Skinny Red Velvet Poke Cake

Nicole Mergen

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, this yummy desert is sure to impress that special someone. This skinny red velvet poke cake is perfect for those of us who have a sweet tooth, yet prefer something without all the calories. Unlike any ordinary poke cake, there is hardly any fat, yet plenty of flavor. This mouth-watering poke cake is made with cheater tricks, such as zero-calorie soda and fat free yogurt in place of the traditional eggs, oil, and condensed milk. This yummy desert is sure to impress that special someone.

We are left wondering what sweet treat we are going to indulge in this year, and you may have just found your match:


1 box of red velvet cake mix

1 can of zero-calorie 7-up or ginger ale soda

1 container of Yoplait light red velvet yogurt

1 tub of fat-free cool whip, thawed

4 reduced-fat Oreos, crushed (Optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Spray a 13×9-inch baking pan with cooking spray

In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and the soda, preferably with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes

Pour the mixture evenly into the baking pan, and bake for approx. 20 minutes

Let the cake cool completely

Once cool, use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes evenly throughout the cake’s surface

Distribute the yogurt among the top of the cake, filling in the holes as best as you can

Top the cake evenly with cool whip

If desired, spread the crushed Oreos over top of the cake

Refrigerate for a minimum of 8 hours

Happy Indulging!