That I’ve made that is. This cheesecake won out over all the other cheesecakes I’ve made by being the creamiest, easiest cake. The recipe and method are relatively simple and straightforward. Try my recipe for the best instant pot cheesecake and see if you’re a believer like me. It’s perfect alone or with something drizzled on top, try jam, Raspberry Sauce or Strawberry Puree.
Can You Make Cheesecake in an Instant Pot?
The answer is an enthusiastic YES YOU CAN! You can make them in a springform pan or small heatproof dishes right on the metal rack in your Instant Pot. (That little thing is called a trivet by the way) The big secret I discovered after ruining a couple with soggy crusts is to cover your cake. Everyone knows if you’re cooking in a springform to cover the bottom with foil. In the Instant Pot, you have to cover the top too! You can also make a little sling to go under the pan to help lift it out, but my trivet has handles on it, so I used those.
How Long to Cook a cheesecake in the Instant Pot
Most Instant Pots will only hold a 6 or 7-inch springform, and an 8-inch pan is too big. Approximate cooking time for those sizes are:
6-inch springform cooks for 37 minutes
7-inch springform cooks for 35 minutes
If you cook it for the recommended time and it looks too jiggly, you can put it back in and set it to cook for two more minutes. The pot will come up to heat pretty quickly, so it doesn’t take too much longer. What does too jiggly look like you ask? If the outer 2 inches of the top of the cake is set but the inner part wiggles it’s done. If anything more than the inner 2 inches, three on a 7-inch cake jiggles it probably needs two more minutes.
Where to find 6-Inch Springforms
Most box stores sell them in the baking area. I found mine in the local Fred Meyer store, not on the baking aisle but over in the home goods baking area. Some places to look are Target, Walmart, Joann’s, and Amazon.
The Best Instant Pot Cheesecake
Did you know you can make a cheesecake in your instant pot? Well, YOU CAN and it's amazing! Try my recipe for the Best Instant Pot Cheesecake and you'll be a believer too!
mix graham cracker crumbs and sugar, stir in melted butter
press in the bottom of a 6 inch srpingform pan
cover bottom of pan and sides with foil
mix the cream cheese and sugar together until as smooth as possible, do not beat it
add the vanilla and yogurt, stirring never beating
add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition, avoid beating in a bunch of air, you just want to combine the ingredients
pour in the prepared crust
cover with more foil
put one cup of water in the inner pot of the Instant Pot and then the wire rack trivet
if you need to make a little foil sling that goes under the pan to help lift it out of the pot
place lid on the pot, turn the release valve to closed
press manual pressure, high and set timer for 37 minutes for a 6 inch cake, 35 minutes for a 7 inch cake
when the timer goes off, let it sit 10 minutes on natural release an then turn it to quick release
peel off the foil and check the cake, the center should be jiggly but the outer 2 inches or so should be firmer
if you think it's too jiggly, cover it again, reset the pot for 2-3 more minutes
when finished removed all the foil, let cheesecake cool at room temperature for 2 hours and then put it in the fridge to until completely cool, it's best to let it rest at least 12 hours before slicing
run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen it and then open the springform pan