Having three birthdays on the same day is a cause for a huge celebration – and sometimes a rich chocolate cheesecake is the best way to do that.
This chocolate cheesecake isn’t your typical cheesecake that bakes up in your oven – instead, we used our Instant Pot to cook this beauty up and boy is it delicious! Instead of going with a chocolate crust we opted for a graham cracker crust, combined with a rich chocolatey cheesecake and topped with a thin layer of chocolate ganache. Totally yummy!
In fact, this cheesecake is so delicious that you might not want to ever revert back to regular cheesecake – from this point forward, every cheesecake you make will be chocolate cheesecake ?
As you get started, wrap the bottom of your springform pan in aluminum foil to prevent any moisture from creeping in. work the graham crackers into fine crumbs and combine with melted butter before pushing them into the bottom and up the sides of your springform.
Pop in the freezer until you are ready to fill the cheesecake.
For a smooth and creamy filling, ensure that your ingredients are at room temperature – once combined, pour them in the springform pan. You will want to take a spatula and even out the top to make it as smooth as you can before putting in the Instant Pot.
Prepare your Instant Pot by pouring two cups of water within, and then placing the steamer rack inside. Use an 18-20″ piece of aluminum foil folded into thirds and use as a sling on the underside of the cheesecake – that sling will allow you to pull it out gently once it’s done cooking.
Lay that sling in the Instant Pot so that the sides drape evenly on each side of the pot, then gently place your cheesecake within the pot on the rack. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal the valve, then set the timer for 30 minutes at high pressure.
Once the pot is done, release the pressure and carefully unfold the slides of the sling to remove the cheesecake. Allow it to cool on the rear of the counter, then move to the refrigerator and cover with aluminum foil. Wait at least 4-6 hours before removing the springform and enjoying with family and friends.
It’s rich, it’s decadent and it’s delicious! But before you get started, pick up these items to help you make this delicious cheesecake:
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