• Serves: 2 jars
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: N/A
  • Difficulty: easy

Wander into any ‘trendy’ bar at the moment and you’’ll probably have your drink served to you in a jam jar; so we thought, why not try this with desserts?

This was so much fun to make, but be warned, it’’s messy! We collect and save everything in our kitchen. Don’’t get me wrong, we’’re not going to star in a documentary about hoarders anytime soon, but we do have a sizable collection of jam jars.

Wander into any ‘trendy’ bar at the moment and you’’ll probably have your drink served to you in a jam jar, so it can’’t be just us with an abundance of them (although we probably did it before anyone else).

You –be as creative as you like with the layering. You can also mix the cream cheese with lemon curd to make lemon flavoured cheesecake for example. It’’s totally up to you. And, we would’ve used mini marshmallows to top it off, but …someone ate them all….


here's what you'll need...

  • 300g unflavoured cream cheese
  • One tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • A handful of ginger biscuits
  • One table spoon of caster sugar
  • 300 ml of double cream
  • Cherry compote

Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake Jam Jar dessert ingredients


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here's how it's done...

  • 1

    Mix your cream cheese with the cocoa powder until you have a smooth, velvety texture. Don’’t mix it too much, you want some of that chocolate layering to show up when you fill the jam jar.

    Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake Jam Jar Dessert Steps 1 and 2

  • 2

    Place the ginger biscuits into a plastic bag or in a tea cloth and smash them until they’’re small enough to use as a biscuit base. I like to use irregular shapes so don’’t feel you need to powder them.

    jam jar dessert step 3

  • 3

    Thirdly, whisk the double cream and caster sugar until it turns into whipped frothy peaks.

    jam jar dessert step 4

  • 4

    Now the fun part. Layer your three flavours into the jam jar. I started with the biscuit base, then compote, then cocoa and again before topping with the whipped cream and sprinkling with cocoa powder.

    jam jar dessert post image 5

    I’’ll admit I may have lost a few man points tying a ribbon onto the jam jar, but hopefully an equally trendy beard might make up for it.


By Finn Christo on 02.06.14

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