We'll let you in on a little secret – Instant Pot cheesecake is officially the simplest way to make a gorgeous, decadent cheesecake. If you haven't been using your Instant Pot to make desserts yet, it's time to change that! This surprisingly easy recipe is fast to make and will give you a delicious, creamy cheesecake with a tasty, firm crust that tastes better than anything you can pick up in a supermarket.
Since you'll be cooking this cheesecake in an Instant Pot, a smaller pan is ideal. Use 7-inch spring-form pans for this recipe. You can also opt for smaller pans.
There are seemingly endless possibilities when it comes to Instant Pot cheesecake flavors. Try a classic New York cheesecake or whip up a decadent chocolate cheesecake. Add fresh fruit – berries are always a great choice when in season, or throw in some nuts or your go-to flavoring extract. Vanilla, orange, or mint are all wonderful choices.
Keep your cheesecake fresh by storing it in an airtight container in the fridge.
Lightly spray the springform pan with cooking spray. Mix 1 ½ cups crushed Oreos, melted butter, and a dash of salt until combined in a large bowl.
Take this mixture and press it along the bottom and sides of the spring-form pan to form the crust.
Place the cream cheese, brown sugar, white sugar, and sour cream in a large bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until it becomes fluffy. Beat in the eggs one by one until just combined.
Beat in vanilla extract, salt, and flour until just mixed. Fold in remaining crushed Oreos.
Gently pour the batter over the Oreo crumb crust. Wrap the whole pan with two layers of tin foil. Place trivet in the Instant Pot. Pour in water. Place the pan on the trivet. Shut the lid and set to Pressure Cook on the High setting for 37 minutes, followed by a 10-minute natural release, and a quick release.
After the quick release, remove the cheesecake from the Instant Pot. Take off the foil and allow the cheesecake to cool for 1 hour on a cooling rack. Once cool, place in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours up to overnight.
When ready to serve, garnish with Cool Whip, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, and a dusting of crushed Oreos.