Love soul food recipes and Black people food?
Are you looking to serve up the best Easter soul food menu this holiday?
Then you’re at the right place for easy Southern soul food Easter dinner menu ideas.
Instant Pot quick and easy Southern Easter dinner recipes from the ultimate soul food recipes guide. Authentic Easter soul food dinner ideas and Southern flavors, easy enough for anyone to make and everyone to love!
Black family Easter dinner menu ideas
I’m so proud to share a legacy of my family’s African-American recipes – Black folks’ food & African-Caribbean cuisine.
Southern Easter dinner ideas that are Instant Pot easy enough for anyone to make and everyone to love!
Easy soul food recipes
Want a thirty-minute investment for a soul food Sunday dinner?
Good, because you’ll find contemporary cooking methods here on my niche blog, The Soul Food Pot.
What is soul food?
Tender, juicy meats, flavorful gravies and sauces, and vegetables seasoned so deliciously that you forget they’re good for you! That’s soul food – a legacy of Southern cooking the Black way.
What is the meaning of soul food?
‘Soul’ is the word used to describe the swag and unique style of African-American cuisine. You know. The flavor.
So any time someone asks the question, “What exactly is soul food?”
Tell them to start here at this Black people recipes website for their next soul food holiday catering menu!
What food is traditional for Easter?
And what is Easter without deviled eggs?
These are just a handful of the soul food Southern Easter menu favorites that answer the ever -popular question: “What do Southern people eat for Easter?”
Black folks Easter soul food Sunday dinner menu ideas
Want even more Easter dinner menu recipes with Instant Pot Southern shortcuts?
But this menu right here… It goes beyond a Southern recipe index for the most delicious and flavorful Easter soul food menu ideas – from Easter brunch to appetizers, Easter bread, Easter side dishes, Southern desserts, and the main course for a soul food Easter dinner!
Soul food Southern Easter dinner
So what is a good soul food Easter dinner menu?
Well, wonder no more! Check out these best soul food Southern cooking recipes for Easter.
African American Easter dinner ideas
What are you supposed to eat on Easter Sunday?
An African American family meal might include Easter recipes like Black folks pineapple glazed ham, butter-rich Southern green beans, roasted asparagus, Brussel sprouts, deviled egg, deep South dish sweet potato pie, and baked macaroni and cheese. And of course, Southern Easter dinner favorite – carrot cake.
Start here and meal plan with these mouth-watering Easter soul food menus ideas.
Your guests will exclaim, “Everything looks so yummy! When do we eat?”
Black folks Easter soul food main dish recipes
Soul food Easter breakfast & Easter brunch ideas
Do you know the true meaning of Easter colors?
At Easter, the color white symbolizes purity, grace, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the reason most Black folks celebrate Easter, so Easter celebrations often include food palettes that include white and pastel hues, like in Easter bread and sometimes Easter cake.
Black people are also known for our decked-out pageantry attire for Easter Sunday church service, including vibrant color dresses and stylish pastel dress suits.
Easter dinner sides
What are the best Easter side dishes?
Everyone’s always asking “What side dishes should you serve with your Easter dinner?”
After the main course, how do you bring it all together to make the perfect soul food feast?
The answer is Instant Pot easy with these soul food Easter side dishes that are quick and easy without compromising the authentic soul food flavors.
What are the best type of easter eggs?
Deviled eggs. Duh!
Plus, other Easter recipe appetizers ready to jump-start your Easter meal.
Easter soul food Southern desserts
Easter desserts without carrot cake?
Posing a question like that calls for a pursed face, duck lips, and a “Whatchu talking bout, Willis?”
So start with my great grandma’s soul food carrot cake recipe with secret ingredients for a moist homemade carrot cake with rich cream cheese frosting.
Then choose any of the other delectable Easter dessert recipes here!
What better way to celebrate Easter than with a fun and easy dessert?
Southern cinnamon rolls recipe coming to The Soul Food Pot soon!
What do you think of these Easter soul food menu recipes?
With so many African American recipes, which ones will you add to your Easter soul food menu?
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- Stand mixer or hand mixer
- KitchenAid stand mixer slicer/shredder attachment (optional)
- Flour sifter
- 9-10″ Bundt cake pan
- Baker’s cooling rack
- Instant Pot Omni Plus oven (optional)
Ingredients for Black folks soul food carrot cake
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ cups sugar granulated
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs yolks
- 3 egg whites
- 2 ½ teaspoons water hot
- 1 cup carrots grated
- 1 cup black walnuts finely chopped
- ½ cup black walnuts finely chopped to garnish
Ingredients for Black folks soul food carrot cake cream cheese frosting
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened or whipped cream cheese
- ¼ cup butter softened
- 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions for Black folks soul food carrot cake
- Grease and flour a 9-10″ Bundt cake pan and set it aside.
- Mix the vanilla extract, sugar, vegetable oil, egg yolks, and hot water in a medium-sized bowl.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon into a separate mixing bowl.
- Gradually pour the sifted dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredient mixture and electric mix to combine.
- Add the grated carrots and stir in by hand.
- Then add the chopped walnuts and also stir in by hand. The mixture will then become slightly stiff.
- Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they form stiff peaks. (When you lift up your beater, you want a nice peak that holds its shape and stands straight up.)
- Gently fold the egg whites into the batter until the whites disappear. The mixture will then significantly loosen.
- Pour the batter into the greased and floured cake pan.
- With a close eye on the carrot cake while it’s in the oven, bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes in the conventional oven or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. If using the Instant Pot Omni Plus oven, bake at 325 degrees F for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Remove the carrot cake from the oven and set the cake pan on a baking rack to cool for at least 10 minutes.
- Then carefully turn the cake out of the pan and onto a baker’s cooling rack.
- Allow the carrot cake to cool to room temperature for at least 2 hours before optional frosting.
- This Southern Black folks’ homemade carrot cake recipe is usually served with homemade cream cheese frosting garnished with finely chopped walnuts. (Frosting instructions below.)
Instructions for the homemade carrot cake cream cheese frosting
- Add the butter and cream cheese to a large mixing bowl.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture on medium speed for 2 minutes or until stiff.
- Turn the mixer down to low and gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
- Once the ingredients are combined, turn the mixer up to medium and beat for another 2 minutes.
- Spread the cream cheese frosting onto the cooled carrot cake.
- Optionally, garnish with chopped walnuts, crushed walnuts, or carrot cake crumbs.
- Slice, serve, and enjoy!
- This recipe has my great-grandma's secret carrot cake ingredient, the addition of beaten stiff egg whites to moisten the cake batter.
- Refrigerating a cake with cream cheese frosting for a few hours will give it a firm texture, making slicing easy upon serving.
- Freeze carrot cake by the slice and wrap individual pieces in parchment paper or plastic wrap. And then in foil before freezing for manageable portions that you can thaw and enjoy quickly!