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This Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake is incredibly rich, creamy and the ultimate dessert for chocolate lovers. Super easy to make in the pressure cooker!

slice of instant pot chocolate cheesecake with whipped cream on a white plate

If you’re looking for the absolute BEST chocolate cheesecake recipe on the planet, today is your lucky day. This insanely rich and creamy Instant Pot chocolate cheesecake is guaranteed to satisfy your chocolate cravings, and it’s the perfect Instant Pot dessert for holidays or any other special occasion!

Ever since I made my first cheesecake in the Instant Pot, I knew I would have to attempt my absolute favorite dessert — The Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake. If you’ve ever had a slice, you know how incredibly delicious it is!

So, this is basically a Cheesecake Factory copy cat recipe. I just adapted it to work as an Instant Pot recipe.

Instant Pot Cheesecake Tips

  • You can use any brand of dark chocolate here. Just make sure it’s 72% cacao, or it won’t taste the same.
  • If you don’t have Oreo cookies, any chocolate wafer cookies will do.
  • Make sure your eggs and cream cheese are at room temperature for best results. Set them out ahead of time.
  • Don’t overmix your cheesecake batter. Just mix until ingredients are blended.
  • Be sure to add the eggs last.
  • Have all ingredients prepped and ready to go before beginning

What Size Springform Pan Fits in the Instant Pot

Use a 7-inch pan for the 6-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. An 8-inch springform pan or push pan will fit inside the 8-quart pressure cooker.

How to Make Chocolate Cheesecake in the Instant Pot

First, make your chocolate crust. Just crush up the Oreo cookies, mix with butter and sugar, and pat the mixture into the cheesecake pan.

Then, put it into the freezer to firm up while you work on the batter. No need to cover the crust!

oreo cookie cheesecake crust in push pan

Next, beat your cream cheese and sugar until nice and creamy. Then, slowly pour in the melted chocolate and the coffee mixture and the vanilla.

Add your eggs last. The batter will be nice and thick, which is fine.

mix chocolate cheesecake batter with electric mixer

Spoon the chocolate cheesecake batter over the crust. Use a spatula to smooth the top so that it’s nice and even.

smooth cheesecake batter into push pan

You don’t have to cover the pan with foil. After pressure cooking, the cheesecake may have some water on the top, but you can use the corner of a clean paper towel to absorb the liquid.

baked chocolate cheesecake inside the Instant Pot

How to Tell if the Cheesecake is Done

  • The cheesecake is cooked when the temperature is 150 degrees, according to a thermometer.
  • It’s slightly firm around the edges and starts to pull away from the pan.
  • The middle is slightly jiggly, but will firm up as it cools.
copycat godiva chocolate cheesecake on a white plate

Other Instant Pot Cheesecake Flavors

slice of chocolate cheesecake with whipped cream and chocolate shavings
close up of instant pot chocolate cheesecake on a plate

Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

5 from 7 votes

Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake

By: Dee
This Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake is incredibly rich, creamy and the ultimate dessert for chocolate lovers. Super easy to make in the pressure cooker!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Resting Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 10


The Crust

  • 1 cup Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Chocolate Filling

  • ¼ cup hot coffee
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 3 ½ 3.5-ounce dark chocolate bars 72% cacao chopped and melted (14 ounces)
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 8-ounce packages
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs


  • ½ chocolate bar finely grated
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The Crust:

  • Finely crush the cookies using a food processor, or place in large zip top bag, close up, and crush with rolling pin
  • Melt the butter and pour over the crushed cookies. Add sugar, and mix until combined and the consistency of wet sand.
  • Press the crust into the bottom of a greased 7 inch cheesecake pan, ensuring it is evenly distributed on the bottom and sides of the pan.
  • Place the crust in the freezer until the filling is ready.

The Filling:

  • Take 1/4 cup hot coffee, mix with 1/4 cup hot water, and set aside
  • Chop chocolate bars with serrated knife, place in microwaveable bowl, and melt on defrost or low power for 30 seconds, then stir. Melt in 15-second increments, stirring frequently in between until chocolate is melted and mostly smooth. Set aside
  • Beat the room temperature cream cheese and sugar until just creamy.
  • Add the coffee mixture, vanilla extract and melted chocolate, and beat until just combined.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing in between until just combined on low speed. Do not over mix.
  • Pour the cheesecake filling onto the crust, smoothing out with a spatula if necessary.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into the inner pot of the Instant Pot (6 qt). Place a trivet in the bottom.
  • If your pan does not have a handle, create a foil sling, place the pan in the sling, then place the sling in the pot. Skip this step if your pan has a handle.
  • Close the lid and place the valve in the SEALING position. Hit PRESSURE COOK for 35 minutes, then do a 15 minute natural release.
  • Do a quick release to release the remaining pressure. When pin drops, remove lid, and using oven mitts, carefully remove the cheesecake from the pot by lifting handles .
  • The cheesecake is done when only the center jiggles slightly when you shake the pan back and forth and when its internal temperature is 150 degrees Fahrenheit. If it is not done yet, let it cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Take the corner of a paper towel and soak up any water on the top of the cheesecake.
  • Allow the cheesecake to cool slightly before covering. (about 30 minutes) Store covered in the fridge for at least 6 hours to overnight (recommended) before serving.
  • Serving suggestion: Finely grate remaining chocolate over top of cheesecake, and serve with fresh whipped cream


Recipe was made in 6-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker.
Use any dark chocolate (72% cacao) bars for the recipe, as long as you have 14 ounces melted chocolate plus more for topping. It was easier to find Ghirardelli brand in the size called for. Using milk chocolate, semi sweet or unsweetened chocolate will not produce same results.
Have all ingredients prepped and ready to go — It makes the recipe easier.


Calories: 250kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 425mg, Potassium: 183mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 142IU, Calcium: 169mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. Lauren says:

    Delicious. I don’t like oreos so I use chocolate teddy graham’s for the crust. I also use a 12 oz bag of semisweet chocolate chips and it works great.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad you enjoyed the cheesecake! Thank you!

  2. molly burnett says:

    can you substitute anything for the coffee???

    1. Dee says:

      You can use water or another thin liquid.

  3. Pam says:

    Can you taste the coffee? I would love it, but I’m not sure my kids would. If I omit the coffee, should I still include hot water?

    1. Dee says:

      No — you can’t taste the coffee at all. It just serves to enhance the chocolate flavor. My kids love this one. 🙂

  4. Sophia Rossell Romo says:

    For the Oreo cookies- do I remove the creme filling before pulverizing?

    1. Dee says:

      I always leave the filling in.