Red Velvet Dulce de Leche Poke Cake #July4Recipes

Poke Cake Recipes
This wonderful sweetness is a great holiday dessert! This poke cake has the luscious moist red velvet cake, you love but bumped up a notch! It's got a hidden surprise inside!
Poke Cake Recipes

Just imagine the first bites of moist red velvet cake, then discovering the hidden drizzles of  sweet dulce de leche just waiting for you! Topped off with a sweet buttercream frosting, this dessert is crowd pleaser for your holiday party!

Jan's Tip's: You can substitute regular sweetened condensed milk for the dulce de leche milk, but  I recommend making your own! It's easy and I'll show you how!

Making your own Dulce de leche Milk: there are many methods on the internet, from using a slow cooker, to a double boiler, (don't even think about the microwave.. what a mess!) but here's my favorite.. the oven!

  • Grab a pie plate, a cake pan or cookie sheet with sides and lets get started:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degree's. 
  • Pour 1 can of sweetened condensed milk into a pie plate.
  • Place pie plate into another larger pan with sides.
  • Pour water into larger pan (about 4 cups) to surround  pie pan in a water bath.
  • Bake for 60-70 min. till thick and light caramel color.
  • Stir / mix with a beater to blend.

Let's get making our cake:

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Red Velvet Dulce de Leche Poke Cake
  • 1 pkg. Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 2 (14 oz) cans prepared dulce de leche milk (see recipe above
  • 1 can or homemade Buttercream Frosting
  • eggs, oil, water per cake mix instructions
Prepare and bake cake mix according to package instructions. Remove from oven, and let cool.Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes evenly throughout the cake.if using store bought dulce de leche milk, slightly heat up milk so it thins out and is pourable.Pour the dulce de leche milk onto the cake, into the holes of the cake, covering the entire cake.Frost the top of the cake with the buttercream frosting.

NOW, Let's get some more Patriotic Recipe sharing going: 

July 4th, 1776 is the date the Second Continental Congress adopted The United States Declaration of Independence effectively ending British rule. Now we celebrate our independence each year on July 4th with fireworks, picnics, parades and backyard barbecues across our nation. Join these 11 bloggers as we celebrate and share some patriotic themed recipes!

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