Red Velvet Poke Cake

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 2 Ratings
Serves: 8+
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2 c self rising flour
2 Tbsp cocoa, unsweetened
2 c sugar
1 c vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 c buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp white vinegar
1/2 c prepared plain hot coffee
2 oz red food coloring drops
2 box cheesecake instant pudding mix
4 c milk (for pudding)

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Amber Pulliam Recipe
Lightly Salted
Dalton, GA (pop. 33,128)
Member Since Sep 2012
Amber's notes for this recipe:
Red Velvet is my husbands favorite cake so I went on the search for a homemade red velvet cake for his birthday. I found numerous recipes that all sounded great so I took bits and pieces from each recipe and came up with this poke cake. Don't let the ingredients and multiple steps keep you from making this cake. Trust me, it is to die for.

** If you don't have a cream cheese frosting you use please take a look at mine and consider it.. Tastes A-M-A-Z-I-N-G**
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Preheat oven to 325
In medium bowl whisk together flour and cocoa powder.
In large bowl combine sugar and oil.
With your blender mix eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and food coloring with your sugar mixture.
Blend in your coffee (Do Not skip this step, it gives your cake an AMAZING flavor)and vinegar.
Combine dry ingred's to your wet a little at a time just until combined. (Do not over blend)
Grease your pan(s) generously(depending on what kind of cake you would like)with crisco and dust lightly with flour.
Pour your batter evenly into your pan(s).
Bake cake 30-40 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.
Remove cake from oven, let cool 5-8 minutes. While your cake is cooling prepare your pudding.
Once cake is slightly cooled take the end of a wooden spoon (or similar size object) and poke multiple holes all over your cake making sure you go all the way through to the bottom of the pan.
Pour your pudding mix over your cake making sure to focus on getting the pudding into the holes. Try to spread out the pudding as evenly as possible.
Put your cake in the fridge to let set atleast 2 hours. Top with your favorite cream cheese frosting or with cool whip and sprinkle with crushed oreos.

**** This cake needs to be kept refrigerated**** (If you want, you can let your cake come to room temp before serving)

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user Phyllis Dumdie PJDumdie - Sep 12, 2012
This recipe looks amazing. I am looking forward to trying it.
user Amber Pulliam AmberLaShay - Sep 13, 2012
Thanks Phyllis. Believe me it is amazing, hubby said it was the best red velvet he's ever had... and believe me he's had his fair share. :) Hope you and your family enjoy. Please let me know what how it goes!
user diane Casteel thymeandmarjoram - Sep 13, 2012
Did you leave the cake in the pan while you poked and filled it? What size pan did you use?
user Amber Pulliam AmberLaShay - Sep 13, 2012
Yes leave the cake in the pan while it cools. I used a 9x13. You don't have to let the cake cool completely before pouring on the pudding just a couple of minutes. It will cool and the pudding will settle once you put it in the fridge.

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