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Instant Pot Cheesecake

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Instant Pot Cheesecake

Did you hear the news? I have a new cookbook out called Keto Instant Pot Recipes book! But this is not just any Instant Pot cookbook. This keto cookbook has almost 200 recipes with BOTH Instant Pot directions AND slow cooker directions! I also started an Instagram account on my favorite Keto Instant Pot Recipes and giveaways called @KetoInstantPotRecipes! 

If you do not have an Instant Pot yet, I have to tell you, I am not a gadget girl and I adore my slow cooker. I like the idea of filling my slow cooker the night before, place the shell in the fridge overnight and turning it on in the morning and allow the meal to cook while I am working or exploring nature all day. However, the Instant Pot was easy to fall in love with. It is also a slow cooker! And on days when I forget to plan ahead, I can make a delicious meal in minutes. Click HERE to find the Instant Pot I love. 

This recipe is a fantastic recipe to make for a celebration such as an anniversary, birthday or Valentine’s Day! It is a perfect date night dessert, simple, creamy and a perfect size for 2 people to enjoy!


– Tip: trade out your savoy sealing ring and put the one reserved for sweets.
– Tip: When removing the lid do so carefully to avoid dripping water onto the cheesecake. Dab any water on the top of the cake with a piece of paper towel.

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Since we never really eat the crust anyway, we made this easy Instant Pot Cheesecake crust-less! If you crave a crunch, you could always top your piece with crushed nuts if desired.

OR you could use this crust recipe BUT you will want to use a larger springform pan:

31⁄2 tablespoons butter
11⁄2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
1⁄3 cup Swerve confectioners or equivalent
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean (about 8 inches long), or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄4 teaspoon fine sea salt

To make the crust: melt the butter or oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Slowly add the chopped chocolate to the warm butter or oil, stirring constantly (don’t let the chocolate burn). When the chocolate is melted, add the sweetener, egg, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Press the crust batter into the pan.

Instant Pot Cheesecake

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Dessert, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 269




  • 6 ounces cream cheese Kite Hill brand cream cheese style spread if dairy-free, softened
  • 1/2 cup Natural Sweetener see page 24
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk or heavy cream if nut-free
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Redmond Fine grain sea salt
  • 1 large egg white


  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Natural Sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia glycerite or a few drops strawberry stevia


  • Strawberries stems removed and cut in half


  • 4 inch springform pan


  • Make a tinfoil hammock for the dish to sit on in the Instant Pot or slow cooker while baking. Take a 2 1/2 feet by 2 1/2 feet piece of foil and fold one edge up in 2 inch increments. Keep folding until you have a 2 1/2 feet by 2 inch piece of foil. Set the foil hammock onto a steamer rack into the Instant Pot with the long edges hanging out. Use to lower the pan into the Instant Pot. This allows for easy lifting out of the Instant Pot.
  • NOTE: Keep the foil hammock for future recipes where you want to lift out a dish or ramekins.
  • Line the sides and the bottom of a 4 by 4 inch cheesecake pan with parchment paper for an easier removal.
  • To make the Filling, in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese, sweetener, almond milk, vanilla, and salt until well blended. Add the egg white, mixing on low speed. Combine until very smooth. Pour the batter into the pan. Fill the pan with filling. Gently tap the cheesecake pan against the counter to let the air bubbles rise to the surface.
  • INSTANT POT: Place trivet in a 6 quart Instant Pot and add 1 cup cold water. Make a tinfoil hammock for the cheesecake to sit on in the Instant Pot. Seal and press Manual for 13 minutes, once finished press Natural Release. Gently open the lid. Use the foil hammock to lift the cheesecake out of the Instant Pot.
  • SLOW COOKER: Add 1 cup cold water into a slow cooker. Place filled cheesecake pan into the slow cooker. Make sure the foil is tight enough around the pan so water doesn’t leak in. Place 3 large sheets of paper towel onto the cheesecake so condensation doesn’t leak onto the cheesecake. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours. Turn off slow cooker and leave cheesecake in the slow cooker 1 more hour.
  • SERVE: Let the cheesecake cool completely in the pan before removing. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before serving. Once chilled, make the strawberry ganache by placing all of the ganache ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour over chilled cheesecake and garnish with strawberries halves around the bottom of the cheesecake.


Calories: 269 | Fat: 26g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fiber: 1g | P:E Ratio: 0.1


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Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Cheryl says:

    The crust ingredients are not included in the recipe, just in the directions.

  • Lori Parker-Gurule says:

    I pre-ordered this book and am so excited! I am confused though on this recipe, you didn’t include the crust ingredients and there is no mention of the chocolate that is to be added to the cheesecake filling. I’m confused!

  • Linda Breve says:

    Cannot seem to find the chopped chocolate mentioned in the directions in the ingredients list.

  • April Waller says:

    The new book is available in Dec? Or is it out now?

  • Ginny says:

    I’m confused on the amounts of unsalted butter and unsweetened chocolate needed for the crust: 31/2 ? and 11/2 ????? Can someone translate for me?

  • Okay WHAT you can make desserts in the I stant pot?! Can I try this in the slow cooker??

  • Jodie says:

    This sound delicious. I’m definitely going to give this recipe a try this weekend. Wish you could have this kind of deserts ready-made, though. I’ve tried a couple of brands with ready-made keto-friendly desert recipes before, but haven’t found anything good yet. I am thinking about this brand that’s got relatively good reviews – bit.ly/ketodietfoodreview. I know that you prefer homemade deserts (obviously). But have you ever tried one of those “ready-made” deserts before? Or have you had a chance to try this brand yet? Not sure whether it would be nearly as yummy as this cheescake though 🙂

  • Karri Stoerp says:

    there are directions for the slow cooker included

  • Eleinad says:

    Hi Maria … I don’t see the quantity of chopped chocolate for the filling O_~ !!!
    Thanks 😉

  • Linda A. says:

    1) How much chocolate goes into the filling? (As of 8:30 p.m. EST this information is not listed.)
    2) There are no instructions for the Strawberry Ganache. Am I supposed to know what to do? (I don’t).

    I hope the book is edited better than this recipe.

  • Tina says:

    Would love to see a video on making this recipe 🙂

  • Kathy says:

    Thank you for updating the crust ingredients. I’m still not seeing the butter/chocolate from the filling instructions listed in the filling ingredient list. Thank you!

  • jamie says:

    If you have an 8 quart instant pot and a 7 inch spring form could you double the recipe and have the same results?

  • DeltaErin says:

    Hey Maria! A HUGE congratulations on being voted Keto Spokesperson of the YEAR!! Yahooo!! No surprise though – you’re so generous with spreading the Keto word, sharing your story, and walking the talk 💕

    And I LOVE my Instant Pot – I can’t wait for your cookbook oh boy – I’ve pre-ordered it on Amazon!!! I’ve made cheesecakes in it before but mmmm this sounds gooood. Thanks Maria!!

  • Lavinia says:

    First of all congratulations! Second, will the book be available as an online version or just hard copy for now? Thank you!

  • Kay Spitzmueller says:

    I don’t think most people’s replies are for this recipe? STRAWBERRY not choc?

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