5 from 1 vote
Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
5 hrs 45 mins

Yes, you can make cheesecake in an instant pot!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cheesecake, instant pot
Servings: 6
Calories: 230 kcal
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs processed in food processor, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 8-oz pkgs regular cream cheese softened, room-temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs room-temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sour cream room-temperature
  1. Line a 7-inch springform pan and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs with sugar and melted butter and press into bottom of springform pan.

  3. Cream together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the cocoa powder and mix until well combined. Add 2 large eggs and mix well. Finally, add the vanilla extract and sour cream and mix until smooth.

  4. Pour batter into springform pan on top of the graham cracker crust.

  5. Run a fork back and forth through the cheesecake several times to remove air bubbles.
  6. Cover pan with foil.

  7. Pour two cups of water into the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  8. Make a sling out of aluminum foil to lower the pan into the pressure cooker.
  9. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and set valve to sealing.

  10. Press "Manual" and set time for 35 minutes. When the timer beeps, let pressure release naturally for 12 minutes then turn valve to "venting."

  11. Once pressure has fully released, remove the lid and carefully remove the cheesecake from the Instant Pot. Cool on the counter for one hour, then place, uncovered, in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

Recipe Notes

For best results, make sure cream cheese, eggs, and sour cream are at room temperature before mixing.

To get nice, clean slices when you're ready to serve, run your knife under hot water first and dip into a glass of hot water after each slice.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 134mg6%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 256IU5%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.