77 Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Menu Ideas

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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 Folks Soul Food Easter Dinner Menu Ideas

 

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!

 

Black Folks Soul Food Easy Christmas Dinner Menu
A soul food Christmas dinner menu is Southern soul food entrées and Black folks recipes. Try these Black folks’ easy Christmas dinner ideas!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Easy Christmas Dinner Menu

 

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

Iconic African-American recipes (Black folks’ food) re-imagined via Instant Pot

 

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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!

 

Soul Food Easter Sunday Menu Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

 

What food is traditional for Easter?

Happy Easter! 

From honey-baked ham, crown roast, a roasted carrot side dishmashed potatoes, and for dessert, carrot cake. In addition, some folks indulge in prime rib, scalloped potatoes, or fried fish. 

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?

Good! 

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.

 

Pin the below image to your soul food Easter Sunday Pinterest board!

Soul Food Easter Sunday Menu Ideas

 

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 Dinner Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
This soul food brown sugar-glazed ham is your go-to Easter ham recipe.
African Americans are famous for our flavorful ham and sweet ham glaze recipes, especially with pineapple and brown sugar. Seasoned to perfection, you'll be convinced that this recipe should be served year-round!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Ham

 

Soul Food Cornish Hens
This soul food Cornish hens recipe is made the way Black folks season and prepare chicken, so it's moist, juicy, and full of flavor!
The only thing these little birds lack is less fat and fewer calories compared to chicken!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Cornish Hens

 

Southern Soul Food Corned Beef And Cabbage
Southern soul food corned beef and cabbage is pressure-cooked & enriched with intense flavor. Tender seasoned meat with buttery rich cabbage is a Southern comfort food favorite!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Soul Food Corned Beef And Cabbage

 

Black Folks Soul Food Lamb Chops
Black folks' soul food lamb chops is a rack of lamb seasoned with rosemary and slathered with olive oil to quickly air fryer cook to soul food perfection!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Lamb Chops

 

Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe – The Southern Way
How to make a whole chicken in the Instant Pot - the Southern way! 
It's more than just a traditional chicken recipe - flavorful, tender & juicy - it's more of a soul food kick!
Check out this recipe!
Instant Pot Southern Chicken Recipe For Beginners

 

Tuna Steak Seasoning
What's a good seasoning for tuna steak?
This recipe uses pickling spice for flavorful tuna steak, and it only takes a mere 3-minutes to make!
Quick, rich in flavor, and delicious!
Check out this recipe!
Tuna Steaks Seasoning

 

Black Folks Soul Food Southern Fried Chicken Recipe
What is the secret to good fried chicken?
The answer is a soul food Southern fried chicken recipe that Black folks created and perfected!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

 

Black Folks Soul Food Air Fryer Southern Fried Chicken
Do air fryers work for soul food Southern fried chicken?
Yes, and you won't believe how good and crispy chicken is when it's air fryer Southern fried chicken! A soul food Southern fried chicken recipe is a unique, flavorful dish that Black folks created and perfected - and here's how to cook it in an air fryer!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Southern Fried Chicken Recipe In The Air Fryer

 

Black Folks Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe
Tender, juicy, fried chicken with flavorful, crispy, crunchy skin is a Black folks' buttermilk fried chicken recipe. A soul food recipe for buttermilk marinated chicken.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

 

Kamala Harris Instant Pot Lemon Chicken
Got a divided country to unite?
Then you need Madam VP's recipe to get dinner on the table in a flash!
Meal prep for your family Madam VP's sunshine state-inspired dish quick and easy with Instant Pot!
Check out this recipe!

 

Blueberry Chicken Thighs In The Instant Pot
Blueberry chicken is a sweet blueberry brine made easily in the Instant Pot for tender, juicy & delicious chicken - sweet & savory with every bite!
Check out this recipe!
Blueberry Chicken Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Turkey Recipe
Crispy skin and moist, juicy, flavorful meat - that's what embodies a Black folks Southern turkey recipe!
An exceptional addition for your soul food Thanksgiving menu.
Check out this recipe!
Southern Turkey Recipe

 

Apple Cider Turkey Brine
Apple cider turkey brine brings a new level of flavor and juiciness to your Thanksgiving or holiday bird.
This brine is easy to prepare because it’s simply homemade apple cider made with apples and notes of citrus, pomegranate, cinnamon, brown sugar, and cloves. The result is tender, juicy, and the most flavorful turkey meat!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Apple Cider Turkey Brine

 

Black Folks Instant Pot Smoked Turkey Legs
Thanksgiving doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. Black folks Instant Pot turkey legs are an easy alternative to a whole turkey. A welcome addition to your Southern soul food Thanksgiving menu!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Instant Pot Smoked Turkey Legs

 

Soul Food Easter Brunch Menu Black Folks Chicken & Waffles

 

Soul food Easter breakfast & Easter brunch ideas

Black Folks Southern Tea Cake Recipe
What are Black folks tea cakes?
An African American Southern dessert, Black folks tea cake is a sweet little biscuit. Light, airy, and sometimes compared to soda bread or pound cake. Tea cakes are a traditional African American treat that dates back to the 1600s.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Tea Cake Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Sweet Tea
Southern sweet tea is a delicious blend of refreshingly sweet and tangy flavors. (Mostly sweet flavors when it comes to making Black folks Southern sweet tea!)
But sweet ice tea is more than just a thirst-quenching beverage – it's a symbol of Southern hospitality and good company, and it's enjoyed throughout the deep South all year.
"All that sweet tea and cobbler!"
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Sweet Tea

 

Black Folks Southern Fried Chicken And Waffles Recipe
Southern fried chicken and waffles recipe is the perfect pair for a delicious and soulful breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner! 
This recipe includes a beautiful marriage of juicy and tender Southern fried chicken and fluffy, buttery waffles with a delicious twist of sweet and spicy syrup for a delicate kiss of sweet heat. 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Fried Chicken And Waffles Recipe

 

Black Folks Pork Jowl Bacon In The Air Fryer
Pork jowl or hog jowl is a Black Folks soul food staple served on New Year's Day with black-eyed peas, cornbread & collard greens.
This recipe is a contemporary soul food recipe for pork jowl. A new twist on an old classic, cooked quicker, easier, and still to perfection in the air fryer!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Pork Jowl Bacon In The Air Fryer

 

Black Folks Southern Shrimp And Grits Recipe
The secret ingredient to Black folks shrimp and grits is the Southern Creole sauce!
Typical to soul food and Black folks cooking, the seasonings make each recipe like none other. 
It's all about the spices and the special sauce.
Check out this recipe!
What Is Black Folks Southern Shrimp And Grits?

 

Soul Food Southern Pasta with Italian Dressing
Soul food Southern pasta with Italian dressing and savory shrimp is a Black folks' creative way to make a flavorful soul food pasta dish you've come to expect from your favorite African American cookouts and family gatherings!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Southern Pasta With Italian Dressing

 

Black Folks Moscato Sangria
Black folks like sweet recipes, so it's no wonder that we've signed on for this fruity and often sparkly Italian wine. And like we always do, started creating our own Black folks' recipes - like moscato sangria!
#BlackFolksSwag
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Moscato Sangria Recipe

 

Carrot-Shaped Tuna Crescent Rolls
Crescent rolls are already a fan favorite, so I baked this fun 15-minute dish to keep our traditions of Easter going while indoor dining at home.
Check out this recipe!
Carrot-Shaped Tuna Crescent Rolls

 

Captain Crunch French Toast
Captain Crunch French toast is an easy, sweet and crunchy decadent breakfast with cereal and maple syrup.
Check out this recipe!
Captain Crunch French Toast

 

TikTok Nature's Cereal Recipe
Have you tried the latest TikTok new food trend yet? If you’re a consistent TikTok user and like following TikTok trends, you might have seen Nature’s Cereal is trending on TikTok these days.
Yes, this viral mixed berries breakfast bowl is breaking the internet!
Check out this recipe!
Nature's Cereal Recipe- Raspberries, Blueberries & Blackberries In A Bowl Of Coconut Water With Ice & A Spoon

 

Easter bread 

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.

 

Jamaican Coco Bread
Jamaican coco bread is an artisan yeast bread recipe. Follow these steps to enjoy this sweet and salty dish on your own little island at home!
A soft, airy, buttery bread that will melt in your mouth with every bite! Coco bread is a Jamaican delicacy that has become popular in many parts of the world.
Check out this recipe!
Jamaican Coco Bread

 

Black Folks Homemade Cornbread
Black folks homemade cornbread does not use a box mix. Instead, cornmeal is used to make this Southern skillet cornbread recipe from scratch.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Homemade Cornbread

 

Black Folks Southern Sweet Cornbread Recipe
Cornbread is best served the Black folks' way! With Sunday soul food dinners and Thanksgiving staples like fresh cranberry sauce, Southern-style green beans, and homemade stuffing. 
Give your next meal the Southern comfort it deserves with this warm, sweet, and flavorful recipe!
Check out this recipe!
Sweet Cornbread Recipe

 

Southern Cornbread Recipe With Corn
This cornbread recipe with corn is my go-to for a soul food Thanksgiving menu, Christmas dinner, and Sunday Southern dinners all throughout the year!
You’ll never want another dry slice of bread again!
Check out this recipe!
Cornbread Recipe With Corn

 

Cranberry Sauce Cornbread
A sweet soul food cornbread and fresh cranberry sauce treat!
Check out this recipe!
Cranberry Sauce Cornbread Recipe

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread
Instant Pot banana bread is as quick and easy as mixing a few ingredients in a bowl, pouring the mixture into a cake pan and placing the pan in the pot!
Check out this recipe!
Instant Pot Banana Bread

 

Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides & Side Dishes - Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

 

Easter dinner sides

What are the best Easter side dishes?

 

The Best Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides
The best soul food Easter dinner sides. Easter side dishes, Easter bread, Easter appetizers, deviled eggs, cornbread, brown sugar carrots...
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The Best Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides

 

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.

 

Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides – Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
What are the best Easter dinner sides?
Start with this easy Southern soul food recipe for brown sugar-glazed carrots. A Black folks' Easter dinner soul food favorite!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides – Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

 

Black Folks Southern Green Beans In The Instant Pot
Black folks, Southern green beans are not just another bland green vegetable!
And with Instant Pot, they're ready in only 2 mins with no compromise to the irresistible Southern soul food flavors!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Green Beans

 

Black Folks Southern Potato Salad Recipe
Black folks Southern potato salad recipe is a must-have for any African American cookout, family reunion, picnic, or potluck! It’s a creamy yet tangy dressing balanced by soul food seasonings and flavors. AKA Black cookout potato salad! 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Potato Salad Recipe

 

Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Who has the best mashed potatoes? This Black folks creamy mashed potatoes recipe is the best I've ever had & my family's favorite too!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

 

Black Folks Soul Food Southern Coleslaw Recipe
How do Black people make coleslaw?
With lots of flavor!
Black folks’ soul food Southern coleslaw is a classic recipe perfect for pairing with smokey BBQ meats and a great accompaniment with a pulled pork sandwich. 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Southern Coleslaw Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Cabbage Recipe
Black folks Southern cabbage recipe is a delicious way to enjoy one of the South's favorite side dishes that's warm and sweet with savory soul food flavors!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Cabbage Recipe

 

Black Folks Soul Food Collard Greens Recipe
What is a soul food collard greens recipe?
A Black folks collard greens recipe is the quintessential dish of any Southern soul food dinner.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Collard Greens Recipe

 

Black Folks Soul Food Macaroni Salad
How do you make Black macaroni salad?
Black folks soul food macaroni salad includes flavorful ingredients like sweet carrots, savory onions, and celery. Plus, mayo, mustard, and seasonings that pack a delicious punch like thyme, celery salt, and cayenne pepper for a tiny touch of sweet heat!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Macaroni Salad

 

Black Folks Soul Food Baked Macaroni And Cheese
Soul food baked mac and cheese is made with a rich & creamy homemade cheese sauce & yummy Southern spices. Southern comfort food the Black folks way!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Baked Mac And Cheese

 

Soul Food Southern Mac And Cheese
African American grandmas and moms have been producing great pots of soul food Southern mac and cheese for years!
It just might've gotten lost how impactful this recipe is to the Black community.
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Southern Mac And Cheese

 

Black Folks Baked Apple Slices
What makes this a soul food specialty? It’s gotta be the spices! 
Cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla combine with fresh apples to make Black folks baked apple slices.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Baked Apple Slices

 

Southern Soul Food Tomato Watermelon Salad
Add to the menu tangy and sweet tomato watermelon salad for your next outdoor BBQ party!
Summertime is all about the refreshing flavors of juicy watermelon and tangy tomatoes. 
This recipe for tomato watermelon salad with feta cheese, pickled onions, pickled peppers, and zesty cilantro is a classy Southern dish, perfect for any occasion!
Check out this recipe!
Tomato Watermelon Salad

 

Black Folks Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Black folks fresh cranberry sauce is the soul food version of classic cranberry salad because Southern Black folks always spice things up!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Fresh Cranberry Sauce

 

Creamed Corn Recipe In The Instant Pot
This homemade creamed corn recipe is sure to be the hit of your next get-together. 
What’s the best thing about this recipe other than the Southern soul food flavors?
The taste is fresh and vibrant because it’s made easily from scratch!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Creamed Corn Recipe

 

Black Folks Creamed Corn Pudding Casserole
This Southern creamed corn casserole has a sweet corn flavor with onion and garlic for a rich, savory, soul food taste. Add sour cream for a creamy melt-in-your-mouth pudding and parmesan cheese for the cornbread crust.
Check out this recipe!
Creamed Corn Casserole

 

Black Folks Southern Soul Food Black Eyed Peas
Soul food Southern black eyed peas are intensely flavored in a thick sauce with smokey & spicy seasonings. Warm, comforting, & flavorful good luck you can eat for prosperity in the New Year!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Southern Black Eyed Peas

 

Black Folks Southern Candied Yams
Candied yams are an old-fashioned African-American recipe. A sweet potato soul food side dish cooked to perfection in a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Candied Yams

 

Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe
This old-fashioned Southern cornbread dressing recipe is a classic deep South dish with a delectable blend of sage-infused homemade buttery-rich cornbread, onions, celery, thyme, and rosemary with savory chicken broth and egg.
Check out this recipe!
Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

 

Black Folks Cornbread Dressing Recipe
Black folks cornbread dressing recipe is a Southern dish you shouldn’t miss on the soul food Thanksgiving menu. It's easy for anyone to make!
Check out this recipe!
Cornbread Dressing Recipe

 

Black Folks Chicken And Dressing
Thanksgiving means Southern soul food, made by our grandmamas, mamas, and favorite aunties. A meal we’ve waited all year to eat!
One Southern dish that you shouldn’t miss this Thanksgiving is Black folks chicken and dressing. 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Chicken And Dressing

 

Southern Cornbread Dressing With Gizzards
When the whole turkey or chicken wasn't available, soul food cooks made good use of all the chicken parts.
They made Southern cornbread dressing with gizzards, saving the Thanksgiving Day dinner!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Cornbread Dressing With Gizzards

 

Soul Food Easter Menu Deviled Eggs

 

Easter appetizers

What are the best type of easter eggs? 

Deviled eggs. Duh! 

Plus, other Easter recipe appetizers ready to jump-start your Easter meal.

 

Black Folks Soul Food Southern Deviled Eggs
Black folks' soul food Southern deviled eggs start as hard-boiled eggs mashed. Then they're seasoned to perfection and stuffed back into the egg whites for a delicious and flavorful snack! 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Southern Deviled Eggs Recipe

 

Black Folks Chicken Salad Recipe
Are you craving the perfect chicken salad?
Black folks' chicken salad goes beyond the mayo and chicken chunks! It's packed with flavor and just the right amount of savory, sweet, and crunch.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Chicken Salad Recipe

 

How to Make A Charcuterie Board
I’ve been making charcuterie boards for as long as I can remember. You may also know them by the names cheese boards, cheese platters, smorgasbords or mini buffets. char·cu·te·rie - cold cooked meats collectively.
Check out this recipe!
How to Make A Charcuterie Board

 

Teriyaki Meatballs
Teriyaki meatballs - Courtesy of my mom and her excellent culinary skills, we were fortunate to enjoy this delicious treat!
Check out this recipe!
Teriyaki Meatballs

 

Easter menu Black folks Southern soul food carrot cake recipe

 

Easter soul food Southern desserts

The Best Southern Soul Food Easter Desserts
Looking to serve the best Easter dinner soul food menu with the ultimate spread of Southern soul food Easter desserts? Then start here!
Check out this recipe!
The Best Southern Soul Food Easter 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?

 

Black Folks Southern Soul Food Carrot Cake Recipe
Soul food carrot cake is a Southern dessert specialty enjoyed by many African-American families as a sweet holiday tradition.
Black folks tend to make a more spiced carrot cake with classic homemade cream cheese frosting. 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Soul Food Carrot Cake Recipe

 

Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
A Black folks’ sweet potato pie recipe is a delightful Thanksgiving and Christmas dessert packed with flavorful seasonings and spices in the tradition of Black folks’ soul food cooking. 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

 

Black Folks Purple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
New twist on an old classic: Introducing Black folks purple sweet potato pie recipe!
Same but new - incredible soul food flavors with a regal purple hue!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Purple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

 

Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Similar to our original Black Folks' Sweet Potato Pie, this Southern sweet potato pie recipe is made with fresh sweet potatoes and soul food spices and seasonings. 
But for this recipe, it's the Southern charm added to the pie after it bakes...
A thin layer of homemade cream cheese frosting is spread on top to savor the sweet taste of Southern hospitality!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Banana Pudding
How to make banana pudding the Black way
You'll never be able to look at other banana pudding the same way once you've tried this soul food delicious delight - Southern banana pudding prepared the Black way!
Check out this recipe!
Black Southern Banana Pudding

 

Instant Pot Banana Pudding From Scratch
Instant Pot banana pudding from scratch - Southern desserts at their finest!
This banana pudding recipe just got easier with the help of an electric pressure cooker.
Check out this recipe!
Southern Banana Pudding Recipe

 

Black Folks Chocolate Southern Banana Pudding Recipe
This chocolate banana pudding recipe is as quick and easy as the original soul food banana pudding recipe.
You simply add an additional layer of chocolate pudding and crunchy buttery Nilla Wafers for pure chocolate bliss!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Chocolate Southern Banana Pudding Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Bread Pudding
Are you looking for an old-fashioned Southern bread pudding or a soul food African American beading pudding recipe?
Then look no further than this Black folks' Southern bread pudding - your go-to recipe!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Bread Pudding

 

Black Folks Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe
This soul food dessert and the darling favorite of the South is loaded with fresh, juicy peaches and topped with a light and airy cinnamon sugar crust. A cobbler so delicious, you may want to eat it all. All by yourself!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe

 

Southern Ambrosia Recipe
Ambrosia salad is a Southern dessert made with tropical and citrus fruits like mandarin orange, pineapple, and shredded coconut. 
While ambrosia of the gods bestowed immortality on all who ate it. Human ambrosia simply bestows a very divine and refreshing taste after fried chicken and potato salad!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Ambrosia Recipe

 

Soul Food Almond Flour Pie Crust
What’s the story of soul food and almond flour pie crust?
Almond flour has a Black folks' history and soul food legacy.
Black cooks in the South used to bake with almond flour because they didn't have access to traditional flour. The result was a moister, richer, and softer baked good!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Almond Flour Pie Crust

 

Black Folks Southern Pecan Pie Recipe
Black folks' Southern pecan pie recipe is an old-fashioned African American soul food classic that yields an abundance of sweet flavor with each bite.
Brown sugar is combined with a syrupy pecan filling, caramelized, and then baked.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Pecan Pie Recipe

 

Soul Food Apple Pie Recipe
What makes this apple pie a Black folks’ soul food specialty?
The flavor! This soul food apple pie recipe features fresh apples sweetened with brown sugar and spiced with a blend of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Seasoned to perfection, the apples are roasted and then baked in the pie to leave you reminiscing on the best Southern dinners!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Apple Pie Recipe

 

Southern Desserts Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Let's pair rhubarb with strawberry to prepare delicious strawberry rhubarb pie! 
The combination of tart rhubarb, tangy strawberry, and buttery crust turns into an addictive flavor that will have your mouth watering for more!
It's delicious, easy to make, and will have people begging you to make this recipe again and again! 
 
Check out this recipe!
Strawberry Rhubarb - Do You Need To Cook Rhubarb Before Baking?

 

Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Strawberry pretzel salad combines strawberries with crunchy pretzels and cream cheese whipped topping.
This Southern dessert is a great way to use up some of the strawberries that are in season now! 
Check out this recipe!
Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe Jelll-O

 

Pie Crust Cookies Southern Desserts
What is a pie crust cookie?
Imagine this. The perfect sweet, flaky crust, bite-size piece of pie with your favorite seasoning (cinnamon, nutmeg) or simply sugar sprinkled over the top...
You just imagined pie crust cookies!
Check out this recipe!
What Is A Pie Crust Cookie?

 

Instant Pot Cheesecake
Instant Pot cheesecake - Who wants Cheesecake Factory cheesecake? Everybody and their mama! Duh.
Check out this recipe!
Instant Pot Cheesecake

 

Pineapple & Watermelon Dole Whip Recipe
Dole Whip is still the best-kept secret in the frozen dessert world! Making it even more special when you find pineapple or watermelon Dole Whip at Disney Parks like Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom.
But what exactly is this tasty treat? And how do you make this fabulous concoction at home?
Check out this recipe!
Disney Dole Whip Recipe

 

TikTok Booty Dip Recipe
TikTok dessert recipe for Booty Dip: An easy, no-bake chocolate chip marshmallow dip perfect for all holidays made by simply mixing cream cheese, brown sugar, whipped cream, marshmallow fluff and chocolate chips. AKA: Big Booty Dip!
Check out this recipe!

 

Lemon Fruit Dip With Cream Cheese - Easy Recipe by The Soul Food Pot
What says spring more than the bright flavor of lemon? Light, refreshing & zesty lemon dip for your favorite juicy fruit & fruit salads!
Check out this recipe!
Lemon Fruit Dip With Cream Cheese - Easy Recipe by The Soul Food Pot

 

Southern Desserts Lemon Meltaway Cookies
Best lemon desserts of all time. Lemon meltaway cookies taste just like summer!
Make lemon meltaway cookies with lemon glaze icing.
Check out this recipe!
Plate Of Lemon Meltaway Cookies

 

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?

Leave your answer in a comment below and follow me for all the soul food!

 

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Black Folks Southern Soul Food Carrot Cake Recipe

Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Menu Ideas | Black Folks Southern Soul Food Carrot Cake Recipe

Soul food carrot cake is a Southern dessert specialty enjoyed by many African-American families as a sweet holiday tradition. Black folks tend to make a more spiced carrot cake, still with classic homemade cream cheese frosting. 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern Food
Keyword: Black folks carrot cake recipe, carrot cake with homemade cream cheese frosting, Easter soul food menu, Grandma's old fashioned carrot cake recipe, moist carrot cake recipe, soul food, soul food carrot cake recipe, Southern carrot cake recipe, vegetarian
Servings: 12
Calories: 445kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole

Equipment

  • 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

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

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!

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Notes

Pro tips:
  • 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!

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 2116IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Menu Ideas | Black Folks Southern Soul Food Carrot Cake Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
445
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17
g
26
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Cholesterol
 
68
mg
23
%
Sodium
 
266
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
186
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
66
g
22
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
51
g
57
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
2116
IU
42
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
68
mg
7
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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