Cherry Chocolate Meringue Cake in a Jar| Swirls and Spice

Cherry Chocolate Meringue Cake in a Jar {Grain Free}

Cherry Chocolate Meringue Cake in a Jar| Swirls and Spice Cherries and chocolate and fluffy meringue create a layered dessert that is decadent, delicious, and healthier than anything like it!  The delicate sweetness comes from natural sources rather than refined sugar, freeing you to indulge without worry.  So grab a spoon and let’s dig in! Cherry Chocolate Meringue Cakes | Swirls and Spice

Cherry Chocolate Meringue Cake in a Jar {Grain Free}

Ingredients:Cherry Chocolate Meringue Cakes | Swirls and Spice

For the Chocolate Banana Cake batter:

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup fine unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure honey

For the cherry filling:

  • 1.5 cups whole fresh or frozen cherries, pitted
  • 1/2 cup pear juice, apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut palm sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca flour OR 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure almond extract, optional

For the meringue:

  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons pure honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar, blended until fine, or icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot flour


  1. Place chocolate banana cake batter ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender container.  Puree until smooth, pausing to scrape batter from sides as necessary.
  2.  Grease bottoms of small Mason jars.  Fill 1/3 of each jar with batter.  Microwave in batches of 3 jars for 60 seconds.  Reposition jars if necessary.  Microwave for another 30 to 60 seconds.  If needed, microwave another 30 seconds.  Cake should remain moist. Allow cakes to cool for a minimum of 5 minutes.
  3. If making your own cherry filling, add cherries, juice, coconut sugar, maple syrup, and tapioca or cornstarch to a small to medium saucepan.  Heat over medium low heat, stirring continuously, until thickened, about 7 to 9 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Beat egg whites and salt together with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add honey or syrup and beat until incorporated.  Add sugar and arrowroot flour and beat until stiff peaks form.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 C).
  5. Layer cherry filling over chocolate banana cake, until each jar is 2/3 full.  Add a meringue layer to fill the jar (this will rise when hot and then shrink back when cooler).  Bake the jars for about 10 minutes, until meringue turns light golden brown.  Let jars cool before serving slightly warm or at room temperature.
Cherry Chocolate Meringue Cake in a Jar| Swirls and Spice

I‘m bringing this dessert to Fiesta Friday and Savoring Saturdays.

I also share recipes at Allergy Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Corn-free Everyday, and here.


38 thoughts on “Cherry Chocolate Meringue Cake in a Jar {Grain Free}

  1. You don’t have to tell me to grab a spoon twice! These little cakes in a jar are adorable and the flavor sounds fabulous. 🙂 That meringue topping looks absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe with all of celebrating the Fiesta Friday Anniversary!

  2. What a yummy dessert! My family goes crazy over cherries and chocolate so they would love this. Thanks so much for bringing it to Fiesta Friday!

  3. This looks so pretty, Julia! I love all the layers in this dessert! The chocolate banana cake sounds phenomenal with the cherry filling and meringue! What a great idea to serve it in a jar too – looks delicious!

  4. I can’t wait to try these! I’ve always loved the idea of baking things in jars, but I’ve always been afraid. Haha. But these are calling me… 😉

    Thanks for sharing them at Savoring Saturdays! I’m featuring them at this weekend’s party! Can’t wait to see what you share this week… 😉

  5. What a great idea putting it all in a jar, it looks wonderful!Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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