Instant Pot Black Forest Cheesecake Recipe


Crust ingredients
Crushed Oreos
Unsalted butter, melted
Chocolate cheesecake ingredients
Cream cheese softened
Sour cream
Cocoa powder
Large eggs
Semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
Topping ingredients
Cherry pie filling
Cool whip
Chocolate sprinkles
Medium piping bag fitted with a star tip

How to Make Pressure Cooker Cheesecake

How to Make A Cookie Crust:

    1. Begin by lining the bottom of a springform pan (6-inch) with parchment paper. Spray the sides with baking spray so nothing sticks to the pan.
    2. Using a food processor grind up the 24 Oreo cookies. They will be sand-texture for making your chocolate crust.
    3. Add in the melted butter, and combine the two.
    4. Carefully push the crushed oreos into the springform pan to add make the crust.
  1. Put the crust into the freezer while you make the cheesecake mixture. This will help it to set up a bit.

Chocolate cheesecake Directions:

  1. Using a stand mixer combine the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream and mix until nice and creamy.
  2. Slowly add the cocoa powder, melted chocolate and vanilla extract.
  3. Slowly combine the egg, making sure to not overmix. Overmixing causes the cheesecake to crack.
  4. Pour the chocolate cheesecake filling over the Oreo cookie crust.
  5. Cover the Instant Pot black forest cheesecake tightly with foil, and pour in 1 cup of water in the instant pot.
  1. Add the trivet in the Instant Pot, and then lower your cheesecake in.
  2. Close the pressure cooker lid and ensure it is sealed on the valve. Cook the black forest cheesecake on high pressure for 35 minutes with a 20-minute natural release.
  3. Take off the lid and wipe up excess water with a paper towel or other soft cloth. There will be water on top of the aluminum foil as well as the lid. 
  4. Remove the cheesecake from the pot and allow the cake to cool for an hour, then transfer to the fridge to refrigerate overnight.
  5. Place a trivet inside

Topping Directions:

  1. Take a sharp knife, run it around the edge of the springform pan to loosen the crust.
  2. Take off the springform pan and place the cheesecake onto a serving plate if you would like.
  3. Add cool whip around the edge of the cheesecake. Be sure to leave the center open for the cherry pie filling.
  4. Carefully spoon cherry pie filling into the center of the cheesecake. This will give it that black forest cheesecake look and feel.
  5. Sprinkle on the chocolate sprinkles for some extra character.
  6. Slice and serve the homemade black forest cheesecake!