Red Velvet Poke Cake | How to make Red Velvet Poke Cake

By Vibha Bhutada  |  13th Feb 2016  |  
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About Red Velvet Poke Cake Recipe

This is the red velvet cake of dreams. A “killer” cake. Well that’s the exact word my family and friends used to describe the cake. If you go through the ingredient list, you’ll know why. It’s just one of those recipes, where the ingredients do the majority of the work and you just need to facilitate it. This cake is absolutely delicious and wonderful - it just melts in one's mouth. It’s thick, moist and topped with cream cheese frosting. Everything is made from scratch and ready to go in a little over an hour!

Red Velvet Poke Cake, a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Vibha Bhutada. Red Velvet Poke Cake is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Red Velvet Poke Cake is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Red Velvet Poke Cake by Vibha Bhutada is perfect to serve 12 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Red Velvet Poke Cake.

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Ingredients to make Red Velvet Poke Cake

  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 tbsp salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup red liquid food coloring (or 1 tsp if using gel)
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp distilled white vinegar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (I used half)
  • For the frosting:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 block of Philadelphia cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp milk or heavy cream

How to make Red Velvet Poke Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree centigrade. Lightly butter/flour a baking pan, set aside.
  2. Using a hand or a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the red food coloring and vanilla essence, beat until combined.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until incorporated.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda.
  6. Alternately add the dry ingredients and buttermilk/vinegar by hand. Mix together with a wooden spoon until combined, do not over-mix.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove the cake from the oven and immediately poke holes all over the top of the cake. You can use a skewer or a fork.
  10. Slowly pour condensed milk all over the top of the cake, making sure to drizzle it evenly all over the top. (I only used half but you can use the whole can).
  11. Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting and decorating.
  12. Make the Frosting:
  13. Using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the butter and cream cheese on high speed for about 2-3 minutes, scraping the bowl down as necessary.
  14. Reduce the speed to low and slowly add the powdered sugar until all is incorporated.
  15. Add the vanilla and milk. Mix to combine.
  16. Spread the frosting evenly over the top of the cake and decorate as desired.

My Tip:

If you are using gel instead of liquid food coloring, add an additional 1/3 cup of buttermilk to the recipe. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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