Red Velvet Peppermint Poke Cake

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! This year, Christmas was a quiet affair. Christmas Eve, we went to my dad’s sister’s house and celebrated with his family. Christmas Day we went to my mom’s sister’s hour and had dinner with her family. She asked me to make a dessert.  So I decided to make a poke cake.  I decided on making a Red Velvet Peppermint Poke Cake.


  • Cake (from scratch or box)
  • 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Peppermint extract (to taste)
  • 2 Sticks of butter-softened
  • 1 Package of Cream Cheese-softened
  • 4 Cups Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 1 to 1 1/2 Cup Peppermint Andes Candies


I used a box cake for this recipe and followed the directions. Once the cake as done I let it cool for 15 minutes. While the cake was cooling, I mixed peppermint extract into the sweetened condensed milk. Once cooled, I took a spatula and used it to poke holes in the cake.

Then I poured the sweetened condensed milk over the cake, making sure to cover it completely. Then I put the cake in the fridge to cool some more and have the condensed milk soak into the cake.

While the cake was cooling, I then mixed the frosting.  I took two sticks of softened butter and creamed them.  I added the softened cream cheese and mixed it.  Once the butter and the cream cheese was combined, I added the confectioner’s sugar, one cup at a time until well mixed.  Finally, I added the peppermint extract.  I let the frosting sit until the cake was cooled enough to frost without tearing the cake up.
Finally, I topped the cake with the Andes Candies and brought it to my aunts for dessert.



This may become a new Christmas tradition.  Do you have any desserts or things you make every year for Christmas?  I’d like to hear what you make.

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