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Instant Pot Cheesecake

Instant Pot Cheesecake couldn’t be easier or more delicious. Serve it up with pie filling, fresh fruit, or chocolate ganache for the perfect dessert.

Instant Pot Cheesecake couldn't be easier or more delicious. Serve it up with pie filling, fresh fruit, or chocolate ganache for the perfect dessert.

This recipe is sponsored by Challenge Dairy, but all thoughts are my own. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make My Baking Addiction possible.

Guys, it’s been a little while, but I am back from what felt like months of travel. If you follow me over on Instagram Stories, you know that I was in Detroit for work, then headed to Florida for a couple of weeks for vacation, and then a quick work trip to Utah.

I don’t know about you, but travel seriously takes a lot out of me.

Instant Pot Cheesecake couldn't be easier or more delicious!

First of all, flying freaks me out – especially when I am by myself and even more so if I’m wedged in between two strangers for hours.

I’ve always been an aisle girl, but sometimes I procrastinate booking flights, and end up as the center of a passenger sandwich, which is literally my version of a nightmare.

Especially if said passengers try to talk to me for 4 hours straight even if I’m clearly binge watching (with headphones in mind you) season 4 of Roseanne.

Instant Pot Cheesecake is going to be your new favorite dessert. Simple and so delicious.

I also never sleep well when I am out of town on work trips.

One day I’m going to wise up and start calling hotels ahead of time to reserve a box fan.

Yep, I’m one of those people that requires noise to sleep. And unfortunately, white noise apps, sound machines, or the TV just won’t cut it.

Instant Pot Cheesecake comes together with ease. It's the perfect dessert for two people.

I blame all of this on Eric because he’s basically turned our bedroom into a noisy wind tunnel and I just can’t sleep in silence.

He’s even passed this little sleeping quirk onto Elle who happens to have her very own perfectly positioned in her bedroom.

Now I’m back in Ohio waiting for the weather to get over 65 degrees (seriously, Ohio weather is the worst) and baking up some pretty delicious desserts.

Instant Pot Cheesecake comes together with ease. The perfect sweet recipe for your electric pressure cooker!

If you’ve been a reader of My Baking Addiction for a bit, you are probably well aware of my love of cheesecake.

From Rosé Cheesecake and Sweet Potato Cheesecake to Cheesecake Brownies, I simply can’t get enough of this smooth, creamy dessert.

Not only do I love eating cheesecake, it just so happens to be one of my favorite desserts to make.

Instant Pot Cheesecake comes together with ease. This recipe is delicious and foolproof!

Ever since I posted my Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake, making cheesecake in my electric pressure cooker has been one of my favorite methods for perfect cheesecakes.

That method coupled with Challenge Dairy cream cheese is my recipe for cheesecake perfection!

I’ve been partnering with Challenge Dairy for years because I am such a huge fan of their products – everything from their butter to their cream cheese spreads are simply incredible.

Instant Pot Cheesecake couldn't be easier. It's the perfect dessert to make in your electric pressure cooker!

Did you know that they are the only dairy product company that controls the whole process from milking the cows, to transporting milk, to packaging the product? Pretty awesome, right?

If you have an Instant Pot, you simply have to add Instant Pot Cheesecake to you must-make list. I promise, the ease of prep and the lovely texture will seriously wow you!

Instant Pot Cheese is super simple to put together. Top it with canned pie filling, fresh fruit, or chocolate sauce for one seriously delicious dessert.

Just take my advice and be sure to pick up an extra sealing ring to use for sweets, or your gorgeous Instant Pot Cheesecake might end up smelling like pulled pork. Which is never a good thing.

Turns out the Instant Pot sealing ring holds odors like a magnet. An unfortunate fact I might have realized, had I actually read the instruction booklet.

Lesson learned though, I know own several color coded sealing rings, so pulled pork Instant Pot cheesecake is a thing of the past.

Instant Pot Cheesecake with a traditional graham cracker crust and finished with canned cherries.

Instant Pot Cheesecake Pan

Aside from an extra sealing ring, you’ll also need a 7-inch springform pan, which you can find on Amazon for a reasonable price.

A 7-inch pan happens to be the perfect size for a small cheesecake for two – with a couple slices for leftovers, of course!

Instant Pot Cheesecake topped with cherries. Easy and delicious.

How To Make Cheesecake in an Instant Pot

Making an Instant Pot Cheesecake is just like making a regular cheesecake until you get to the cooking part. And to be honest, I think Instant Pot Cheesecake is actually easier because you don’t have to mess with a water bath because the Instant Pot creates a water bath for you.

You’ll also need a to create a “foil sling” by folding along piece of foil in half lengthwise two times. This “sling” is a trick I learned from my friend, Barbara, and it will allow you place and remove the springform pan with ease.

Instant Pot Cheesecake is creamy, smooth and simple to make in your electric pressure cooker.

This Instant Pot Cheesecake cooks for 35 minutes on the manual setting and will require a 10-minute natural pressure release, followed by a quick release to remove any additional pressure.

Once you remove your cheesecake from the Instant Pot, you’ll cool it to room temp for a bit and then refrigerate it for at least 8 hours.

Whether you’re test driving desserts in your Instant Pot for the first time, or whipping up a sweet treat for the weekend, I hope you enjoy this Instant Pot Cheesecake as much we do!

For more delicious cheesecake inspired recipes, be sure to check out this Strawberry Cheesecake Fluff, No-Bake Pineapple Cheesecakes and these Mini Nutella Cheesecakes.


Instant Pot Cheesecake couldn't be easier or more delicious. Serve it up with pie filling, fresh fruit, or chocolate ganache for the perfect dessert.

Instant Pot Cheesecake

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 9 hours

Instant Pot Cheesecake couldn’t be easier or more delicious. Serve it up with pie filling, fresh fruit, or chocolate ganache for the perfect dessert.


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Challenge Dairy Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 16 ounces Challenge Dairy Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • cherry pie filling, optional


  1. Tightly wrap the bottom of 7-inch springform pan in foil and spray the inside of the pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Place pan in freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and mix until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, fully incorporating each before adding the next. Making sure to scrape down the bowl in between each egg. Add in the flour, heavy cream, and vanilla and mix until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Cover the top of the pan with a piece of foil.
  6. Pour 1 1/2 cups of water into the Instant Pot and place the trivet in the bottom of the pot.
  7. Create a “foil sling” by folding a 20-inch long piece of foil in half lengthwise two times. This “sling” will allow you place and remove the springform pan with ease.
  8. Place the cheesecake pan in the center of the sling and carefully lower the pan into the Instant Pot. Fold down the excess foil from the sling to ensure the pot closes properly.
  9. Lock the lid into place and make sure the vent is closed “sealing”. Press the “Manual” button and cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.
  10. When the Instant Pot beeps, hit the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button to turn off the pressure cooker. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes and then do a quick release to release any pressure remaining in the pot.
  11. Carefully unfold the foil sling and remove the cheesecake from the pot to a cooling rack using the foil sling “handles”.
  12. Uncover the cheesecake and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  13. Once the cheesecake has cooled, refrigerate it for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
  14. Before serving, top with pie filling and whipped cream if desired.

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Tuesday 14th of December 2021

After this has been set overnight can you freeze this? Wanting to make ahead of Christmas


Tuesday 14th of December 2021

Yes! Cheesecake freezes very well. :)


Monday 19th of July 2021

This was a fantastic cheesecake! Served it with a quick raspberry sauce and chocolate syrup. Didn’t need any topping at all though. I goofed and read “1/2 c heavy cream” (oops) so mine was a bit loose in the center but the outer inch was exactly how I like it. The flavor was amazing. This will be a go to. Thank you! New excited to try your other cheesecakes…


Tuesday 20th of July 2021

So glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Randa! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie


Thursday 24th of December 2020

This is my go to Instant Pot cheesecake recipe. I admith that my usual method with any kind of recipes is "read three and average" but this is the one I use as a base most of the time. Good results every time except when you leave out the flour. Voice of experience.


Monday 21st of December 2020

I made this recipe, but when I went to cut it after sitting in the fridge all night, it did not set up. Any ideas what went wrong ? Thanks.


Tuesday 30th of November 2021

@Jamie, I have the same issue. Using instant pot 8 quart that’s about 2 years old


Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Linda- Can you tell me which model of Instant Pot you are using? Oddly enough it seems that people with newer pots are having this issue. -Jamie


Sunday 29th of November 2020

Mine was extremely jiggly (practically liquid) in the center after 35 minutes and natural release. Is this normal? I cooked for another 20 minutes and natural release, but am not sure if it's overcooked now since it's still chilling in the fridge. Thanks!


Tuesday 8th of December 2020

Lily- Can you tell me which IP model you are using?

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