Red Velvet Oreo Poke Cake

I cannot believe that it is almost Valentine’s Day.  What is everyone doing for Valentine’s Day?  We don’t have any set plans yet, but we usually go out for dinner on one of the weekends near Valentine’s Day, whenever we can get one of our parents to watch our son.  Because we don’t actually go out on the actual day, we will usually make a nice dinner and make a decadent dessert.
One of my favorite desserts to make is poke cake.  You can’t get much more decadent than that in a dessert that is so easy to make. Poke Cakes are so easy to make because they start out with a box cake mix and then just add sweetened condensed milk and other toppings.  I love how easy they are to make and everyone thinks that I spent hours in the kitchen making the cake.
For Valentine’s Day I decided to make a Red Velvet Oreo Poke Cake.  This cake is so delicious and is the perfect decadent dessert for Valentine’s Day or it would be good for any occasion.  The poke cake starts out with a box of red velvet cake.  Then once it is baked and cooled, you poke holes in the cake and add sweetened condensed milk, hot fudge, and Oreos, yum!  Then on top is a combination of whipped cream and cream cheese icing.  I added cream cheese icing because I think that it goes really well with red velvet cake.  Then to top it all off is more Oreos.
This cake was so good, we all loved it.  I loved the flavor of the red velvet cake with the Oreos and hot fudge.  The cream cheese icing added a great flavor to it as well.  I plan on making this again for Valentine’s Day and I cannot wait. Looking at the pictures, makes me  so hungry! I might not be able to wait until Valentine’s Day to make this cake again.  I hope you all enjoy it!


Red Velvet Oreo Poke Cake

Yield: 12 slices

Red Velvet Oreo Poke Cake


  • 1 box (18.25 ounces) red velvet cake + the ingredients on the back of the box
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 jar (11.75 ounces) hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 1 cup crushed Oreos
  • 1 cup cream cheese frosting (I used the ready made frosting)
  • 1 container (8 ounces) Cool Whip
  • 1/4 cup crushed Oreos (optional topping)


  1. Prepare the red velvet cake according to the directions on the box.
  2. Once the cake is completely cooled, use a wooden spoon to poke holes evenly throughout the cake, making about 25-30 holes.
  3. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the cake, trying to fill up the holes.
  4. Combine the hot fudge topping and the crushed Oreos in a medium sized bowl. Microwave the combined toppings for 15 seconds or until melted together and warm.
  5. Spread the hot fudge topping on top of the cake, trying to get some in the holes.
  6. Combine the cup of cream cheese frosting and the Cool Whip in the Cool Whip container. Then spread the Cool Whip mixture on top of the cake.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. When ready to serve if desired, sprinkle the additional crushed Oreos on top. This makes about 12 large pieces.

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  1. I haven’t made a poke cake yet – I always worry about Points value in desserts – but looking at this, I don’t think I can wait any longer. Great idea for Valentine’s Day

    • They are so good, but you are probably right about the points. I think its worth it though! You could always cut the recipe in half. I have also seen skinny poke cakes made with some form of yogurt instead of sweetened condensed milk, so you could try something like that to make it a little bit healthier.

  2. Oh my. This cake is pretty. It does look perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  3. This poke cake looks incredible Alyssa! Love red velvet and it sounds awesome with the crushed Oreos!

  4. Hi Alyssa! Wow, this looks incredible! Another great red velvet recipe for my daughter who is addicted to this flavor! :) Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend – pinned! Hope you are having a happy Saturday and enjoy the weekend!

  5. Hi! I featured your recipe in my Valentine’s on a Dime Dinner post! It’s linked up and credit included! Come check it out sometime!


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