Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

If you love cinnamon rolls, you’ll go crazy for this Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake. Creamy cheesecake, cinnamon crumble and sweet glaze make up the perfect cheesecake.

Instant Pots. You use them for dinner all the time, but did you know you can use it to make dessert too?

In fact, pressure cookers make some of the creamiest cheesecakes around. No cracks, no dryness. Anyone can do it.

You’ve loved our chocolate cheesecake in the Instant Pot, but today we’re all about the sweet cinnamon.

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake with glaze on a plate

Can I bake in my Instant Pot?

Yes! You can find all kinds of recipes on the web for Instant Pot brownies, cakes and yes, even cheesecakes. Although cakes and brownies are a little bit faster in the IP, I don’t care for them. They end up more “spongy” than I’d like.

Cheesecakes on the other hand bake amazingy in the IP because the steaming water helps them not to dry out and get cracks. They end up creamy, thick and delicious. And they cook quickly too!

What size springform pan fits in an Instant Pot?

Cheesecakes bake well in a springform pan. Generally springform pans come in 8″ or 9″ size, but when you want to cook it in an Instant Pot, you need to get a smaller springform pan. A 7″ springform pan fits beautifully inside a 6 quart or larger Instant Pot.

If you have a pressure cooker that will fit a larger springform pan, remember that the cheesecake won’t be as thick.

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake on a plate with a bite out

Layered Cheesecake

There are several layers to this cheesecake:

  • graham cracker crust
  • cheesecake filling
  • cinnamon crumbles
  • cheesecake filling
  • cinnamon crumbles
  • sweet powdered sugar glaze

It sounds like a lot, but it is easier than you think. I’ll walk you through step by step!

How to Make Cheesecake in the Instant Pot

Make the crust.

  • Prepare a 7” springform pan with nonstick spray. By spraying the sides of the pan lightly, the cheesecake will not stick when you try to remove it from the pan.
  • Place the graham crackers in a food processor and pulse until you get a fine crumb. Add butter, sugar and salt and pulse until combined. Use golden Oreo cookies if you’d like for a change!
  • Pour the graham cracker crumbs into the bottom of the pan and use a clean hand or spoon to press into the bottom of the pan to form the crust. Place in the freezer while you are preparing the other layers.
spoon pressing graham cracker crust in a springform pan

Make the Cinnamon Crumble.

Prepare your crumble by adding all ingredients into a medium bowl and using a fork to mix all ingredients together.

Set this aside until you are ready to assemble the cheesecake.

Make the filling.

  • In a large bowl, using a hand mixer (you can also use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment) cream the cream cheese for 3-4 minutes until there are no lumps and it is completely smooth. Be sure to scrape the bowl at least 2 times during this time.
creaming cream cheese in a mixing bowl
  • Add in the sugar, flour, and cinnamon and mix well until combined and fluffy. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Add in the sour cream and vanilla extract and mix until just combined. Scrape the sides and bottom of bowl.
  • Make sure there are no lumps in the batter. If there is, mix for an additional few minutes on low speed.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, making sure to completely combine the first before adding the second. Be careful not to overmix here and mix on low speed, you just want to mix long enough that you don’t see the yolk anymore.

It is important not to whip the batter too much because it will incorporate too much air into the batter instead of making it thick.

mixing egg into cheesecake batter

Assemble the cake.

  • Remove the crust from the freezer and add half of the cheesecake batter into the pan.
  • Top with half of the cinnamon crumble and gently press into the batter. Add the remaining batter and top the cheesecake with the remaining cinnamon crumble.
unbaked cinnamon roll cheesecake
  • Cover the spring form pan completely with aluminum foil, making sure to seal well around the top.
  • Using another piece of aluminum foil, make a sling by folding the foil from long end to long end. Place underneath the cheesecake to help you drop it down into the Instant Pot.
springform pan covered in foil

Cook the cheesecake.

  • Prepare your Instant Pot by adding in the trivet and adding one cup of water. You always need to add at least a cup of water to the Instant Pot so that it can steam and come to pressure.
  • Place the cheesecake on the trivet and seal the lid.
  • Set your pot on high pressure for 35 minutes. The timer will go off, then allow to naturally release. This means you don’t open the valve. Just allow the pot to naturally depressurize.
  • Once you can open the valve with no steam coming out, open the lid, remove the cheesecake and allow to cool on the counter.

How long should you let cheesecake chill?

Once the instant pot cinnamon roll cheesecake has cooled to room temperature, place it in the refrigerator for at least six hours but it is best to chill the cheesecake overnight.

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake on a plate

Toppings for Cheesecake

Although fruit toppings are common on cheesecake, we drizzle this instant pot cinnamon roll cheesecake with a touch of powdered sugar glaze.

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glazed Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

5 from 1 vote
Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake couldn't be any easier! This layered cheesecake has a cinnamon crumble that will melt in your mouth.
Servings 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Chill Time 6 hours

Ingredients
 

For the Crust:

  • 1 sleeve graham crackers (9 whole crackers) (1 ½ cups crumbs)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • pinch sea salt

For the Crumble:

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)

For the Filling:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)

For the Glaze:

  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese (softened)
  • 6 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk

Instructions
 

Prepare the crust:

  • Prepare a 7” springform pan with nonstick spray.
  • Place the graham crackers in a food processor and pulse until you get a fine crumb. Add butter, sugar and salt and pulse until combined.
  • Pour the graham cracker crumbs into the bottom of the pan and use a clean hand or spoon to press into the bottom of the pan to form the crust. Place in the freezer.

Prepare the crumble:

  • Prepare your crumble by adding all ingredients into a medium bowl and using a fork to mix all ingredients together. Set aside for now.

Prepare the filling:

  • In a large bowl, using a hand mixer (you can also use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment) cream the cream cheese for 3-4 minutes until there are no lumps and it is completely smooth. Be sure to scrape the bowl at least 2 times during this time.
  • Add in the sugar, flour, and cinnamon and mix well until combined and fluffy. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Add in the sour cream and vanilla extract and mix until just combined. Scrape the sides and bottom of bowl.
  • Make sure there are no lumps in the batter. If there is, mix for an additional few minutes on low speed.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, making sure to completely combine the first before adding the second. Be careful not to overmix here and mix on low speed, you just want to mix long enough that you don’t see the yolk anymore.

Assemble the cake:

  • Remove the crust from the freezer and add half of the cheesecake batter into the pan. Top with half of the cinnamon crumble and gently press into the batter. Add the remaining batter and top the cheesecake with the remaining cinnamon crumble.
  • Cover the spring form pan completely with aluminum foil, making sure to seal well around the top.
  • Using another piece of aluminum foil, make a sling by folding the foil from long end to long end. Place underneath the cheesecake to help you drop it down into the Instant Pot.

Cook the cheesecake:

  • Prepare your Instant Pot by adding in the trivet and adding one cup of water.
  • Place the cheesecake on the trivet and seal the lid.
  • Set your pot on high pressure for 35 minutes and allow to naturally release.
  • Once you can open the lid, remove the cheesecake and allow to cool on the counter. Uncover and allow the cheesecake to cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, place in the refrigerator for at least six hours but it is best to chill the cheesecake overnight.

Make the glaze:

  • Once you are ready to serve, prepare the glaze by adding the butter and cream cheese into a medium mixing bowl. Cream until nice and smooth.
  • Add vanilla and confectioners sugar and mix well until combined.
  • Add in the milk and mix until smooth.
  • Drizzle over the top of the cheesecake and serve.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 8 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 500mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 1538IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 681
Keyword cheesecake recipe, cinnamon cake, instant pot dessert
overhead view of glazed cinnamon roll cheesecake

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Just made this and followed directions. When I took it out of instant pot, after natural release, the center appeared undercooked. It was still very jiggly. So I put it back in for another 5 min cook time and an additional 23 min natural release. It still appears soft in the middle. Will it firm up when fully cooked and chilled?

I tried makimg the glaze twice and it separated when I put in the milk. Really disappointed. Any tips?