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Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake

If you are looking for a low carb dessert, you will love this Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake recipe!

Do you ever just get on a “kick” with certain foods? We did that with keto soups, where we were in the mood for soup so it was low carb soup for days in our house. Now, it’s cheesecake. Quite the switch – but when you are craving something sweet we are on a roll with keto cheesecakes!

And with the keto cheesecake comes a new method of cooking that we haven’t shared much here and I don’t know why not because this device is something we use at minimum once a week! It’s the Instant Pot!

Why Make a Cheesecake in the Instant Pot

Making a cheesecake in the Instant Pot is awesome. Why? The pressure cooker is more stable and provides an accurate temperature more so than an oven. Rather than cooking your cake in a water bath, the IP already acts as a watch bath.

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keto cheesecake instant pot recipe

Like a Crock Pot, the Instant Pot is a set and forget type device for cooking your food. We use it for anything from meats to desserts, like the Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake recipe that we are sharing with you today. Speaking of. Enough about the IP, let’s get pressure cooking (okay, baking). And making a cheesecake in the Instant Pot just makes sense.

How to Make Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake

This Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake is a New York style cheesecake featuring a almond crust a delicious creamy cheesy cake mixture that you will love. Let’s go thru the steps and show you how to make Instant Pot Keto cheesecake.

Gather Your Supplies & Ingredients

For the supplies, here are the specifics to what you need. Keep reading and we share about the best Instant Pot cheesecake pan or an alternative if you don’t have a pan.

  • Instant Pot – 6 quart or 8 quart
  • Instant Pot Cheesecake Pan / Spring Pan
  • Bowl
  • Hand Mixer
  • Parchment Paper

Here are the Keto Cheesecake Ingredients

You will be using almond flower, erythirol sweetener, ground cinnamon, salted butter, vanilla extract, lemon juice, eggs, whipping cream, sour cream and cream cheese.

I know some of you are looking to make a crustless keto cheesecake, so here are the ingredients that you will specifically need for each part of the cheesecake making process.

Here are the ingredients you will need for the Keto Cheesecake Crust:

And here is the list for the Keto Cheesecake ingredients:

Line the Pan

Before getting started, let’s line your cheesecake pan with parchment paper. You will want to line the side and bottom allowing smoother sides to your cake and an easier release.

Make the Crust

The first step in making this low carb recipe is to make the crust. You will combine the crust ingredients to form a dough.

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cheesecake crust prep

Once the dough forms, you press the crust mixture down into the cheesecake pan and chill the cheesecake crust in the pan in the freezer while we make the creamy filling.

Create the Cheesecake Filling

Now let’s make the keto cheesecake filling! You will mix the filling ingredient all together – minus the egg. I typically use my Kitchenaid stand mixer for all my baking but with a cheesecake the best thing to use is a hand mixer.

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This allow you to now introduce too much air to your mixture (which the stand mixer can easily do.) After the cheesecake mixture is completely smooth, slowly add in your eggs and mix eggs in with a spoon.

Assemble the Cheesecake

Next, we assemble the cheesecake. First step is pouring a cup of water into the bottom of the IP pan. Make sure the inner Instant Pot pan is in your device (this is the pan that came with your IP.) Your cheesecake crust will need to be chilled before you can do this step.

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After it is chilled, you will pour the cup of water into the pan and then place your rack and then your cheesecake pan with crust on top. Cautiously pour the cheesecake filling on top of the cheesecake crust.

Pressure Cook

Now it’s time to pressure cook your Instant Pot keto cheesecake! You will want to cook it for 30 minutes and allow it to natural pressure release which takes approximately 15 minutes.

After 45 minutes has passed, you can open the IP to check your creation. Note it may be jiggly. Read our keto Instant Pot cheesecake tips below to help make sure your cake is the best it can be! Don’t remove from the IP just yet.

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30 minutes of pressure cooking keto cheesecake

Cool Down

Turn your Instant Pot off and wait an additional hour before removing the pan. Let the pan cool off on the kitchen counter. I like to put paper towels loosely on top of the pan while it is cooling off.

While you maybe ready to eat your Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake, it’s not ready quite yet! After it has cooled down on the kitchen counter, place in the refrigerator for 8-24 hours. 8 hours is the minimum. I know, but it will be worth the wait!

Serve Your Sugar Free Cheesecake

Now is the moment you have been waiting for. After cooling the cheesecake in the refrigerator for a minimum of 8 hours, your sugar free cheesecake is ready to be sliced and served. But first, let’s peel off the parchment paper carefully!

You can top with a sugar free whipped cream and any other low carb additions that you would like. Just note, make sure to add in the carb count to any additional toppings that you add!

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Yield: 10

Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 45 minutes

Let's dive in and learn how to make an Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake! This easy cheesecake recipe is simple to make but will take some patience as with any good cheese cake recipe. The wait will be worth it and this creamy low carb dessert will soon be your's to enjoy. With approximately 5 net carbs per slice, this maybe your new favorite keto dessert.

Ingredients

Keto Cheesecake Crust

  • 1.5 Cup Almond Flour
  • 6 Tablespoons Salted Butter (room temperature)
  • 2 Cups Swerve Confectioners Sweetener
  • 1/4 Cup of Water
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon

Keto Cheesecake Filling

  • 2 Bricks Cream Cheese (room temperature)
  • 2 Cups Swerve Confectioners Sweetener
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1.5 Tsp Vanilla
  • 3 Large Eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice

Instant Pot

  • 1.5 Cup of Water

Instructions

Prep for Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake

Who is ready to get baking? Let's get started. Here are a few things we need to do before we start.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Gather your ingredients and supplies. (note 1)
  3. Line your cheesecake pan with parchment paper. Line the sides and bottom to help the sides remain smooth and this will also help you release your cake easier!

Make Cheesecake Crust

Let's first make the keto cheesecake crust. If you are making a low carb crustless cheesecake, you will skip the crust steps and details provided here for the crust!

  1. In a bowl you will want to melt your salted butter. Typically this is around 30 seconds in the microwave, though it varies depending on microwave.
  2. Mix together the almond flour, Swerve confectioners sweetener, cinnamon and add in the melted butter.
  3. Once the dough forms you will want to now put the crust mixture into your lined cheesecake pan. Use the water as needed to help you as you press the crust mixture around the bottom of the pan. You will want to make sure that you create an even layer of crust on the bottom as well as push it up the sides if you would like to have your cheesecake surrounded by crust.
  4. Place the low carb cheesecake crust into the freezer while we make the filling!

Sugar Free Cheesecake Filling

Now comes the yummy creamy part. Let's learn how to make instant pot cheesecake filling. Remember, we are wanting the ingredients at room temperature.

  1. Place the cream cheese blocks at the bottom of a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, start to blend the room temperature cream cheese, adding in the 2 cups of keto friendly powder sugar (Swerve confectioners sweetener.) Mix well until you have a creamy mixture.
  2. Next, let's add in the sour cream and heavy whipping cream to make this mixture even more creamy!
  3. It's egg time! Add in the eggs - add each egg one at a time, mixing in each egg completely before adding the next. This is creating an emulsion that helps create the light airy cheesecake that we can't wait to eat!
  4. Last, stir in the lemon juice and vanilla extract,

Put Together the Cheesecake

We've made the crust and filling, the last step before cooking is to put it all together.

  1. Take the crust out of the freezer.
  2. Carefully pour the cheesecake batter on top of the crust. Make sure to fill accordingly, you don't want to overfill your pan creating spillage! Since each pan is different sizes, there isn't a general rule that we can go by.

Pressure Cooking Cheesecake

Here we are, everything is mixed together and now it's time to pressure cook our cheesecake.

  1. Fill the Instant Pot pan with 1.5 cup of water. Note - this is the inner pan that came with your Instant Pot. not the cheesecake pan. Make sure NOT to put water into the heating element. This may sound stupid but I've seen this done way too many times!
  2. Next, place your Instant Pot trivet on top of the water. This came with your IP.
  3. On top of the trivet, place your cheesecake pan with the delicious keto cheesecake ingredients you just compiled.
  4. Almost done! Let's lock the lid into place and make sure the vent is closed “sealing”. Press the “Manual” button and cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.
  5. After your Instant Pot Keto cheesecake is dings, we need to let the IP natural release. This typically takes 10-15 minutes. After that time, you can do a quick release which will release the remaining pressure in the pot. You can now unplug your pressure cooker.
  6. Next, leave the IP lid open allowing the cheesecake to start cooling. Place a paper towel over the pan and let sit for around an hour to cool.
  7. Once cooled, take out the cheesecake pan from the IP and place in the fridge. Don't open the pan just yet.
  8. Allow your keto cheesecake to cool overnight (or at least 8 hours).
  9. After 8 hours or such, remove from the refrigerator, release from pan and cut. Enjoy your labor of low carb love! Slice into 6 slides.

Notes

Note 1 - Room Temperature Ingredients - you will want to make sure that the eggs, cream cheese and sour cream are at room temperature before you start making your sugar free cheesecake.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 22gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 4gSugar: 15gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate. This data is approximate and calculated by Nutritionix. Please calculate the data for your Keto Instant Pot Cheesecake based on the specific ingredients and quantity you use for your dish.

If you love sweets, don’t miss our list of keto candy!

Keto Instant Pot Cheesecake Tips

Here are a few keto Instant Pot cheesecake tips for when you are making and after your cake is cooked.

Best Instant Pot Cheesecake Pan

Before we get started, let’s talk about the Instant Pot Cheesecake pan. The BEST cheesecake pan for the Instant Pot is the Fat Daddio pan which works well with both 6 quart and 8 quart pressure cookers.

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Fat Daddio – best Instant Pot cheesecake pan

Other options are the spring pan or push pan. You will want to make sure that your cheesecake pan FITS into your Instant Pot. If it’s too big, it won’t work!

Less Carbs with Crustless Instant Pot Low Carb Cheesecake

Go crustfree! That’s right. If you are looking to lower the carb count, an Instant Pot low carb cheesecake option is to eliminate the crust. A crustless instant pot cheesecake will allow you all the yummy taste of the creamy cheesecake filling without the additional carbohydrates that the almond crust adds.

Room Temperature Ingredients

Make sure that your cream cheese, eggs and sour cream are at room temperature before you start baking. These ingredients at room temperature help you create a perfect keto cheesecake!

How Long Before I Can Eat My Instant Pot Low Carb Cheesecake?

If you are wondering how long before you can eat your cheesecake after removing from the Instant Pot – know it takes time but is totally worth the wait.

After just 55 minutes of total Instant Pot time (coming to pressure, cook time, and natural release time), you’ll need to cool the low carb cheesecake for an hour before refrigerating overnight.

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Important to note; you will need to refrigerate the cheesecake for at least eight hours before slicing, or the flavor and texture won’t be quite the same. However, your patience will be rewarded with the smoothest, creamiest cheesecake ever.

After Cheesecake Cooks

After you have finished making your keto cheesecake, it’s not quite ready to eat. If you need to leave – the best tip is to place your cheesecake in the refrigerator with a loose cover such as saran wrap. The cover must be loose so that condensation can escape.

Cheesecake Pan Alternatives

If you aren’t worried about your keto cheesecake looking pretty, here is what a friend did. She used a pie pan and cut it with a knife. It wasn’t pretty but if you don’t have a cheesecake pan for your Instant Pot you do what you gotta do.

Serve the Cheesecake From the Pan

Typically Cheesecakes are served on a platter, not in a pan. But who cares? If you don’t – definitely consider just ditching the idea of a cheesecake pan and making the cheesecake in an Instant Pot friendly pan.

Looking for something sweet? What about sweet chaffles!

Is My Cheesecake Done?

Are you asking yourself “is my cheesecake done?” Here are a few tips to insure that your Instant Pot keto cheesecake is perfect.

  • If it jiggles, no problem. The keto cheesecake will be a little jiggly and wiggly in the center – and the side will be a little higher. TYpically this flattens out to be even.
  • If needed, you can tile your cheescake and remove any condensation with a paper towel.
  • There should be noIt will be a teeny bit jiggly in the center (no more than one inch) and the sides will be slightly higher (they will flatten out shortly).
  • Tilt the cheesecake a bit and use a paper towel to remove any condensation/water that got trapped under the foil during cooking.
  • Heat trapped in the cheesecake will continue to cook your cake as it cools.

How Do You Store Cheesecake Leftovers?

The best way to store cheesecake leftovers is on a cardboard round, wrapped in plastic wrap, and then wrapped in tin foil. For easy storage, slice the cheesecake into slices ahead of storing into individual serving sizes. Make sure to wrap tightly in plastic wrap and tin foil.

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Freeze your leftover cheesecake!

This is an awesome keto dessert (don’t miss our low carb desserts recipe collection) for storing in the freezer. Once you have properly wrapped your keto cheesecake for storage, place in the freezer. You can eat frozen as a delicious cold dessert or allow to thaw.

Is Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake Keto?

I love a good cheesecake but that carb count, right? But this question has come up and thought I would address it here.

If you are asking if Cheesecake Factory cheesecake keto or low carb, I really hate to burst your bubble but no. While we might have to pass up the Cheesecake Factory cheesecake because you guys, its really not a healthy option.

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Is the Low-Licious cheesecake keto friendly?

Low-Licious Cheesecake Carbs

If you do find yourself sitting at Cheesecake Factory and REALLY wanting that a dessert or better yet a cheesecake, your best option is Cheesecake Factory Low-licious Cheesecake. It is not a great option by any means, but as far as the Keto Cheesecake Factory menu goes – this is your best option for a dessert.

The Low-Licious cheesecake has 37 carbohydrates. Here are the other Low-Licious Cheesecake nutrition data:

  • 570 calories
  • 44g total fat
  • 7g fiber
  • 5g sugar
  • 10g protein

While YES, compared to Cheesecake Factory’s original cheesecake – which has a whopping 830 calories and 63 carbs Low-Licious is better. Save your carbohydrates and make our Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake recipe instead! (And yes, you can order Low-Licious Cheesecake with Strawberries but again just make your own!)

View the entire Cheesecake Factory Nutritional Data.

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We hope you enjoyed our Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake recipe and add it to your rotation of low carb desserts.

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