Instant Pot Black Forest Cheesecake Recipe



Crust ingredients

  • 2 C crushed oreos
  • ¼ C unsalted butter, melted

Chocolate cheesecake ingredients

  • 2 – 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ C sour cream
  • ⅓ C sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ C semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Topping ingredients

  • 1 – 12 oz cherry pie filling
  • 1 – 8oz cool whip
  • 1 container of chocolate sprinkles
  • 1 medium piping bag fitted with a star tip


Crust Directions

  • Line the bottom of a 6inch springform pan with parchment paper and spray the sides with pam baking spray. 
  • Now if a food processor you want to grind up 24 Oreo cookies, so they are like sand-texture for making your chocolate crust.
  • Mix in the melted butter, and combine the two.
  • Press the crushed oreos into the springform pan.
  • Place into the freezer while you make the cheesecake mixture. This will help it to set up a bit.

Chocolate cheesecake Directions

  • In a large bowl or stand mixer you want to mix up your cream cheese, sugar, sour cream and mix until nice and creamy. 
  • Slowly add in your cocoa powder, melted chocolate and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly mix in the egg, making sure to not overmix, as that will cause cracking in cheesecake.
  • Pour your chocolate cheesecake over the Oreo cookie crust.
  • Cover tightly with foil, and put 1 cup of water in the instant pot.
  • Place your trivet in the Instant pOt, and then lower your cheesecake in.
  • Close your pressure cooker lid and ensure it is sealed on the valve. Cook high pressure for 35 minutes with a 20 minute natural release of pressure.
  • Remove the lid and wipe up excess water on the aluminum foil with a paper towel.
  • Remove from the pot and allow the cake to cool for an hour, then transfer to the fridge to refrigerate overnight.
  • Place a trivet inside

Topping Directions

  • Using a sharp knife, run it around the edge of the springform pan to loosen the crust.
  • Remove the springform pan and place the cheesecake onto a serving plate if you would like.
  • Pipe cool whip around the edge of the cheesecake, and leave the center open for the pie filling.
  • Spoon cherry pie filling into the center of the cheesecake to give it that black forest cheesecake look and feel.
  • Sprinkle chocolate sprinkles on top if you would like.
  • Cut and serve your homemade black forest cheesecake!