This wonderful Chocolate Swirl Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake has a triple dose of chocolate: a generous Oreo crust, Oreo cookies in the batter and melted chocolate swirled in. It’s super easy to prepare, and hard to mess up in the Instant Pot!
To make the crust, combine the crushed Oreo cookies and butter in a small bowl.
Firmly press cookie mixture onto the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 7-inch springform or push pan, using the bottom of a measuring cup or hands.
Freeze the crust for 10 minutes while you make the filling.
In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, flour and vanilla on low speed, just until combined.
Beat in the eggs until combined, making sure not to over-beat.
Stir in chopped Oreo cookies.
Pour filling onto crust-lined pan.
Microwave chocolate in a small bowl for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat heating at 15-second intervals, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Mix heavy cream with the chocolate.
Drop the chocolate by the spoonful on the batter. You may have some left over. You can use it to decorate the cooked Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake.
Drag a knife or toothpick all around the batter to swirl in the chocolate.
Cover the cheesecake pan with aluminum foil, and lightly fold down over the edges.
Pour 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot and place a trivet in the Instant Pot. (If your trivet does not have handles, make an aluminum foil sling to place under the pan to help lift the pan out when done.) *
Place the cheesecake pan on the trivet.
Close the lid and cook on 'Manual' (or 'Pressure Cook') setting for 30 minutes.
Allow the pressure to release naturally, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Open the lid and remove the pan carefully using either the trivet handles or aluminum foil sling. *
Cool the Instant Pot Oreo cheesecake on a cooling rack for about 2 hours. The sides will shrink away from the pan. Run a knife around the outside edge of the cake.
Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
Detach the cake from the pan and place on a serving plate.
Prep time does not include steps that are already accounted for in the ingredient list, e.g. chopped oreos, etc.
Cooking times can vary based on type of pan, type of cream cheese, whether you cover the pan, whether you freeze the crust, etc. If your cheesecake is not cooked when the time is up, just close the Instant Pot again and cook for an additional 2 or 3 minutes on 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook'.
If your Instant Pot Oreo cheesecake has cracks, you might have overcooked it or over-mixed it. Just decorate it with a topping and adjust next time.
If your Oreo cheesecake has condensation on the top, just dab it gently with a paper towel.