36. vamika says

    this Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake like perfect one . my son will love this recipe , seems perfect
    . Thanks for sharing this with us .

    Reply

    • Yummiest Food says

      You’re very welcome! 🙂

      Reply

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