Black Forest Cheesecake

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Black Forest Cheesecake in the Instant Pot is a beautiful chocolate cheesecake on an Oreo crust and topped with cherries and cool whip.

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A slice of black forest cheesecake on a plate topped with swirls of whipped cream and cherries.

Black Forest Cheesecake

This is one of those recipes that pack a big punch because they are super easy on the eyes and tastes phenomenal without taking a ton of effort. However, this is a cake that needs to sit overnight so keep that in mind as you plan ahead.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Oreos
  • Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Melted Chocolate Chips
  • Vanilla
  • Cherry Pie Filling
  • Cool Whip
A whole black forest cheesecake topped with whipped cream swirls with cherries in the middle.

How To Make Black Forest Cheesecake

  1. Make the crust. Crush your Oreos, add in the butter and press them into a lined springform pan. Let it sit in the freezer while you move on.
  2. Make the cheesecake. Mix the cream cheese, sugar and sour cream. Next add in the cocoa, chocolate and vanilla. Lastly, stir in the eggs.
  3. Bake. Pour the cheesecake over the Oreos, cover with foil and cook in the Instant Pot for 35 minutes, with a natural release for 20.
  4. Topping. Once your cheesecake has cooled and set completely overnight, pipe whipped cream around the edges and fill the center with cherry pie filling. Add some chocolate sprinkles too, if you’d like.
A slice of black forest cheesecake on a plate topped with swirls of whipped cream and cherries.


Cheesecakes are done cooking when it’s mostly firm but still has a little bit of a jiggle to it. If the middle is totally firm and not wiggly, it’s probably a little overcooked.


Yes. The best way to do this add slices of parchment paper in between each piece and then wrap the slices in foil before placing in the freezer.

A slice of black forest cheesecake on a plate topped with swirls of whipped cream and cherries.

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Black Forest Cheesecake

Instant Pot Black Forest Cheesecake is a creamy chocolate cheesecake recipe "baked" in the pressure cooker! It's a decadent cheesecake set inside a fudgy Oreo crust, topped with cherries and whipped cream. 
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour


Crust Ingredients

  • 2 C crushed Oreos
  • ¼ C unsalted butter melted

Chocolate Cheesecake Ingredients

Topping Ingredients


Crust Directions

  • Line the bottom of a 6inch springform pan with parchment paper and spray the sides with pam baking spray
  • Using a food processor, grind up 24 Oreo cookies
  • Mix in the melted butter
  • Press the crushed Oreos into the springform pan
  • Place into the freezer while you make the cheesecake mixture

Cheesecake Directions

  • Using a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and sour cream until combined and smooth
  • Beat in the cocoa powder, melted chocolate and vanilla until combined
  • Beat in 1 egg at a time until combined after each egg
  • Pour cheesecake mixture into the crust
  • Cover with foil
  • Fill the instant pot with 1 cup of water
  • Place a trivet inside
  • Place the springform pan onto the trivet
  • Close the lid and set to sealing
  • Bake on manual setting high pressure for 35 minutes. Once timer goes off allow to natural release for 20 minutes
  • Remove the lid and use a paper towel to dap onto the foil to remove condensation
  • Carefully remove from the pot and place onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely
  • Place into the fridge overnight

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
  • Pipe cool whip around the edge of the cheesecake
  • Spoon cherry pie filling into the center of the cheesecake
  • Sprinkle chocolate sprinkles on top
  • Cut and serve!

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Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 588IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 8mg


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