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Halloween Treats for Kids: Strawberry Vampire Poke Cake!

We thought this recipe would be a fun and spooky spin on a traditional poke cake that can easily rank at the top of your little one’s list of drool- worthy treats!

The coffin and bat sprinkle decorations and the chilling effect of the red cake with a little blood dripping as the delicious red dye vanilla pudding, this may be a very scary yet delicious Halloween dessert.

Let’s take a look at the yummy ingredients we used for this Halloween treat all the kids will love and adults too!


Follow the instructions on the back of the strawberry cake mix and grease up a 9 x 13 cake pan. Cook the cake for about 23 minutes until the toothpick comes out clean.

While the cake is still warm, poke holes throughout the cake, 1 inch apart. You can use the end of a wooden spoon.

Make the pudding mixture and add 20-40 drops of food dye and mix it thoroughly, so that the mixture is completely red. Immediately pour the mixture throughout the entire cake. You don’t want to wait for the pudding to set, it’s best to use when it is still liquidy.

After pouring the mixture, some of the pudding mixture will sit on the top of the cake and then apply the Cool Whip Cream or white frosting and spread it all over the cake.

This is where it gets fun!

Grab your coffin and bat cookie cutters and red sugar sprinkles. Place where you want the cookie cutters to be and grab a small spoon and pour the sprinkles into the cookie cutters.

It’s easy to add too much sprinkles, even though we know there really is no such thing, if you add too many sprinkles here once you remove the cookie cutter there will be spillage and you can lose the shape. As you can see the top part of the cutouts on the cake are not as clean as the bottom shapes.

You can serve the cake immediately or place it in the refrigerator and it will hold up very well and stays super moist.

The fun part is that you can switch it up for other occassions as well. If the blood- themed cake might be too much for anyone's taste, you can use pumpkins and use a spice cake instead. It will be a win win for everyone! The poke cake is a delicious crowd pleaser!

Wickity Stitch and Tibbits love Halloween and we can't to continue the Halloween fun with more delicious recipes, crafts and lots of fun and spooky games!

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Aug 22, 2021

Goood blog post

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