Get ready to immerse yourself in a truly special celebration this year as we come together to honor Juneteenth. This extraordinary virtual cookout event showcases the incredible talents of over a dozen Black food bloggers, each generously sharing authentic recipes that beautifully represent the African American diaspora.
At the heart of this celebration is the remarkable Eat The Culture organization, a vital initiative that works to amplify Black voices in the food industry. In a predominantly white-dominated space, their efforts are invaluable, ensuring that minorities are seen, heard, and provided with equal opportunities in the culinary world. I am deeply inspired by Eat The Culture’s commitment to celebrating diversity, amplifying underrepresented voices, and fostering a more inclusive and equitable food community.
Juneteenth itself holds immense significance, serving as a powerful milestone in the ongoing fight for racial equality and justice. As we commemorate this historic day, we have an opportunity to learn, reflect, and continue our collective efforts to dismantle systemic racism. I am thrilled to be a part of this movement, spreading a positive message and shining a light on essential aspects of African American culture, such as their extraordinary cuisine, which often goes overlooked.
Through the joy of sharing our culture through food, we can bring people together from all walks of life. We can celebrate our deep roots and embrace the uniqueness of our heritage. From the timeless classic red velvet cake to the mouthwatering peach cobbler pound cake and the luscious sweet potato cheesecake, these desserts are just a taste of the culinary delights that await you.
Join us in celebrating Juneteenth, embracing diversity, and savoring the flavors that tell the story of African American culture. Together, we can create a more inclusive and united community, one delicious recipe at a time!
Red Velvet Cupcakes
“I was first introduced to Juneteenth by my father when I was a kid. And, to me, it’s not Juneteenth unless there’s a red velvet dessert on the table. So, in honor of Juneteenth this year, and in collaboration with Eat the Culture, I’ve developed these absolutely luxurious red velvet cupcakes.” — Begins With Butter
Classic Red Velvet Cake
“Red velvet cake is a dessert that tantalizes your taste buds with its decadent flavors and stunning presentation. Savor a slice of this delectable, tender, moist cake, experiencing the subtle undertones of vanilla and cocoa, adding a touch of chocolatey richness that perfectly complements the cake’s delicate sweetness. Adorning the cake is a velvety-smooth cream cheese frosting. Its creamy and tangy notes perfectly complement the cake, creating a delectable pairing that melts in your mouth with each bite!” — Britney Breaks Bread
Peach Cobbler Pound Cake
“Such a decadent twist on a classic pound cake, this peach cobbler pound cake will not disappoint! It’s a tender cream cheese pound cake topped with an upside-down layer of caramelized peaches, a buttery crumb topping, and a vanilla bean glaze to bring it all together!” — Chenée Today
Homemade Peaches & Cream Popsicles
“Using organic canned peaches as a shortcut, make these homemade peaches and cream popsicles to cool off during a hot day. It’s a quick, easy way to make a healthy treat for the summer that everyone will want more of!” — Coined Cuisine
“These small batch strawberry cookies are the perfect Juneteenth dessert. They’re light and crispy, decorated with a vegan buttercream-style whipped vanilla frosting, and topped with fresh strawberries for an extra burst of strawberry flavor!” — Heal Me Delicious
Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Butter Pecan Sauce
“My sweet potato cheesecake is far from basic—the creamy filling is paired with an iced oatmeal cookie crust, warm spiced sweet potato puree, and butter pecan sauce that can be poured over the top or served on the side.” — Kenneth Temple
Banana Pudding Pound Cake
“A buttery, moist, and perfectly dense banana-flavored bundt cake topped with a quick pudding frosting. Banana pudding but make it pound cake!” — Lenox Bakery
Raspberry Chocolate Crumble Bars
“These delicious crumble bars are made of a moist, cinnamon-flavored crust, layered with a luscious raspberry filling, then sprinkled with chocolate chips and golden crumbs on top. They are the perfect Juneneenth dessert, and will give you a burst of sweet, tangy, summer-filled goodness in every bite!” — My Sweet Precision
Strawberry Oreo Crunch Pound Cake
“This rich and moist strawberry pound cake is a berrylicious dessert that is perfect for your Juneneenth celebration. This cake has lots of fruity flavor and is easy to make with seven simple ingredients!” — My Sweet Precision
Red Velvet Bread Pudding
“This red velvet bread pudding has the richness of traditional bread pudding with a slight cocoa taste and red color as red velvet cake. It’s the best of both worlds and perfect for a Juneteenth celebration!” — Peaches 2 Peaches
Coconut Rum Cupcakes
“These coconut rum cupcakes are the perfect creamy and moist dessert to celebrate special occasions. Plus, coconut and rum are a winning combo sure to give your regular vanilla cupcakes a new tropical twist!” — Sims Home Kitchen
“Experience the delightful crunch and rich flavors of kashata! These bite-sized East-African treats are a perfect harmony of coconut, and caramelized sweetness.” — We Eat At Last