If the only thing you ever make in your Pressure Cooker is cheesecake, it will be a worthwhile purchase. This White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake will completely sweep you off your feet and make you a legend at every single party!
Have you made a cheesecake in your pressure cooker yet? If you have, I know, you know, this recipe will blow minds. If not, this right here is THE cheesecake to start with to bring you into this fabulous trend. Meet Pressure Cooker White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake!
Creamy vanilla cheesecake gets swirled with a raspberry drizzle and speckled with sweet, still slightly melty, chunks of white chocolate. Then what the heck, dress it to the nines with a slightly sweet, whipped cream to reveal every possible level of creamy, dreamy heaven.
I recently tested this recipe out on a crowd of 250 people at a class Cami and I taught at Pinner's Conference in Salt Lake City. The response was unanimous that this cheesecake was a home-run and needed to be posted ASAP! So here you go, all my wonderful Pinner's friends! I've never in my life felt such a palpable excitement for all things food and cooking. It was such a blast and I can't wait to do it again . . . as soon as the memory of the stress of the event goes away anyways!
Well 250 people can't be wrong! This Pressure Cooker White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake is as divine as it is pretty and will make you love your Electric Pressure Cookers/Instant Pots that much more!
For a twist on the classic presentation of a springform cheesecake, make these cute little cheesecake balls. They're basically a deconstructed cheesecake. Simply make the cheesecake minus the crust, then top it with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cookie crumbs. Barbara from Pressure Cooking Today gave me this idea and it was the perfect solution for feeding a really large crowd.
Once you catch the pressure cooker cheesecake bug, you MUST next make this Triple Chocolate Layered Cheesecake and then go for a savory Blue Cheese Cheesecake that will completely knock your socks off. In our Master the Electric Pressure Cooker cookbook you will also find my husbands all time favorite German Chocolate Cheesecake and my personal favorite Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Cheesecake.
I can't be stopped.
Tools I used to make Pressure Cooker White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
Pressure Cooker White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
Cheesecake in the Pressure Cooker is the best cheesecake in the world! This White Chocolate Raspberry version will completey steal your heart!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 70 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Pressure Cooker
- Cuisine: American
- 1 1/2 cups crushed Golden Oreo Cookies (I throw the whole package in a blender and then freeze or garnish with the extra crumbs)
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
For Cheesecake Filling
- 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese at room temperature (Philadelphia Brand if possible)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs at room temperature
- 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jelly
- 1 oz white chocolate, coarsely chopped
For Whipped Cream Topping
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Spray a 7-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper for easy removal of the cake once it's done.
- To make crust: Stir cookie crumbs and melted butter together and press evenly across the bottom and about 1/3 of the way up the side of the pan. Place in the freezer to set, while you prepare the filling.
- To make cheesecake filling: Cream the cream cheese and sugar with a handheld mixer until very smooth; scrape the bowl and mix again. Add yogurt, vanilla, and flour and whisk until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, continuing to mix and scrape bowl as needed. Be careful not to over whip!
- Microwave the raspberry jelly for about 20 seconds until it's stirrable, but not hot and liquid.
- Remove the pan from the freezer and fill with half of the cheesecake mixture. Drizzle half of the raspberry jelly over top along with half of the white chocolate chunks. Use a knife to swirl it slightly. Pour in the rest of the cheesecake mixture, drizzle with the remaining jelly and sprinkle with the rest of the white chocolate chunks. Swirl with a knife. Cover cheesecake with tinfoil to prevent moisture from dripping on the cheesecake.
- Add 1 cup of water to the pressure cooker pot and place trivet inside. Make a tinfoil sling for easy removal of the cheesecake and lower the prepared pan onto the trivet. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 40 minutes.
- To make the Whipped Cream Topping: Pour heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla into a high speed blender and blend until cream thickens. Can also be done with a hand held mixer. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
- When pressure cooking is complete, use a 10 minute natural release and then release any remaining pressure.
- Remove pan from pressure cooker and let cool for 10 minutes. Slowly remove the springform ring, being careful not to break the crust of the cheesecake. Place cheesecake in the refrigerator for at last 4 hours to chill all the way through, covering the cake once it has cooled completely. Chilling over night is even better.
- When chilled, top with and decorate with the Whipped Cream Topping and return the cheesecake to the fridge until ready to serve. Garnish with extra cookie crumbs and white chocolate shavings.
For White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake balls, omit the crust, and cook only the filling. Once chilled, use a small ice cream scoop to form small balls and place on a platter. Top each with a dollop of cream and a generous sprinkle of cookie crumbs. They are a total show stopper, finger food, dessert.
Keywords: instant pot cheescake, instant pot dessert
I made this for my birthday. One of my kids (I have 3 also) asked for a chocolate cheesecake so I did melt 4 oz of semisweet chocolate and mixed that into the batter before putting in the spring form pan and swirled in the raspberry jam and white chocolate chunks as you directed. It was delicious!! Thank you for a great recipe and sweet end to my birthday!
Jessi, oh wow, that sounds amazing and now I want to try that twist! Thanks for sharing!
Hello, I was just wondering if the whipped topping will hold up for an extended period of time or if it needs to be topped just before serving. I’m asking because I want to make for a friend and not sure how it would hold up for transport. Any advice? Thanks
Christen, with whipped topping, I typically aim for less than 12 hours. I would definitely wait until you’re about to serve it (or at least a few hours from the time you’re serving). I’ve had it in my fridge for 3 days before with the whipped topping, and while it didn’t look too bad, it did get kind of runny. I hope you love it! It’s a favorite around here.
My springform pan is 7”x 2”. Is that the size pan you used? Or 7”x3”?
I think I need to order a new springform.
FYI- check the height of the pan as well as the diameter 😕
Tracey, 7 x 2 will work great!
I had given up making cheesecakes in my instant pot due to the seemingly complex instructions. This recipe is not only absolutely delicious but so easy to make!!! I will be trying other cheesecake recipes from this site, too! Thanks for making cheesecakes so simple!!!
Jackie, that made my day, yay! Try the Lemon one next! Or the Hot Chocolate one with Marshmallow ganache 🙂
Hands down this is the BEST cheesecake I have ever had. This rivals restaurant cheesecakes, even the one with factory in its name! YUM. I’m going to get so fat now because I’ll be making this over and over for the family. <3 Heaven in my mouth.
AC, I’m so glad you loved it! I make this for demos all the time and it’s always a major hit!
I first made this cheesecake for Easter dinner during the Covid-19 quarantine, where there was only me and my husband at the table…this delicious dessert helped soften the blow that our family couldn’t be around the table with us. My husband loved it! so much so that he requested it for his next birthday cake. This was quite a relief for me, as I’m not a very good layer-cake maker, and I was always disappointed with how his special birthday cake recipe (from his Mom) turned out.
Fast forward to this summer when we could gather again as a family for his birthday, and of course, he requested this delectable cheesecake. My daughter and her family were here, and everyone loved it! Thanks so much for giving me an entirely new and easy go-to dessert that everyone loves and requests!
I can’t wait to try your other cheesecake recipes! As usual, you have helped this pretty-good cook look pretty great!
Jan, Oh my goodness, I cried tears of joy through your comment. Food can absolutely make hard times easier and I loved that you were able to have joy with 2 and then again with many. This cheesecake has family memories for me as well and it made my day to hear your story. Thank you, thank you for sharing! Try the Banana Cream Pie Cheesecake next!
Bayan Basata says
Can chocolate Oreo cookies be used for the crust?
Bayan, yes, and it’s amazing 🙂
I would like to try to make the cheesecake balls… would it be ok to 1/2 the recipe? And if so, does it still need to cook for 40 minutes? Thank you! I’m new to the instat pot, so any pointers would be greatly appreciated! 🙂
Shannon, the cheesecake balls are so good! I made 2 smaller cakes out of the full recipe this week and cooked them 25 minutes with a 10 min NR and they were perfect.
Sounds like Eton Mess lol
Debbie, I had to look that up! I’ve never heard of that before, but you’re right 🙂
Question…is the white chocolate creamy or chunky after cooking? Checking because of an elderly family member who can bite through solid chocolate chunks. I could grate it for finer texture if needed but I thought I’d ask. Thanks!
Suzanne, It mostly melts into the batter, but I would say there is occasionally a small bite of it. Grating it would definitely take care of that.
Hi Marci! Browsing thru today looking for cheesecake recipes (because I thought I remembered you using the InstaPot to make one), and came across this delicious looking beauty. WOW! Sounds as good as it photographed! One question: my husband loves Turtle Cheesecake; do you think I could replace the raspberry jam with caramel “sauce”? (The think kind – like used as ice cream topping?) Or even use the soft caramels (by Kraft) and just rough-cut and place instead of the jam? Thanks for your feedback – love this site! You two are a great team and I’m always so impressed with how you each bring your expertise together. Keep up the good work!
Lori, You’re so nice, your comment made my day, thank you! And I think the caramel sauce is a fantastic idea! If I were to experiment, I would probably test the cut up caramels first. I kind of worry the runny caramel would warm-up while cooking and then just disappear into the cheesecake, which would still taste good, but I’m wondering if it might mess up the ratios. I’m curious though…I just might have to try this!
I haven’t eaten it yet but it looks nice and smells great. I had to reduce some of the ingredients because I have a 6 inch pan. Would love to see ingredients and cooking times for 6 inch pans. Can’t wait to taste it!
Ursula, Make an extra mini in a mason jar! I’m excited to hear what you thought of it. I made this cheesecake for a big conference I taught at and it was a hit.
For the crust do you use the cookie filling as well?
Marta, Yes, I just throw the whole package of cookies in my blender or food processor and make a big batch of crumbs. I freeze what I don’t use for another time.
Do you have to use the flour? I am trying to make it gluten free.
Annie, Just substitute it with cornstarch. I’ve done that before and it works perfectly.
Are these typos? Only 1 oz chocolate and 2 cups of whipping cream?
Carolyn, Nope, those are right! It’s a small cheesecake compared to typical oven baked ones are so it doesn’t need a whole lot as far as toppings go.
I can’t find Raspberry Jelly, any suggestions? I found Smuckers Seedless Raspberry Jam and I have some homemade Seedless Raspberry Sauce (consistency of pancake syrup just berries, water and sugar). What’s your suggestion? Should I add some pectin to the sauce to thicken it? Or use the Jam?
Julia, Go for the Smuckers Seedless Jam for sure! Infact, I think that is what I used, but I thought it said jelly on the label. I will fix that! Thanks 🙂
You don’t mention it in the recipe, but do you have a pressure cooker that is just for sweet recipes? My well-used pot always smells like onions or cumin or some such. I would worry that those flavors would show up in my cheesecake.
Stephanie, Yes, my “savory” pot has to be stored in the garage sometimes for strong smelling it gets. I so actually reserve my instant pot for making yogurt, cake, cheesecake, oatmeal, etc. A lot of people just buy different seals and I think that works ok. But if you have 2, I’d try as much as possible to keep one sweet (or at least not smell foods) and one savory.
I have an 8 in. Fat Daddio Pushpan. What adjustments do I need to make to the recipe for this? This looks amazing and I’d love to make a bigger one in my 8 inch pan for my huge extended family for Thanksgiving. Thanks in advance!
Shelly, I’ve never tried it, but I bet you could 1 1/2 the recipe for the 8 inch pushpin (as long as it’s a true 8 inches). I’d an extra 10-15 minutes to the cook time too. Let me know if you try it!
These recipes look amazing!!!! I am not familiar with pressure cookers. What kind/brand do you have? I am quite intrigued and may ask for one for Christmas. Kudos to you and Marci, what a fantastic team you make!!
Danielle, Cami and I are as different as night and day so it’s been exciting to see how well we work together :). As far as brands go, I love the Instant Pot (make sure you get the one with the yogurt function) and the Fagor Lux Multicooker. They both are amazing!
Sounds great! This is similar to my go-to oven cheesecake recipe, which is drizzled with melted dark chocolate and Chambord liqueur. The add-ins are then gently swirled into the batter before popping the cheesecake into the oven.
Barbara, That sounds beautiful!
When you make the cheesecake balls, are they cooked in pressure cooker?
Ronnie, no, the Cheesecake balls are formed after the cake is cooked and chilled. There’s more directions for that in the post if that doesn’t make sense.
I am officially obsessed with those cheesecake bites!! Cutest idea ever! White chocolate and raspberry are such a heavenly combo!
Laurel, Oh you will love them! I had to make 6 cakes for the Pinner’s conference and making them without the crust made it so fast. I used a cookie scoop so making the balls was a breeze too.